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Laptop Hard Drive Not Showing In My Computer


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#1 sparkyuiop

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 03:49 AM

Hi all, I got an Apple macbook for repair which wont boot and shows a question mark in a folder. It will boot from CD so I ran the disk utility but it won't show the hard drive. I removed the hard drive and connected it to a universal IDE/SATA USB adapter and connected it to my PC. I got the windows 'ding dong' when I plugged it in but it does not show in my computer. Also it does not show in the disk managment console but it does install with no errors and show in device manager.
I know its Apple and its a different format to a PC but it should display the disk in disk managment, should it not? And give me the options to format etc...
Any ideas would be a help, or intelligent guesses, my guess is that its shagged which would be a shame as the chap has lots of data he didn't back up! Ha! Ha! Ha! Evil boy!
The drive is a Fujitsu MHV2120BH, CA06672-B55600AP, 120GB SATA 2.5

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#2 sparkyuiop

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 03:56 AM

In device manager under usb device properties it states that the disk is unreadable.

Edited by sparkyuiop, 29 April 2008 - 04:00 AM.


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Posted 29 April 2008 - 04:40 AM

When I connect it directly to my mobo its not picked up at all. Guess I answered my own question, its shagged!

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 02:44 PM

A drive may not reflect itself in XP...because users don't know where to look.

Disk Management is the most reliable viewpoint to use...when attempting to recognize hard drives attached. There are various reasons why a drive can be attached and not be seen/recognized in My Computer.

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 02:11 PM

Did you not read my post? Ref: Also it does not show in the disk managment console....

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 07:10 PM

LOL, my apologies...I read line one without reading line 2.

http://forums.appleinsider.com/archive/ind...hp/t-34576.html

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Edited by hamluis, 30 April 2008 - 07:13 PM.





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