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    PowerMac G5 disk drive not responding
    Hello,
    I'm working on getting my PowerMac G5 up and running and I installed a new 2TB WD Green Hard Drive in it. It's plugged in but the computer isn't recognizing it, even through disk utility. It doesn't even seen to be getting power. Any ideas of what's wrong? Is it possible a dead disk, even though its brand new?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kribensis12 View Post
    It doesn't even seen to be getting power.
    How do you know that it's not getting any power?

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    There was no vibration from the disk itself. I pulled it out, put it back in - and now it works. Weird. Thanks for the assistance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kribensis12 View Post
    There was no vibration from the disk itself. I pulled it out, put it back in - and now it works. Weird. Thanks for the assistance!
    Sounds like you may have had a loose connection. But you never know...could be a cable going bad as well. Maybe something to keep an eye on if it happens again.

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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