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Hi, I have one of the first MacBooks. My hard drive started making a clanging noise, and lo and behold, no longer worked. Disk Utility couldn't even tell it was there. I got another one, and went to install it. At the very end I found that the new drive would not go the last centimeter into the bay. With a flashlight I can see that there is a slight bend in the metal on the right side of the back of the bay. Also, the new drive I got has four prongs to the right of the flat pins where my old one just has an empty hole.

Should I try and remove the casing (and if so, can you recommend a guide) and explore the bend? Is it something else?

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sounds me me that you bought the wrong hard drive.

post the model of the macbook and the hard drive you bought.
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Your MacBook takes a SATA drive of 2.5". Sounds like the drive you bought is an ATA model. I agree with jr, you probably purchased the wrong drive.

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Also on the Macbook' inside the hard drive bay on each side are pieces of rubber installed a lot of times that rubber will come off,Can get pushed down in toward the connectors.
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it was the piece of rubber blocking the port. hard drive's in and working. thanks.
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