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    Macbook Pro wont read hard drive
    I have a 2.16 C2D Macbook Pro that wont read the hard drive. Everytime I boot up the computer I get the flashing question mark. I tried another hard drive and got the same thing. I than tried my Snow Leopard boot disc but the disc utilty will not see the hard drive either. I can hear it power on but I dont think the computer is reading the drive. Please help

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yaoi-Wiccan View Post
    I have a 2.16 C2D Macbook Pro that wont read the hard drive. Everytime I boot up the computer I get the flashing question mark. I tried another hard drive and got the same thing. I than tried my Snow Leopard boot disc but the disc utilty will not see the hard drive either. I can hear it power on but I dont think the computer is reading the drive. Please help
    You sure the data cable isn't damaged? It is possible your replaced HDD ain't good either.
    Read this: https://discussions.apple.com/messag...ageID=13043940

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    It does sound like the data cable from the hard drive to the logic board may be defective. That cable undergoes a lot of heat and over time can become brittle which causes internal breaks to it and the connectors.

    Take a look at the replacement instructions: iFixit: The free repair manual They may also sell the cable. Make sure you have your model number on hand.

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