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OS 10.4 - hard disk won't start up, invisible to disk utility

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when i start up my macbook i get a flashing question mark icon.

when i start up with the installer dvd the internal hard disk is invisible to disk utility and system profiler.

i tried to use target disk mode with another computer but it didn't work.

is there any solution?

(this began after a routine crash using itunes, the power button was pressed to force it to turn off)
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Sounds like the controller card on the drive is fried. If so, the iTunes crash was result of that death, not a cause. If it is the card then the data on the platters is fine, you could swap the cards from an identical drive. But you already have a full backup, right?!
Good luck!
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