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    Help! Can't get Western Digital Internal HD to be recognized!
    My original Hitachi HD is gone and I purchased a new 250 Western Digital HD. I installed and started up my Mac with my OS disk. It is asking me where to install the Mac OS X - but it is not seeing my new HD. What can I do?

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    Go to Utilities > Disk Utility and see if it appears there. If it does appear there then you need to format through the "Erase" tab to Mac OS Extended.

    If it isn't appearing in there then it may not be connected properly!

    Hope this helps

    - Simon

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    Thanks Simon! This worked!

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    Happy to help

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