White macbook wont recognize new HDD

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  1. 5SpeedSER

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    Cant figure out why this white macbook wont recognize the new WD Drive... the old one died recently so i ordered a new WD1600BEVT drive from OWC and put it in. Now when i boot up the disk utility does not recognize it, nor does system profiler. Any ideas? Im gonna pull it out and try it externally later to verify it works, but it just came out of the static wrapper and straight into the macbook.
     
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    Well i put the new drive in a external housing and it was recognized on all machines via usb NO PROBLEM. the macbook in question also installed OSX and booted from it NO PROBLEM with it in the enclosure. So, after the fact i re-installed the fresh installed drive into the machine, no luck... still does not recognize it at all.

    WTF? SATA controller dead maybe? everything runs fine otherwise
     
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    disk utility, format drive GUID partition.
     
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    because its white
     
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    I'll give you $50 shipped to my door.
     
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    not mine.
     
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    did that, still no luck
     
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    My offer stands
     
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    as does mine
     

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