View Full Version : Internal Harddrive Conundrum

10-28-2007, 05:11 PM
Well i'm just about to quit trying to get this laptop up and running. It's a Powerbook G4 15'' (1Ghz Aluminum). I've replaced the harddrive twice and both times it's loaded up good the first time, I install all the software and system, then when I restart it doesn't detect the drive anymore. Sometimes zapping NVRAM works, most of the time not at all. I've done a lot of fiddling in Open Firmware to little avail. So I have a few questions:

Would I need to replace the entire logic board to get this up and running?

If it is the IDE/ATA Controller Chip, would it be feasible to replace it?

Are there any Open Firmware commands I can run to force detection?

Is there anything I should try before I call it quits?

(and nice to meet you all)