Drive Setup ? No Drive ? HELP

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I recently got a beige G3 tower from a aution. It will not see any hard drive I put in it. It came with a 8GB apple IDE Drive, that it doesn't see, but worked at one time. I put in a known working 45GB IDE drive, didn't see it. The only thing that I can do it boot into the OS 9 CD. I'm losted at what to do. Can any one help?

The PRAM battery is fine by the way.

Thanks

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Hm.

does it see any ide drive? ie, cd-rom?

It wont recognize most drives ive discovered, i got a pc lappy drive and it wont find that, or an ide cd-rom drive i stole from a pc.

No idea, actaully.

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The CD_ROM Drive is on the sa

The CD_ROM Drive is on the same IDE cable. the cable is good.
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One device per cable

Have you tried putting the HD and CD-ROM on sperate IDE cables? Have you tried changing the order of the devices on the cable?

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and make sure all the Master/

and make sure all the Master/Slave settings are correct Wink

TOM

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Ugg

I have put the HD on a it's own IDE cable. NOTHING
I switched the cables around. NOTHING
I have checked to see if the jumpers are messed up. everything is how it shows on the HD itself.

I'm to the point were I just want to give up, and toss the whole thing out.

Embarrassed

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I think it the hard drive. it

I think it the hard drive. it must be crap
thanks everyone.

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!?!?!?!?!? >:(

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Doesn't the g3 have scsi onbo

Doesn't the g3 have scsi onboard? I thought it was one of the last to have it. If all else fails, use that.
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yea it does... that might be

yea it does... that might be a good way to hook up a hd until you get the IDE stuff working

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