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So, i bought a used macbook pro (2,2) 15inch 4gb ram, 320gb hd, and it is in GREAT condition, looks brand new. when i saw the laptop, i made sure everything worked, even the usb ports and all is fine.

when i came home, i formatted, and installed Snow Leopard, did ALL the updates before i did anything else. and i just noticed now when i plugged in my 1tb WD Passport it dosnt show up on the desktop, nor the disk utility, however the hard drive light turns on but when i put my hand on the laptop, it dosnt appear to be 'spinning' up.

i tried plugging in USB stick in both USB ports and it works, shows up just fine.
so i dont think it could be the usb ports..

BUT when i plug the same external hard drive on my new i7 imac it shows up.yesterday, i plugged in the same drive into a friends Mac Pro, and had no problems. but i cant seem to figure this out.

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I have tried every type of disc in my drive and it doesn't show up. I hear it spin up but then nothing.

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Model Identifier: PowerMac7,2
Processor Name: PowerPC 970 (2.2)
Processor Speed:1.6 GHz
Number Of CPUs:1
L2 Cache (per CPU):512 KB
Memory:2.5 GB
Bus Speed: 800 MHz
Boot ROM Version: 5.1.5f2

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Interconnect: ATAPI
Burn Support: Yes (Apple Shipping Drive)
Cache:2000 KB
Reads DVD: Yes
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DVD-Write:-R, -RW, +R, +RW
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Media:Insert media and refresh to show available burn speeds

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