Wallstreet PowerBook HD Upgrade problem

in Genius Bar edited January 2014
Can anyone help me will this small annoyance?

I'm replacing the Hard Drive in my Wallstreet 292Mhz again but have encountered a problem. The original 8Gb drive was replaced over a year ago with a 20Gb drive (an IBM DJSA-220). That was all fine, until the 20Gb eventually filled up and the drive became quite noisy.

I've acquired a 32Gb replacement (an IBM DJSA-232), which formatted, partitioned and installed without problem. But, after being shut down over night the PowerBook will not boot up. In fact, I'm experiencing something I've never seen before. When I press the power button I get a "click...click...click...click..." coming from the speakers and the screen flashes on or off, but with no backlight (if you understand what I mean by that), but nothing more.

I swap back to the old 20Gb drive and everything is fine with the PowerBook. I've been through the whole thing twice now with the same result. I've done everything I should have with this machine specifically and OS X ... updated disk drivers, installed OS X on the first partition no bigger than 8Gb, both OS 9 and X are updated to 9.2.2 and 10.1.2 and the machine had no trouble booting after an update restart, only after shutting down for the night! The PowerBook also won't start from a CD when in this state so I'd say that some hardware test is failing straight off. Norton Utilities has passed the drive under testing.

Does anyone have any suggestions? I would appreciate any help anyone can give.


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