Replace internal hard drive in MacBook Pro
Posted on 2014-12-26
The factory HD in my MacBook Pro went bad.
I bought a new Samsung SSD 850 Pro.
I want to restore from a Time Capsule backup onto the new drive.
I removed the old drive and 4 Torx screws from the sides, plugged the ribbon connector into the new drive, put the Torx screws in the new drive, secured the drive into place.
I rebooted the computer, booted from the local network (option key), launched Disk Utility, but I don't see the drive. There isn't anything useful in the instruction sheet that came with the SSD, but it shows using a cable (which did not come with the drive) to connect the SSD via USB to migrate data, but my old drive is bad, I want to restore from my network, so I assume I don't want to do that.
So, anything I can do in this situation?