I have a "vintage" iMac with the following spec:
I've been told by an official Apple store that they won't touch it and neither will any Apple resellers so it's left me with two options:
- Buy a new iMac!
- Fix it myself!
The problem I'm having is that when I turn the iMac on after it's warmed up it starts to make clicking/scratching noises. The screen flickers slightly and things struggle to load. I managed to run disk utility on it before these problems start and it coming up with lots of failures.
This all suggest to me it's the hard drive.
Is there anything else I can use to diagnose the specific problem? Would the above description point to a hard drive failure for you?
If that's the case I'm willing to spend £100 or so on a new hard drive (would this one be ok?) and attempt to fit it myself (following online guides!!).
Before I had problems, the iMac was running completely fine and not struggling with anything - even high spec games so you can see why I'm very reluctant to buy a new iMac... especially at £1500!
I feel like I'm being completely screwed over by Apple for not supporting a perfectly good machine, so much appreciated in advance for any help given!!