Diagnostic code: HDD fan or HDD?
I have an older iMac I would like to put back into service. Model is iMac7,1, EMC 2134.
Leading up to its demise was a soft click click.
When I boot to the external backup drive, all is well. No internal drive is found by disk utility. Can still hear the same soft click click.
When I run the DVD diagnostics, long, I get this:
My sense of things is that the hard drive is dead.
But all the googling I have done on this exact diagnostic code suggests that the HDD *fan* itself might be bad. I am hesitant to get a new HDD, at least without being able to source for the HDD fan itself.
Since I cannot even see the HDD, should I simply replace it?
Since the diagnostic code is not totally clear, how does one obtain the HDD fan?
Is the HDD fan an integral part of a replacement drive?
Is this a good question?