Flashing? Folder Tried everything
Hello community members,
I recently got a used imac 27" from goodwill. To be specific
Apple iMac 27-Inch "Core 2 Duo" 3.06 (Late 2009) Specs
Identifiers: Late 2009 - MB952LL/A
I figured I can reinstall my OS with my imac CD I've had from back in the day. Upon turning on the device I get a flashing folder with a question mark. This was to be expected. I popped in my disk and the drive made a weird scratching noise. The flashing icon would go away then it just sits at a white screen.
I tried many different options from holding the power button for 10 second
Command + R
Shift + Command P + R
I did the thing where it dings on 2 time and I let go of the keys- nothing.
Etc etc etc.
I've tired every thing watched every video and I can't seem to find the answer to fix my problem. When I hold Command + N I get a flashing globe icon but then it goes back to the flashing folder then stays solid. I can't seem to get the system to show its disk utility or anything. I then tried the bootable flash drive method, but its been so difficult to get one onto a hard drive or find a version of an OS. I tired installing one on my drive wit ha program but ti didn't work. The terminal method direction didn't really help. I'm at a complete loss and might think I need to get a new Disk Drive for the iMac. But if I am seeing ? folder and flashing globe icons when pressing the correct function I assume it's somewhat working. Any advice would be appreciated.