Question: Dead iMac
I'm repairing a friend's iMac. Spec as follows: iMac 3.06 GHz Core 2 Duo 27-inch (E7600) (Late 2009) 4GB RAM, 1 TB Seagate HDD, OS 10.8
Time machine backup on 500GB WD My Passport.
On restart, Apple logo, then progress bar, then crash.
Recovery mode showed HDD S.M.A.R.T. status: Failing
HDD replaced with new 2TB Seagate
Additional 2x4 GB RAM
Cannot get into recover mode
Command-R restart gives grey folder with question mark
Option restart gives Time Machine disc. Click the disc and get grey folder with question mark
IMac's original OS X disc cannot be found so I've tried an old OS 10.6.3 Install DVD of my own.
Command-C with OS 10.6 Install DVD gives grey folder with question mark and disc ejected
Target mode on my machine recognises new HDD, GUID Partition Map.