I Believe the Hard Drive is Dieing
I have an iMac 7.1 (2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB 667 MHz DDR). The serial number indicates it was introduced 8/7/07. Recently, after turning it on, after a short time it starts making a soft high pitched whine. When that happens, there is a perpetual turning wheel on the mouse pointer and nothing will respond. I have to reboot by turning it off by the switch.
I'm using the OS it came with (Leopard 10.6.8). At this point I'm wondering if it's worth it and how easy it would be to install a new hard drive and upgrade the operating system.
Ist dies eine gute Frage?