Is my HDD fan broken?
iMac Intel 20" EMC 2105 and 2118 Model A 1207
I have this 20" older Imac (2006 edition) sitting on my counter for maybe 2 months with the power on. It may have gone to sleep mode or not, but the screen was off.
So, just today I try to start working with it, but it will just not turn on.
Mouse movements and keyboard strokes do not wake it up. Pressing the power button will not reboot it.
Nothing happens: screen is black and there is no fan humming or even HDD sound. Nothing.
I opened the body and as I am looking at the diagnostic LED, it is always green.
The HDD fan does not spin, but when I hit the power button, the fan moves about 1/8" and stops. It kind of jerks once and gives up. Nothing else happens.
That is the end of this performance.....
My best guess is that the HDD fan is broken.
What do you think? Should I just order a new one and try to change it, or might there be a bigger problem?
Changing the HDD fan is pretty cumbersome, but doable.
Before I start doing this, I would like to get your opinion though.