need to replace hard drive on imac please help!

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  1. ngraysva, Oct 31, 2012
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    ngraysva macrumors newbie

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    hi guys,

    new to the site, but i have owned several macs over the past decade....

    i have a 2009 iMac 24", 1TB HD, 3.06GHZ Intel, 8GB Memory... my hard drive is corrupt, i spoke with apple over the phone for an hour, i tried to upgrade from 10.6.8 to the new mountain lion and now i am locked out...

    anyway, can you guys help me figure out exactly what hard drive i would need to replace it, and where i could purchase it without breaking the bank? i want the same exact drive..


    thanks a bunch to anyone that can help!

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    i am assuming that amazon would be the best bet to ordering one..
     
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  3. FlameofAnor macrumors regular

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    Can't you open the back up and see what drive is installed?
     
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    i honestly cannot do anything, everytime i start my computer up, it brings me to the install mountain lion screen, i cannot even get the computer in safe mode...

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    this is what a member suggested, i appreciate the help!


    Orange Crane
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    Here's the repair guide-
    http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iMac+Int...acement/9028/1

    And a replacement 1 tb 7200 rpm sata drive-
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152185

    Good luck!
     
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    Just ordered a new hd. Hopefully that will solve the issue.
     
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    Are you going to do the HDD surgery?
     
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    Going to post pics. Install went well, taking it apart was fun and easy....I setup the new hard drive and the puter and it works great!
     
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