Original post by: ABCellars ,
Apple has two means of repair. Doing it themselves or sending it to Depot. Depot is a partner of Apple, and they are cheap - I believe it is a $280 flat rate. Apple itself is prohibitively expensive - $750 in your case. Whether they offer you Depot or Apple is often a matter of discretion. If they like you, they offer Depot. Always ask for a Depot repair, at which point it's pretty hard for them to deny you. A Depot repair comes with a comprehensive 60 day warranty (or is it 90?). They do a diagnostic on the machine and will repair anything that needs fixed. $280 is less than replacing the board yourself, slightly higher than the repair services on eBay, but done by Apple trained professionals. In your case they will replace, not repair the board.