|Just an opinion:|
Lap tops are becoming like Bics. (when it runs out of gas you toss it). Compare the cost + insurance + not covered items against the price of a new one.
Now see if you can find one without the hard drive, ram ,
cdrom, A: battery and charger and use your parts from the laptop thats in need of a new board. Hmmmm?
A repair shop will most likely cost you more than $200.00
Call around and get a few quotes.