I have a first generation unibody Mac book with a failed logic board, Beyond the Box quoted me for 20K for replacement. I searched eBay and lucked out as I was able to find a match for only 100 USD. Had it shipped here through Johnny Air, went to a service centre and asked them to replace the board for a fee. I spent around 7,500 php for the whole thing. The 17 inches could be more expensive though. I Check out eBay for your model's logic boards and they are around 550 USD. unibody 17 macbook pro logicboard 2009 | eBay If you consider the hassle, shipping, and fees for installation, going the eBay route could be roughly the same as BTB's quoted price.