Yep I finally decided to do something with my broken GE62 7RF Apcahe pro. The courier is coming tomorrow to taske it away to the service centre in England somewhere. It has been gutted - the innards have been transferred to my GE63, the DVD-RW is in an external enclosure. Im sure the service guys are going to hate me but tough cheese, I made it clear this was a shell and all the removable stuff is in my working machine... I dont wan't them to "give" me hardware - just fix/replace and test the board lol... I'm sure they will quote me something astrtonomical.... hence my fear and trepidation.... it is already costing me money for them to diagnose, but this was expected.