Is a Motherboard Replacment Worth It?

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VacationViking
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Is a Motherboard Replacment Worth It?

My 2 year old 13" rMBP has started randomly showing black bars or blacked out windows both while under load and while only doing email.

I took it into an Apple Store earlier today and while there first round of diagnostics failed to find anything amiss, (they are keeping it for a few days to do in depth tests), they mentioned that it was probably a RAM issue, which may meen a motherboard replacment.

Since the costs of such a repair are so high, would you buy a used one as a replacment, or go through with the repair?

I don't know exactly if it is the memory yet, but I thought it best to know what I will do in advance of the worst comes to worst.  (I will know in a few days).

Thanks!

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