When my partner had her work laptop accidentally "kissed" by water, I immediately bought a new one and swapped the drives (drive still worked thankfully) and shelved the non working computer after hearing that it would be cheaper to buy a new one than to have it fixed.
Recently while looking for something unrelated I came across Apple Experts by accident and read about all the success they had repairing peoples machines. I grabbed the dead laptop and brought it by.
Right away you can tell that they know what they are doing when you see how fast they take apart the machine to give an actual assessment of what the scope of work will be and how much the repair will be. It was refreshing to see.
The result? They fixed the machine quickly and at the estimated price. I left feeling good that if anything were to pop up in the future they would handle it.
As an electrical engineer, looking at the work bench you know that they have the right tools for the job when it comes to dealing with replacing surface mount components and dealing with wave soldered boards.
I will be going back with my work machines now that I know about this too secret place.