Hey guys, *long post for background story- question on bottom* In December 2015, I got my new MacBook Pro 13" Retina display (Late 2015). It was a gift for my birthday from many friends and family that gather for that matter. It came right on time after my old Mac (Early 2009) died on me, in a way, unexpectedly. (Battery expended of old age and made the motherboard to crack). Last weekend, I realized that my current Mac (2015) is acting weird. Every time I shut the lid, the Mac was still on (the light on the apple logo from the outside stayed on and I could hear the iMessage still gets messages). It was weird, so I opened the lid and manually pressed "Sleep", then my Mac went to sleep, but as soon as I closed the lid back, the apple logo would turn back on.. I thought to myself that it's probably a setting problem or something. So the next evening (after everything was fine the entire day) I shut down my computer. When I shut it off, it asked me if I want to update the computer to the latest update. I pressed yes and my Mac shut down. (I didn't realize if it was done updating but assumed it did). The next day, I wanted to power it back on, but then it didn't start up for some reason. Nothing. Black screen, no sound of anything. Really weird. I tried everything possible until I decided to go to Apple genius bar. Yesterday I went to the store, they did a diagnosis and discovered that the only way to power the computer up is to open the Mac, take out the battery, connect the power, power it with the start up button and place the battery back. They told be that the diagnosis came out perfect for other things and the reason this is happening is because the logic borad fail to perform those tasks and has to be replaced. Now since this was a gift, by the time I thought about Apple Care, is was too late to get it, the only warranty I had was the one year they give you for free when you buy a Mac. My Mac was bought on December 17th, 2015 and I went to Apply Store on June 26th, 2017 with the above problem which is out of coverage at this point (by 6 months. fail!). They told me to replace a logic board will cost me $475, which is extremely expensive. My question is- what is the reason for a logic board to fail like that after a year and a half? I know for sure it is not heat, as my Mac sits on a desk. I read that usually, it's because of an old age too, but this is clearly not the case. I know that it is possible to have a manufacturing defect but I was wondering if there is a way of proving such a thing. I also know it did happen in the past with Apple products but not recently. My thoughts are that this is not a thing that was caused because of anything I have done since I take care of it very well. It barely moves out of my house and stays on a desk. Do you have any ideas how to solve such a problem without paying $475? I'm very good at bargaining and I am willing to do so if it is realistic. Thanks so much for your help!