So after about three years of travelling, my almost perfectly formed Intel based MacBook Pro started falling apart at the seems, though it's not what you'd think... This morning after waking the machine from sleep the missing keyboard window decided to popped up, not something I'd expect from a laptop! And if you think that's bad, the mouse one appeared right after!! So I can only guess the damn trackpad packed in resulting to a non-functioning keyboard ; and to verify, the USB device has vanished from the system profiler along with the preference control panel!!! Thankfully Apple had some sense, they didn't wire everything through the trackpad as the blue-tooth and power button still functions!! Phew!! Though, Initially I thought about hunting the likes of fleabay for a really cheap topcase, or possible parts but not necessary my model. Not tried it yet but I think it'll be possible to remove the trackpad with the aid of a warm hair-dryer, softening the industrial sticky tape allowing easy extraction without damage! However, now I'm discovering checking fleabay for parts might not be as useful as I first thought, simply cause after removing the screws and topcase I'm discovering the hardware failures ain't as straight forward as I first thought... As strange it might be, the root of the problem seems to be coming from the chinese manufactured logic-board, yet non of the parts appear to be toast nor is there a odd smell... Now I'm not sure should I even attempt to replace the thing, seeing as the machine works fine with an external keyboard and mouse. Does anyone have any suggestions, should it be sold as parts??? Should i consider changing the logicboard, if so... how much are they?