Spoke to local Apple store. Less than helpful
They need the mac for 4-5 days to repair it. Plus they are a good 1/2hour to 45 minutes away with crap parking.
Then tried local authorised guy and he was great! Walked me through everything and will be re-loading ML back on for me.
Then I just restore from the back up. The local guy is 10 minutes away with parking out front!
Oh he said it would be 3 days max, depending on how long it takes to get drive from Apple. He can't preorder until he actually has my mac in store (Apple rules). He said the actual installation takes about an hou 1/2. But the parts take 1-2 days from Apple
So why it would take twice as long at the store I have no idea!!
Local guy wins and I support local business. Win. Win.
PS. Thanks for the help dadathome!
Edited by Coffeegirl, 20 November 2012 - 03:35 PM.