Yes that thought crossed my mind this morrning. Obvs had too many sherries last night when I said it was easy. I maybe should have said - "easy if its a single sided board, possible if its double sided - but your p****g in the wind if its got internal layers. "Waits for the 8 layer 200 part SMD board with a couple BGA chips
yeah few days to reproduce
I agree that chip in the middle (some sort of micro controller) is doing everything on this board, the rest is just support components which don't usually fail, if this board is completely dead it will be that big chip and it will have custom firmware so if its dead there aint much you can do at least without a replacement chip or firmware.To get a one off board made, £400+ is the cheaper option. It probably has custom software/firmware on that board. Is it a double layer or 4 layer board?
A board like this would be a ball ache to remake just one off, and would take so many man hours. The labour alone for a technician to remake this board would be the big cost. Without a schematic I doubt any PCB tech guy I know would take it on.
If the board they copy is not even working - it could take a few attempts to get a worker.
Sorry - I think you have buckleys chance on this.