I tend to be a klutz. I spilled water on my MacBook that I had just bought in August 2011. I guess I made it 6 months without destroying it! haha.
To make matters worse, I don't live in the United States anymore. My wife and I live in Costa Rica, and there is a store here called iCon that is authorized to sell Apple products. After hearing of terrible experiences my friends have had there, I looked into ifixit.
I could not be happier. I was concerned that the water had caused more damage that it actually did. I followed the very clear directions, and it was a piece of cake.
Even better, ifixit included some extra pieces in case something went wrong. Good thing! I stripped one of the screws and ifixit had included some extras.
There is not too much to add to this. The directions are plain and simple.
The enlightenment might be that I am able to fix a lot of things myself instead of having to wait to send my laptop back to the United States. Thanks ifixit!