Original post by: dundey ,
Yes you can! Typically the hard drive data will be recoverable after a spill if it is removed relatively quickly. My daughter recently spilled red wine on her Mac book pro, and I was not able to remove the battery and hard drive until 3 days after. But when I did, I hooked the hard drive up to my windows 7 laptop via usb, and ran a free download able program called HFSExplorer. I was able to recover ALL of the files on the hard drive easily and copied them onto a USB drive. Still trying to save the laptop, but at least I was able to get the data!!