Released October 24, 2011 / 2.2, 2.4, or 2.5 GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7 Processor

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Power button does not work.

My sons MBP 15, sustained a coffe spill. Power button did not work. I cleaned logic board and case. was able to start computer only after connecting to the DC power adapter. Everything works - hard drive, display, DVD, all keys -except the power button. Power button will not shut down computer. I can restart and shut down through OS. If I shut down I have to open case, disconnect battery for a few seconds, reconnect DC adapter, and computer will restart. I looked at button inside case and it seems to work mechanically. Can anyone please help me? Should I try to disassemble and clean entire keyboard? Is this a logic board problem?

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Sounds like your power button has shorted out. Unfortunately this requires an upper case replacement to fix.

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After seeing conflicting information I've just opened up an Early 2011 15" MBP and a Late 2011 13" MBP and both of these can definitely have just the keyboard changed (tons of little screws-but no rivets, as I believe is the case for Retina MBPs Early 2012 and later). Mayer, I've seen you giving this advice out in other threads, I don't think it's true for 2011 models. You're suggesting a repair that is in many cases more than a $100 more expensive than is necessary, and isn't even that much easier.

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