Pineapple juice damage to HDMI port and two keys?

Hi, my girlfriend's lunch container broke and had juice from pineapples had got into her computer. It only made the HDMI port not work and two keyboard keys. I got it for her this past christmas so it is not that old. Mac is charging $750.00 for this small repair? Can anyone help guide me through fixing this. Much appreciated thank you!

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Pineapple juice is very acidic! You'll need to open up the system ASAP to get to the spillage. Once you get it open following the IFIXIT Guides make sure you disconnect the battery first!

Now you'll need to get some distilled water (not tap!) using cotton swabs (Q-Tips) wash down the areas so you dilute and remove the acids within the juice. A second benefit here is distilled water will also help in removing the sugars as well. Once you have cleaned the area you'll need to use a high grade of Isopropyl alcohol (85% or better) to clean any oils and act as a drier to help in removing the last traces of distilled water. I would recommend letting the system dry in the warm sun light for a day (opened) before reassembly.

Follow this vid to pop the key caps to get underneath follow the same process as above. Just be careful on not snagging anything cleaning the key caps.

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As you didn't give us a clear model this is as much as we can give you. If you can give us which model you have we might be able to give you some more detail.


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