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2.6 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.2 GHz) with 3 MB shared L3 cache. Released February 13, 2013.

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Best option for liquid spill on keyboard and trackpad?

A year ago I spilled Gatorade on my early 2013 13in. Pro. I haven't had any problems internally, everything works fine. However, most of the letter keys stick awfully when I type, especially when the computer is cold because the Gatorade gets thicker. The trackpad behaves similarly, very sticky but nonetheless works. I can live with the keyboard, but would really like to replace the trackpad. I don't have Applecare and thought about purchasing a one-time policy I found on the Apple website. Is the $100+ trackpad replacement worth the risk? What about the one-time policy? What's a guy to do?

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2.6 GHz Core i5 (I5-3230M)

Intro Date: February 13, 2013 Disc Date: October 22, 2013

Order No: ME662LL/A Model No: A1425 (EMC 2672)

Subfamily: Retina Early 2013 Model ID: MacBookPro10,2

Std RAM: 8 GB* Std VRAM: 768 MB*

Std Storage: 256 GB SSD Std Optical: None*


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Apple does not cover any liquid damage repair AFAIK - it's outside any warranty you'd have to pay full cost (whatever they charge).

If you can read and follow directions (or know someone who can) you've come to the right place for DIY help.

You should begin by studying (not just looking over) the guide and notes. Then purchase the recommended tools and parts. (Every job goes easier when you use the proper tools).

You'll want to keep track (separate) all the screws so that you know which ones go back where. I often use double sticky tape and tape the screws down to a printout of the Guide.

While you have the battery out you may be able to lift off the key tops and with a hot damp cloth (not dripping) wipe up some of the Gatorade residue.

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