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A can of Dr. Pepper was spilled and it seeped under the keyboard causing it to be sticky and unresponsive. I took out the keyboard and there was no way I would be able to clean it effectively.
Repair went smoothly. The ribbon cables that were glued to the keyboard gave me a bit of trouble. I was afraid I was going to break them by pulling them up. I carefully pried them up using the spudger tool from a previous iPhone repair.The iFixit guide was very helpful in tearing down the laptop. New keyboard was OEM and fit perfectly. For whatever reason the backlit keys don't light up anymore but that's a minor inconvenience.
Get 4 small Tupperware bowls to store the four different types of screws that come out of the laptop when you disassemble. This keeps them from falling in the carpet, never to be seen again.
If you don't have a T6 Torx head bit you can use a small flat bladed screwdriver to unscrew the two torx head screws on the bottom of the laptop.
There were problems with the keyboard. Some keys such as 5,t,g, and b were unresponsive. After trying various methods to attempt to fix the problem, buying a new keyboard seemed to be the only solution.
The repair went much better than expected. The keyboard and tools arrived very quickly after placing the order. The guide was fantastic. The pictures were accurate and the instructions were clear. Everything went as planned, and it only took about an hour. The tools were a necessity. The spudger holds much more use than perceived. Overall, the process was painless. With the right tools, the whole thing went smoothly, and the guide was a tremendous help.
When organizing the screws after removing them, it was extremely helpful to separate the screws by which step they were removed in. Organizing them by shape/size would cause many problems during the reconstruction of the laptop.
Spilled coffee on Macbook Pro keyboard.
This old man got a little too frisky with his coffee cup near his Macbook Pro 17. Got it shut down and set it on its side for several hours hoping it would dry OK. Not to be, so used your Guide for this, which is VERY helpful, and tried to clean and dry the keyboard. As it turned out the keyboard lost a couple keys, so ordered a new one from ifixit, had the new one in 2 days, Once again, I followed the Guide and now I am a happy old man again! Thank you very much!
Keep the coffee sway from the keyboard!