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On my 2011 MBP, the wiring is twisted a half turn. Its not possible to insert the connector the wrong way around, but it just seems sloppy that it was designed to require stressing the wire this way.
Why not just remove the battery, HD, optical drive, and fans (oiled bearings?) and then dunk the lower case? Pour it over the keyboard the same way the water got in. If you do it very soon after spilling water on it. How quickly does corrosion on this sort of metal occur?
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On my late (?) 2011 MBP, this connector is very tiny, and the cable covers the screw holding the optical drive.
The connector has two tiny metal tabs. Use your fingernails to slide it backwards horizontally towards the optical drive.
How do you remove the keyboard?
Why would you not remove the RAM as the very first thing upon removing the back plate ???
This guide gives details on how to remove each connector:
MacBook Pro 17" Unibody Logic Board Replacement
exactly HOW do you remove it? pull up? slide horizontally?
“Pull” ??? Don’t you mean to say “slide horizontally towards the gap where the fan was?”
So how do I remove the KEYBOARD? Want to dry it out. Or should I just put it over a hot air register for a day?
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