Answer to "Spilt a fizzy drink on the keyboard and need some information."Hi Old Questions.. but someone might still search for a keyboard-only replacement... like I do. as discussed here : Keyboard (just the keyboard replacement) I found several chinese manufacturers which sell the keyboards only, they seem legit and there are keyboards for several countries available... US, french, german, russian.... www.aliexpress.com for example : http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Fast-Shipping-laptop-Keyboard-For-macbook-pro-A1286-German-GR-MB470-MB471-Keyboard-Black-2008/606592713.html
Answer to "Keyboard (just the keyboard replacement)"You can buy a keyboard-only replacement at aliexpress.com for example. You have to choose a fitting keyboard... your macbook version and the keyboard which fits the housing (US and Euro Keyboards for example are different... ) They cost about 40$ and will be sent all around the world. As others have already said, the keyboard is fixet with 50 or 60 tiny screws... so buy a good screwdriver and take your time. http://www.aliexpress.com/item/15-UK-Keyboard-With-Backlight-For-Macbook-Pro-A1286-2009-2010-2011-Tested/559932720.html
Answer to "Part of keyboard not working due to beverage damage."Please beware of the different laser-cutouts for the keys in your aluminium case... this means a US keyboard replacement doesnt fit into a euro, japanese macbook pro. thats because some keys like enter and backspace are of different sizes.