Being the great loving son that I am, I bought my mom a brand new 13 inch Macbook Pro. Being the klutz that she is, she spilled a cup of columbian supreme into the charging port. Now the battery will charge but no sign of life when you hit the power. We attempted to put it in a tub full of rice for two days, to no avail. My uneducated guess is that the motherboard is toasted. Hopefully the keyboard will be salvageable since the computer was closed when this happened. From what I can tel I have a few options. Go to Apple. Once they find out that the computer was wet they will tell me that I need to pay $1,000+, and then they will blacklist the computer from repairs. However they will probably be able to tell me which parts need replacing. Which is nice. Buy another i3 motherboard off of Ebay, $3-400 and attempt to put it in. Doesn't look like rocket science but the unibody macbooks seem more challenging then my 2007 MBP was. Go to my local independent mac mechanic, and have him do everything for $600. Sell the computer for whatever it's worth broken $2-300 and snag a refurb for $1000, or give her my 2010 13 inch MBA, and wait for whatever upgrade comes around this year. Then there is one unknown option. There is a guy on ebay who claims to be able to repair the motherboard for $250 http://www.ebay.com/itm/MacBook-Pro...020?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3373ff4bcc This seems a little suspect, but is the cheapest option by far. What would you do?