I have a 2007-2008 (I think) unibody macbook pro. I spilled coffee on it, and it fried the connection between the motherboard and the display. It won't turn on. The genius bar and a couple of computer repair guys (I really wanted someone to be able to work a miracle) all said that the motherboard needs to be replaced. We don't have the kind of money to replace it, so the laptop has been sitting unused for quite awhile now. I was hoping we'd eventually get the money together to fix it, but it's just not happening. So, rather than have it sitting around collecting dust, I'm thinking that I might be able to get a few bucks selling it on craigslist or ebay for parts. Does anyone have any recommendations. Also, with a fried motherboard, do I need to be concerned with the personal information/photographs that I had saved on the computer before it died? Is there any way to delete all of that without the computer turning on? Thanks so much for your help!