So here's the brief story... Our old 2.4 MBP was gifted to my teenage child's friend, who is an aspiring and talented illustrator. Last week he had a very unfortunate accident of spilling soda on the keyboard. I had a quick look at it days later, but knew it wasn't good. Feeling sorry for him, I decided to take it in (on my dime) to a local Microcenter to have it diagnosed and as I expected it's dead and would cost $1,000 to repair. Logicboard, keyboard and screen would have to be replaced. He had no Applecare or other coverage, and since he's from a low-income broken family, there's no renter's insurance coverage either. Now, his mom and grandparents might be able to scrap together some money for a new Mac for him, but will take some time. I plan to pitch-in some too, but what I'm wondering... 1. Is it worth anything as-is? 2. Where, besides ebay or craigslist, could I sell it as-is? 3. Is it better to part-out the good components and sell them? I'm trying to find a little "good" from a bad situation. He feels really bad and knows he screwed-up. He WILL be working for the new MBP and knows it's his responsibility to make right. I appreciate any advise and help, but ask to spare the lectures and trolling. He doesn't use these forums and he already got it from his mother (and even some from me). Thank you!