I've got a 15'' MBP from late-2008 that I used until about a year ago. I spilled some (not much though) on it but it didn't stop working – it just couldn't charge anymore (lol, same thing, right? = no usage). Well, now it's just collecting dust in my closet. I went to an Apple Store back then to ask what there could be done about it. They said that it would cost about 3.000 DKK ($460) just to diagnose. So no point in doing that. I got a new one. Throwing stuff out and decluttering I stumbled upon the old thing and started thinking: Can I see it somewhere? Perhaps it's just the battery that's gone bad (positive thinking big time here).