I received a Macbook Pro from a very nice gentleman here on GT. Basically, I had posted that I am taking in Used and/or damaged laptops to help support a church effort to benefit kids who otherwise would be without a computer for school, etc... The Macbook Pro I received was in pretty rough shape. Apparently, it had been doused in water or some kind of fluid. The guy that sent the Macbook Pro said that it would be worth sending if I could just recover some of his data... Done deal. The data part was harder than I thought on a Mac, but I was able to recover what he wanted. Now, for the fun part. The Macbook would not boot, but it did make some signs of life when I attempted to power it on. I ended up removing the RAM and found one of the RAM sticks had corroded ends where you should normally see bright copper. I pulled the Motherboard and took it outside. With some Brake Cleaner, a toothbrush and a lot of care; I gentle scrubbed the contacts for the RAM on the motherboard. Did I mention that the battery had swelled so much that it busted the battery case? Anywho, upon a through cleaning, I allowed the parts to dry and then without a battery and only the power supply plugged in, I hit the power Button. Let there be life!!! So basically, in order to get this MBP into a condition where I can donate it, I need to pickup a keyboard assembly and a new battery. Not bad, eh? BTW: This is my first time to use Brake Cleaner on a laptop. I couldn't mess it up more than it already was, so it was more of an experiment. With another keyboard plugged in, I am able to type just fine. Pretty cool. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!