Hello, is there a way to turn my Macbook Pro "17 (2009) A1297 on without hitting the power button? I noticed that my keys and power button weren't working a week ago after spillage and drying it out. The lap top however turned on a week ago. I have been using it ever since without turning it off (using sleep mode), knowing that if I turned it off I wouldn't have a way to get it back on. Well, last night I accidently clicked to turn Shut Down from the menu and I can't turn it on.
I know that it is still working and in good condition, because I have been using it everyday, and all day for the past week since getting it dry and on in the first place.
I would take it in for service, but I don't have warranty on it anymore. I really need to somehow get it turned on before my upcoming tests this Friday.
I referenced you post on a matter for another MacBook, but different model on ifixit , in which you told someone how to short it back on with a piece of metal. http://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/35169/Need+help+finding+power+pads+for+booting+without+keyboard,+can+some+on