Currently Being ModeratedFeb 11, 2013 2:28 AM (in response to shaie101)
I'm afraid it's your bad luck. Apple Care is an excellent insurance ... but for breakdown only.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 11, 2013 4:41 AM (in response to shaie101)
Rinse the keyboard in tepid distilled water or a running tap for 5 - 10 minutes, towel dry and let it completly dry out near a central heating radiator for 5 days.
This works well for the aluminium keyboards, but as youv nothing to loose (50 / 50 chance this will work) its worth a try as its not going to work again without removing the sticky gunk inside.
We save a lot of money in our office doing this with coffee spills.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 11, 2013 5:41 AM (in response to shaie101)
Applecare won't cover you for user-inflicted damage.
Gary's recommendation, though drastic, is valid. I rescued a major wine spill that way a few years ago. However, it's important to do it immediately. If the sticky residue is allowed to dry, chances of success diminish. Certainly far more rinsing will be needed.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 11, 2013 7:03 AM (in response to shaie101)
Here's the full monty. No idea if this will be successful, but it's what I'd try if it happened to me.
You have nothing to lose. Get a gallon of distilled water. Pour enough into a clean shallow pan and soak and agitate the keyboard. Make sure the keyboard is covered in water. Do this until you have no more water left. Allow the water to drain after each soaking. Once it is drained, swish it in a bath of 70% isopropyl alcohol for 15 minutes, let it drain, then replace with new alcohol and swish for several more minutes. This will help displace the water and may help remove any traces of the wine. Then let it dry out for a number of days. Do not try to use it until you are reasonably certain it is completely dry. Letting it sit in a container of rice, which will act as a dessicant, may also help the drying.