I own a macbook pro retina, mid 2012. I bought like 2 years and 2 months ago.
Yesterday, I was cleaning my macbook as usual with some alcohol(95% ethanol), between the keys and on the screen. I do it regularly and it's my first time.
After a bit, the screen started flickering in a barely visible way, you need to focus on the screen to see the flickering, I directly updated OSX and restarted. After the restart, the flickering increased and it became clear. I turned off my mac for about an hour and tried to boot. The flickering disappeared but after 10 minutes the flickering got back. I was shocked, so I turned it off till the next day. Once I woke up I turned it on and noticed that there were no flickering. I left it on for about an hour and when I came back to check the flickering was enormous, there were color changes, it felt like the screen was going to blow. I turned it off and rebooted and the screen was dead.
Here's an image of what I currently get when I boot
I tried an external display with both vgas, and everything worked fine.
Is this a screen problem? or a mobo problem? any other explanation to the above image?
A $3k macbook with an LG screen (with ghosting, yes I managed those 2 years with it) and that's what I get? I live outside the US, I bought it from the US and the Apple official retail stores here in my country do not honor the Apple warranty, they have their own.