A friend of mine has asked me to take a look and see if I can bring their 2017 MacBook Pro (13", non Touch Bar) back to life. Apparently the cause of death was that a glass of wine was spilled on the keyboard.
I've cleaned off the remnants of dried juice and things look clean enough, but the machine will not power up. While I presume there must be a short inside (I haven't cracked it open yet), I suspect that perhaps the keyboard is gunked up and maybe the power button doesn't work.
So before I go through the trouble of tearing this thing apart, is there a way to get it to boot (or at least show signs of life) presuming it has a dead keyboard? Would it respond to an external Apple USB keyboard perhaps (from a 2008 Mac Pro, so Eject + Power I'd assume)?