If this needs to be merged with the computer help thread, so be it...but I wanted someone to notice my dire need for assistance.
I spilled an entire soy latte on my other laptop. I took the keypad off and ran it under water, figuring if the soy didn't ruin it yet, it would when it dried and that the water couldn't possibly hurt. It doesn't look like very much liquid got on the electronics inside the computer.
Did I completely ruin my machine? I got a big ole error message that said something about a hardware failure as soon as I spilled, but I really didn't read it; my first reaction was to unplug and turn the over!!!