Last night was spending a lovely evening in front of my computer playing with my new PrintMaster program (so fun!) when I got an idea I wanted to jot down in my notebook (I get many ideas for next school year in the middle of the night). It was 1am so of course I was sleepy and not really paying attention when I knocked over a cup of water and it fell on my laptop. I just saw a few drops on the top so I wiped it off. No big deal. Then my speaker starts making crackling noises and I realize some of it poured in. I start wiping it off and then unplug it. I was freaking out!! I tried turning it back on while praying to God that it still works, but the lights turn on, it makes some noises, but the screen is still black. AHHH!! I try a few times and it doesn't work. When I leave it on, it makes clicking noises. Great. I call HP. They tell me that it's probably destroyed and it's going to cost me like $800 and I'm basically doomed. She says I need to send it right away but I say I'm going to Best Buy because I still have a warranty. I thought it was an accidental warranty (like they have at Circuit City), but NO it does not cover liquid spills!!!!! Ah! I hate Best Buy. I honestly don't care about my laptop right now, I just care about my hard drive. I don't know how to take it out, you'd think there'd be some kind of seal around it so it wouldn't be easy for liquid to go through. I haven't backed up my stuff in ages. I have so many important things on there. Seriously you'd THINK I'd learn...................... my hard drive kept crashing back in 06 and I lost everything. So anyway, please please please pray for my hard drive. Pray that nothing is lost. I don't care if I need a new laptop - sure that would financially be rough. But memories and hard work are things you can't replace! I should get a Mac. My school Mac has lasted through so much and it's still kickin'. Okay I'm off to Best Buy.