Hi everyone, I already booked an appointment at the Apple Genius Bar regarding this problem but there is a long waiting list so I'm trying to see what I can do on my own first. I bought my MacBook Pro back in 2008 and overall I treated it extremely well, except for an accident in which I spilled a soft drink over the trackpad a few months ago, leaving the area somewhat sticky but with no apparent further damage. However, just the other day I had closed the MBP's lid as I usually do and plugged in my iPhone to charge and noticed that the iPhone wasn't charging at all. I then realised that my MBP had basically turned itself off somehow and no matter what I do to turn it back on again, nothing seems to be working! When I press the power button, the little light at the front of the machine flashes for what seems to be one second and then turns off again. I've also tried keeping the power button pressed down for a few seconds but with no changes, the light flashes but it's as if the laptop doesn't have enough energy to start up. I tried all the suggestions available on the Apple Support website, including resetting the SMC and PRAM, although none of these seem to help since I can only keep my MBP on for less than one second. I tried taking out the battery and pressing the power button for 15 seconds like some people advised me to do. I don't know what else to try... It doesn't seem to be a graphic card problem since the whole machine doesn't seem to be able to boot and it's most likely not a battery issue since it doesn't work not even when it's connected using the power cable. What can it be? Since I don't have Apple Care, how much would I have to pay to fix such problem? Thank you in advance for your help. P.S. Would I be able to save all the files and documents present on my MBP in case the machine itself was beyond saving? Would the guys at Apple actually be able to transfer the data to a new laptop or an external hard drive?