So a few months ago I spilt water over my Macbook and I thought I broke it. I dried it, but then turned it on shortly after and it worked for 10 min then shut down. What would happen is it would boot up, power or from battery, and display the white screen and startup chime, but then shut off. I assumed I fried something and it was dead. I saved the hard drive and got all my stuff off of it with an external, but when I went to sell the computer today sans hard drive, it boot up, stayed on, and then displayed the flashing folder with the question mark. My question is, was the computer actually broken? Was it a hard drive issue? Was it maybe just the hard drive connector? I'm starting to feel stupid letting the sale go through (only $350, it's a early-2009 Mb Pro 4gb ram) If I got to that flashing question mark folder, does that mean the mobo was still good and that it would have maybe been a cheap-moderate expense fix to solve the problem?