I'm sure that this has been discussed ad naseum. However, I'm panicking and my attempts to fix this as well as my searches have left me dry regarding my particular damage. I took a nap earlier today and found that my Bassett hound spilled a beer on my early 2011 MBP. Frack. What she was doing with the beer I'll never know . But my optical SuperDrive clicks on start up when I tried to put in my snow leopard oem disk, the led flashes about five or six times before start up, and after a long time on a white screen I get the flashing folder with a question mark. the battery is shot, it only boots on ac power, and I've only tried that three times (I later found not to try to boot for about three days. I drained the extra liquid, opened up the back, dried off what I could. I removed the HD, dried off what I could, and I've got the whole thing reassembled and upside down on a towel with a fan blowing on it to dry it out and prevent drips in the motherboard. Suggestions? Anything else I can do? I have a genius appointment tomorrow. As an aside, if they find the motherboard is fine and it's only the internal HDD, should I consider simply upgrading to an ssd or a 7200 rpm? I noticed newegg offers a 700some gig 7200 for only around $150, which I'm sure is less Than apple. It's under AppleCare. It's a 15" early 2011 2.2. It's my baby Help!