I've had three go arounds on this strange behavior. My macbook pro just "woke up" from a 2 day vacation where it refused to turn on. This has happened three times -- and before the first I did spill on the laptop and thought it was dead but it came back to life. Its been back to life (minus the little vacations) for several months now. What happens is suddenly I find it asleep and unable to wake up (see the light on the front alternating glowing -- I believe that means sleep). Tried all the things I found online to wake, reset power management, reset SMC etc -- every pull battery, push button thing you can think of. Each time I've done this and concluded it must be dead. But low and behold suddenly I was in my kitchen glancing over at my photos on the slideshow and realized -- it was alive! When it was on dead it seems to be in an sleep it cannot get out of but after I try everything listed to do including unplug and pull battery etc it seems to be just dead - no lights or signs of light. But when it comes back to life it is NOT after pressing any buttons (I try the power every time I walk by and it never responded) but just suddenly it is on. Seems to have restored like it woke from sleep as lots of applications are open -- not after a restart. Any ideas? Will my AppleCare be able to help me at all as I know there is liquid damage (have a few bad spots on the screen) but given it has been mostly functioning for a few months I am not even sure if this relates to the spill. I'm go happy its back but don't know how long it will last! Glad I didn't prematurely "bury" it (a few times over).