Okay ... here's the deal. I somehow, accidentally spilled a teeny tiny drop of liquid on my 17" 2.66 GHz i7 Macbook Pro. Actually ... I spilled it on the table, and it somehow migrated into the vents and now my computer is ********. Once the spill happened, my speakers made this really weird noise, so within seconds I flipped my computer over and tried to dump out any liquid that had gotten into it (as I held down the power button to shut it off). I'm not sure how much liquid got into it (cause when I dumped it, hardly any came out) but I let it sit for about a day, and tried to turn it back on. Once I turned it back on, the screen acted really funny (and my speakers continued to make that weird noise), so I cut it off, waited for another day and cut it back on. Once I cut it back on, it worked (the speakers still make that funny noise ... so I'm guessing that part of it is really ********) and now I'm trying to backup my harddrive to time machine so that I can just get a new one. I just bought a 1 TB HD, and every time I try to use Time Machine, it backs up about 1 GB and then fails, prompting me to run Disk Utility. So now I'm just trying to use my brother's MB Pro and connect it to mine (via firewire so that I can use the HD) and just copy/paste my entire HD to a folder on the backup HD and use that to copy/paste to my new computer. I said all of that to ask ... is that the logical way to go about this? (Since Time Machine clearly is not letting me be great) Will everything (including user settings, applications/settings, files, documents, etc.) properly copy over with a simple copy/paste of the entire HD? I'm open to any suggestions, please let me know, thanks!!