Hi Everyone, Before you even start one me.. I know! how the hell did that happen! Well It was new year's eve and I was DJing for the party... Had a glass of champagne, I was talking to someone or doing something else and some of it fell on the keyboard Needless to say, I pretty much had a lot of luck, since laptop is still working and i'm typing on it right now. Well i has to turn it off as It wouldn't restart for a while, let it dry of the night (12 hours) and I started up again. Actually, i'm using an external keyboard ... as some of the keys don"t work that well. Here are the problems: 1) some of the keys don't work, some do 2) I regularly get the volume down symbol on OSD until the volume goes mute. Even after hitting the volume up button on the trim, it just goes back down just as soon. 3) if i hit some areas of the keyboard (towards the lower left part of the keyboard) it removes the volume down problem for 10-30 seconds before starting again) 4) without the trim (power on + special buttons near screen) panel connected, the sound down problems remains so it looks like the problem does not come from there 5) when the mute icon (= volume down button pressed for whatever reason) is displayed on screen with OSD, laptop performance gets hit : i cannot type as fast as it takes time for letters to appear on the screen and such other slowdowns I have narrowed things down to 2 possibilities! a) keyboard.. don't know the link between the 2 problems b) motherboard, which would activate the button down volume I have not tried to start the laptop without the keyboard... maybe I could start from there. What do you guys think? Thank you.