As soon as I reassembled the keyboard though, it went back to not starting up properly and giving the continous beep code.
If anyone knows what exactly might be causing this problem and how/whether i could fix it at home without shelling out loads of cash for a tech guy to repair it, please let me know asap. We can't take it back to the store for repair as apparently the warranty does not cover accidental damage and they'd notice the coke stains on the plastic sheet under the keyboard, so we can't just say its faulty.
NOTE: Before anyone suggests these things, I have tried them already...while I had the keyboard lifted off I gave it a thorough once over with a hair dryer on low to dry up any remaining liquid, and have also checked every key individually to see if it appears stuck in, but all the keys are bouncing back perfectly.
EDIT: At this point i dont think there's any hardware issues in regards to the hard drive, graphics or motherboard. I had a good look under a very bright halogen torch and no liquid appears to have made it through the plastic under the keyboard to the main hardware areas.
Edited by Bradius80, 15 August 2009 - 11:03 AM.