A while back I spilled water on my laptop. It started beeping before I could turn it off. All dried out etc but now when I turn it on, it beeps continuously - no real pattern to it just constant beeps. 2 things:
1) It won't stop beeping unless I keep my finger on the volume + button (which seems to kick-start it into Recovery screen)
2)If I hold ctrl alt + del down (without releasing) it SOMETIMES boots normally.
3) If I manage to get it to boot normally, every application I open results in the help screen popping up. Often, if I don't open anything, I hear the mouse click-clicking and suddenly I've got 70+help screens appear.
I think it's something to do with the volume bar and the Function bar (unless I get it to boot normally, the keyboard is inoperative with the Numlock key clearly fixed).
I undid the back of the laptop under the keyboard and could see that there was a mark/stain on the sticky pad below the volume bar.
I think it's shorted out. I don't think it's a keyboard problem as this works when the laptop has booted properly but I think there's a shorting out somewhere.