I am now using my first ever Apple computer - a 15" MacBook Pro. It's perfect so far. However, I'm used to PC's and just easily swapping out a part myself if it goes bad. On my MBP, if it goes bad I'm assuming I'll have to take the whole thing in and be without it for a few weeks likely. I've never had to just give my computer over to anyone - I've always done repairs/part replacements myself. I have alot of sensitive financial data on my laptop and I would prefer to not hand that over to anyone. Is there any reason to be concerned if I were to take my laptop in to Apple for repairs? What do others do? I could see myself going so far as to get a spare laptop hard drive and swapping it out with mine (the one with the data) any time I had to take the laptop in for repair. Is this taking things too far?