I have a Mid-2007 model 15-inch MacBook Pro. Last weekend the display stopped working, although the computer seems to still work. If I boot it up and wait a while the keyboard will illuminate and I can turn the volume up and down with the FN keys. Even if I hook up an external display nothing appears. I do have private data on this hard disk. Ideally I would make a backup and then sanitize the disk before having it repaired, but I can't figure out any way to access the data. As far as the repair goes I seem to have two options: a small Apple-certified repair center here in town, or actually shipping it in to AppleCare. I'm inclined to believe that my data would be somewhat safer in Apple's hands rather than in a small business, however I'm not really sure. I'm especially worried after hearing about how GeekSquad would scour PCs for private data. Is it safe to send in my laptop to AppleCare? Will they go through my files? If it really is unsafe, what is the best way to get the data off of my computer before sending it in?