I searched and read a couple of similar threads but couldn't find anything exactly answering my concerns. First of all the details of my problem: I'm pretty sure the problem with my MacBook Pro falls under this http://support.apple.com/kb/ts2377. My Mac boots up with the chime and everything, and it respons with the right sounds when I lower/raise the volume and press random keys. All the LEDs on the keyboard work and I can adjust the keyboard lighting. Everything seems to be working but my screen is pitch black and I do have the nVidia 8600 series (and bought it in Sep. 2007) that falls under that recall. It doesn't display anything on an external monitor either. Anyway since those repairs are likely free-of-charge I'm planning on taking my MacBook to get the card swapped out or whatever. But since I can't see anything I can't back up or move files. I do have torrents, porn, and sensitive documents so I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas on how I could protect my privacy given my problem. Should I even be concerned about it if they are just going to replace the video card? Thanks in advance.