The top case of my Santa Rosa Macbook cracked, and it is my understanding that is can be fixed for free even out of warranty. However, I want to know If I can remove my hard drive before I take it into Apple. I want to be able to access my files though an external enclosure while I'm away from the mac, and I additionally want to keep the drive in case something should happen to the Mac while being repaired. Wouldn't want to lose my files! For me, removing the HD is easier than imaging the whole drive. Thanks.