I have a quick question that I hope someone here can answer. I am going to visit my daughter in North Carolina next week and will be bringing my laptop with me (I wouldn't want you guys to miss me for a whole week!). Anyway, what is the procedure at airport security for laptops? Do I have to put it through the X-ray machine or do I open it and hand it to one of the TSA employees? I have heard that you shouldn't put laptops through the X-ray as it could erase the hard drive but that may have been with the older machines. Does anyone have any advice for me? Thanks. Dave.