Macbook Stolen!!!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by peanut48, Sep 26, 2006.

  1. peanut48 macrumors regular

    Apr 4, 2006
    Hi white macbook 13 2.0 GHZ was stolen from my melbourne home and its serial no is 4H6306XQU9E...i dont have insurance...i have reported the serial no to the thr anyway i can recover it? if anyone comes across it pls do report it as stolen...:(
  2. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

    May 2, 2005
    I'd check area pawn shops..

    I'm sorry it happened. :(

    Good luck. :):)
  3. sierra oscar macrumors 6502

    Apr 23, 2006
    South Australia, Australia
    really sorry to hear about this

    Just like our mobile phones can be rendered useless via the serial - there should be a free / standard way our computers can be rendered useless as well - in a similar fashion.

    There are ways to protect your computer however now - but not after the fact here - and I'm unsure of the success rate of those services anyway.

    Again - really sorry to hear this, did you get anything else stolen?

    Edit: for future reference - this is a interesting read Sheet.pdf
  4. peanut48 thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 4, 2006
    thanx guys...this has really upset me....another dell laptop was also stolen along with a digital camera and mobile phone to name a few....i know i wont ever see my macbook but i'm prayin for a miracle...
  5. sierra oscar macrumors 6502

    Apr 23, 2006
    South Australia, Australia
    yeah it's tough - thinking of you

    keep an eye on eBay and Cash Converters etc - perhaps call around and provide the serial to local pawn shops in case it turns up
  6. Mydriasis macrumors 6502


    Mar 17, 2005
    So sorry man!!!

    I guess the most painful part is loosing all of the data, did you have any backup.

    I hate mean people:mad: , who do they think they are anyways. You and I go to work everyday and make an honest living and then these lazy ***holes come along and do something like this.

    I saw a group of teenageres a couple of months ago scratching up cars, what are these people thinking?

    Anyways, I feel for you.
  7. Pressure macrumors 68040


    May 30, 2006
    It would also be a good idea to report Apple the stolen serial. If anyone sends it in for a repair, they will be able to see that it is stolen goods.
  8. ripfrankwhite macrumors regular


    Dec 13, 2005
    Sorry to hear about that. Next time be sure to install a recovery program. That can improve your chances.
  9. discounteggroll macrumors 6502


    Aug 6, 2006
    Greenwich, CT
    im really sorry to hear that. I work for apple, and 2 pieces of software I always refer (especially college customers) to are: Lo-Jack and Undercover

    for around $30-50, your computer is safe against theft from the everyday criminal. keep in mind that the computer MUST connect to some kind of network in order to be found. if the theif automatically removes the hard drive (and is smart about it) then thats a different story, but for the vast majority of criminals out there, they wont think that there is any theft software installed or enabled.
  10. Mydriasis macrumors 6502


    Mar 17, 2005
    hhmmm... I like that undercover thing! Sending pictures of the criminals, hihi:p .

    Lets hope none of us will ever need it.
  11. viperguy macrumors 6502

    Nov 3, 2005
    If this guy is going to sell it on ebay, you have no chance of ever finding it again.
    I think :(
  12. ZoomZoomZoom macrumors 6502a


    May 2, 2005
    Sorry to hear about that :( Unfortunately, your laptop is probably gone, never to be seen again. It sucks that we live in a world where laptop locks are nearly mandatory for security.
  13. puckhead193 macrumors G3


    May 25, 2004
  14. YoNeX macrumors regular


    Apr 29, 2005
    In essence it should work. It pretty much calls home (Lo-Jack HQ).

    But if you are really clever, you can create a script that phones home, your website with the IP, date, and time. Then once you get that information, call up the local ISP and see if they are willing to handover the information for the person, then you should be able to find the culprit. (Same technique that Lo-Jack uses)
  15. peanut48 thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 4, 2006
    thanx everyone but thrs nuthin i could do wit these softwares or programs now...its gone my precious :(
  16. leftfoot macrumors regular


    Mar 14, 2006
    Austin, Texas
    God what is with everyone getting their **** jacked?

    Sorry for your loss man, getting stuff stolen sucks, I hate theifs :mad:
  17. bossass macrumors regular

    Aug 27, 2006
    LoJack is so the goverment can track you. Suckers.

    Seriously, take that $50ish bucks for a year subscription and get renters insurance for like $120 a year. It'll cover your laptop (and you can schedule it again all theft and damage for another $15 or so) AND all your other junk. You should be backing up data and who would want their laptop back after some scumbag had it for a while. Not me. Just give me a new one please.
  18. steve jr. macrumors 6502

    Jul 4, 2005
    Akron, OH
    well, if it makes you feel any better, it may be covered by your homeowner's insurence. i know my stuff up to a certain $ amount in my college dorm room is covered under my parents house deductable. doesnt help the lost data, but may get you a new computer. worth a shot.
  19. EMAGDNIM macrumors member


    Oct 6, 2006
    Toronto, Canada

    For real...this is the third topic I've come across today about stolen macs...

    Sorry to hear about your loss...
  20. generik macrumors 601


    Aug 5, 2005
    Was your home broken into?

    Melbourne eh... sucks considering I might eventually move there. Didn't know crime is that bad there :mad:
  21. Pr0jkt macrumors regular

    Aug 26, 2006
    san fran, ca
    dude i'm so sorry to hear that your macbook got stolen, i treat my mbp like my daughter i'd kill anyone who wanted to mess with it. again i'm sorry
  22. generik macrumors 601


    Aug 5, 2005
    Everyone should give serious consideration to these.

    As an added bonus if the battery in your MBP explodes, it won't take out the rest of your home with it. ;)
  23. n8236 macrumors 65816

    Mar 1, 2006
    Wow, i keep running into threads of ppl's laptops being stolen.

    I'm typically very paranoid about mine and watch it like a hawk.

    Sry 'bout ur loss.
  24. AdeFowler macrumors 68020


    Aug 27, 2004
    I really feel your pain. The b@stards need stringing up.

    Let's hope the Macbook gets the RSD :(
  25. YS2003 macrumors 68020


    Dec 24, 2004
    Finally I have arrived.....
    I am also curious to know how the actual recovery process works. Finding the IP address and getting snap shots of the jack*** who stole is one thing; sending in the law enforcement authority to arrest that ****head is another.
    Does law enforcement actuall act on the tips and info those software companies provide them?

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