Report stolen mac SN to apple?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by redeye be, Jan 23, 2006.

  1. redeye be macrumors 65816

    redeye be

    Jan 27, 2005
    Hello all,

    Does anyone know of a system/website/phonenumber to report the serial number of a stolen mac to apple.
    So maybe next time it surfaces in an apple certified repair centre it can be recognised and returned (or something like that).

    My dad had his titanium stolen a few days ago. He now has a brand new 15" PB, with all his files - except for one days work. Question about restoring different machines from the same backup.

    He didn't use filevault and stored his PWs in an unencrypted Filemaker DB... He had a busy night changing all his PWs... and received "you should use filevault" lecture over telephone. Yes i made him feel bad. I was going to take over that titanium when he got himself a MBP rev B. :(
    Now i'll have to save more myself ;)
  2. e-coli macrumors 68000


    Jul 27, 2002
    Call AppleCare, explain, and they'll give you a phone number. Give the number to your insurance company. They will contact Apple.

    Sorry to hear about the loss. Happened to me too, except they got 3 brand new Macs from my house.

  3. Lazyhound macrumors regular

    Jul 19, 2005
    FileVault is kind of sucky, I'd just stick the sensitive stuff in an encrypted .dmg.
  4. redeye be thread starter macrumors 65816

    redeye be

    Jan 27, 2005
    I told my dad to contact applecare, we're having a family dinner tomorrow so i'll know what happened then.

    Thx for the heads up on filevault. I've actually never used it myself. Mainly because I don't have a laptop with sensitive info.

  5. ericssonboi macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2005
    I've used Firefault and its a space hog. I encrpyted all my files ... and it used 10GB out of my 80GB for the encryption. When i tried to turn it off... it wouldn't allow me... In the end, i had to reformat to take it off.

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