find my mac on a used mbp

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by petercarsten, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. petercarsten macrumors newbie

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    hello dear macrumors users,

    i just bought a used mbp. now i wonder and feel a little insecure because of that "find my mac" thing. can the preowner now track my used macbook if he registered it with his iCloud account? i am a little worried because he could easily break into my house and stuff like that since he knows where his old laptop is... :(
     
  2. mickpearcey macrumors member

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    Is this real or are you worried because you stole it?
     
  3. petercarsten thread starter macrumors newbie

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    this is the worst answer ever!
    you never heard of people buying things on ebay, did you?
     
  4. mickpearcey macrumors member

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    Did you re-install OS X? if you setup your iCloud service and enabled Find My Mac then it'll be connected to your user ID
     
  5. petercarsten thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for your answer. at least someone is taking this serious.
    :)
     
  6. lexdiamonnyc macrumors member

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    here's a crazy idea...............why don't you ask the previous owner??;)


    and what kind of person did you buy it from that you'd be scared that he might break into your house?
     
  7. shardey macrumors 6502a

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    The nicest person on earth can be the most evil. I don't blame the OP but for sure I would have done a clean install, no question.
     

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