Is tracking my MBP possible (via GPS, Internet)?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by petrucci666, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. petrucci666 macrumors 6502a

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    There has been a series of thefts on my college campus and the thief is still out there. My roomates Logitech speakers got stolen, another friends laptop got stolen and I heard some guys 42" TV got stolen too!! I am being cautious until the cops catch this guy but I want to know if there is some way of tracking my laptop if it ever does get stolen. Kinda like the track wherever your friends are thingy on the iPhone.

    I doubt this is possible, but you never know...

    Thanks for any help!
     
  2. prodigee macrumors 6502a

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    They make LoJack for laptops.

    Or you could get some kind of GPS tracker chip, that allows you to track it from anywhere in the world. I know that these exist I just wouldn't know where to get one.
     
  3. cloroxbleach4 macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe you should think about investing in a lock for your laptop, not too expensive.
     
  4. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    If you're talking about dorm-theft, just make sure to put the MBP away when you leave...don't leave it out.

    Put it in a locking drawer if possible.
     
  5. Sneakz macrumors 65816

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    Things like this don't work. Software solutions are useless to most people. It doesn't stop the laptop from being stolen. A quick hard drive swap at most and the laptop is untraceable.
     

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