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

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

  1. petrucci666 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 30, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    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

    Sep 23, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    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


    Dec 28, 2007
    Maybe you should think about investing in a lock for your laptop, not too expensive.
  4. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008
    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


    Jul 17, 2008
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    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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