MacBook Pro stolen, what do I do?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Pavia, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. Pavia macrumors regular

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    Hey guys.

    So after coming home from Germany on a 3 day trip, I left for Malta with my family. The first day there, we have a break-in around 9pm at our bungalow, and few items missing (mainly my macbook pro, my X10i and my dads camera).

    Now my question is, since I don't have Undercover installed, is there anyway to find it, or should I simply report it to the insurance company?

    The laptop was shutdown and it has password active, as well as the 'encrypted files' thing. None of the items on the computer can be used for anything, and I have backups for everything, so I don't really care, just curious!

    Also, since my Sony Ericsson X10i was stolen as well, is there anyway to locate it using the IMEI number or something?

    Kind regards,
    Pavia

    (For those curious, it was an MacBook Pro i7 2.66 early 2010 in perfect condition, :/)
     
  2. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    I'm assuming you reported it to the police already, so if you did that there is nothing more you can do besides trying to get your insurance company to pay for a new one.
     
  3. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    There's not a whole lot you can really do about the computer. I'd just report it to insurance.
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Nope. It's gone unless the police can find it.
     
  5. .Max. macrumors member

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    Unlucky, but I'd recommended getting a brand new one off of your insurance

    Sent from my HTC Vision
     
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  7. Pavia thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for all the replies!

    I did report it, and I have the police report ready for the insurance company. However as this was my first laptop and I didn't use it much for the actual mobility, I think I'm going to get me an iMac 27" instead.

    Much appreciated guys!
     
  8. namtaB macrumors regular

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    Cops will never find it since they have other things to worry about. Best thing to do is file police report, notify insurance company, and hope you get some sort of reimbursement. But I wouldn't have hope of recovery. Just keep in mind Karma's a beeyatch and these lowlifes will get what's coming to them in time.
     
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  10. AdamRock macrumors 6502a

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    i should do that to my computers.
     
  11. tcphoto macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry to hear about the theft. I would certainly lean toward an iMac and then an iPad for minimal travel use. Did you attempt to hide the items in the room, so it would take time and effort for a thief to find? Are you staying at a resort or a less secure time share? A resort or hotel should have some type of video camera system that would be handy in times like these.
     
  12. Pavia thread starter macrumors regular

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    This happend last saturday^ I just got home today. It did happen at resort, with about 150 bungalows total, so it's quite depressing. However, on wednesday another bungalow was broken into as well, I don't know much about it though. There were no video cameras near. My parents filed the report with the insurance company so now all I can do is wait, and hog my brothers computer :)
     
  13. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    Look on the bright side, you can now get a new quad core MBP with Thunderbolt :D
     

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