Stolen Mac serial registration?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by ljk, Feb 2, 2008.

  1. ljk macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    Two days ago I had my Mac Pro stolen during a move. External backup disks were also stolen from the truck. No way to recover anything, of course, but I'd like to at least make it harder for the thieves to benefit from their deed. I've looked for info to somehow register the SN of the machine, and this forum is the closest I've come to an answer.

    I'd appreciate any updated information on this issue or any suggestions.

    Thanks.
     
  2. dMacGuru macrumors newbie

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    You can list it as stolen at PowerMax.

    Firstoff, Apple officially does not track stolen numbers so you can save your breath trying there. See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2526

    But the good news is that PowerMax maintains a public accessible database that folks shopping for used Macs can check, as well as vendors. Use this link to enter your data: http://www.powermax.com/stolen

    The application called Coconut will also check that database. See: http://www.coconut-flavour.com/coconutidentitycard/index.html

    Hope that helps.
     
  3. ljk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the suggestion, dMacGuru. I've entered my MP's SN in the PowerMax database. We'll see if something comes up.
    Cheers
     
  4. wetrix macrumors 6502

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    Not much use now, but perhaps consider Undercover or similar on the new machine. If the old machine was stolen, a new machine is even more likely to go walk-about.
     
  5. ljk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yep... a little late for that. ALL my Macs now use Undercover. Hopefully so will my iPhone, once Orbicule releases the App.
     

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