Wife threw away iPad 2

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  1. lukenorris macrumors member

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    I am trying to locate my iPad 2 wifi. My wife threw it away yesterday. If its still powered and sending out a wifi signal. Is there a way to "find" it? I have a airport extreme, but I haven't found a way to see its device ID in the logs. Any advice is nice since the trash man comes tomorrow to empty the dumpster.

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    Unless you have Find My iPhone (iPad) installed there's nothing you can do except search through the dumpster by hand.
     
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    Why would your wife throw away a perfectly good iPad?
     
  5. James L macrumors 6502a

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    If you know which dumpster it's in climb in and start looking.

    Then, once you find the iPad, throw your wife in the dumpster.
     
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    Find my iPad/iPhone works fantastic. You can see the location on Google maps and you can have your iPad/iPhone play sounds (and/o display messages). I have used it to quickly find my iPhone before in my house or car. Why would anyone have such a great, useful service that is free and not turn it on?:confused:
     
  7. lukenorris thread starter macrumors member

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    wife likes a clean house... she cleaned my room and threw it out mistakenly. The iPad had a cracked screen and I was set to replace it tonight. looking for it... its not around. its not set up for tracking because I was going to gift it to dad for christmas.

    I have the device ID of it because I am set up for iOS developer. I wish there was a way to see all devices near me that are putting out a wifi signal. Maybe it got moved and is under something.
     
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    if it is not set up then sorry you have no chance. I would talk to your wife about this too. Also how messy is your room is she felt the need to through that out?
    My BS detector is going off
     
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    I would start looking at craigslist for a broken iPad for sale lol
    then get in contact with the police to prove its yours.
     
  12. racer1441 macrumors 68000

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    Why police? In dumpster, it's fair game.
     
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    I honestly don't believe anyone could be stupid enough to throw out an iPad. You'd literally have to be brain dead.
     
  14. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    I wouldn't say brain dead, but rather very careless. Even if the iPad was hiding in a stack of papers, I'd assume you'd go through it real quick to make sure nothing important slipped in.

    Hope you find it OP.
    Best of luck
     
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    Who knows, he might be hoarding broken computer parts and his wife got tired of the mountains of circuits, and threw them out en masse.
     
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    Agreed. How can you NOT notice it? Unless it was inside of a box/bag and she threw out everything, without even stopping to check what was inside? I'd have a very serious talk with her if that was the case!

    Besides, how far can the trash possibly be? If I thought my $500+ iPad was in the trash, you better believe I'd be dumpster-diving.
     
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    This thread seems a little suspect ... if it is true? ... 2 words "Dumpster Diving"
     
  19. Blakjack macrumors 68000

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    An iPad is not thin enough to be looked over. How does one do this?!!!!

    My head hurts
     
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    Ouch that sucks, my daughter did it once with my iPad 1, I was letting her use it after I picked up the iPad 2 she did not pay attention and stacked magazines on top of it and threw them out. Luckily I noticed it in the recycling , case worked great no scratches.
     
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    Maybe the wife threw him away too?
     
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