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    My MBP 15.4" was stolen today
    Someone grabbed my computer bag out of the back seat of my car today.

    If you see a Mac Book Pro 15.4" for sale without boxes or something else suspicious, PM me please! Long-shot, I know.

    It was stolen in Denver, but could show up on ebay/craigslist anywhere I'd guess.

    God help them if I find out who it is.

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    I'm sorry for your loss. Check and see if your covered, usually home owners insurance covers stuff stolen out of a car.

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    I'm probably covered through work.

    Jut a lesson to be learned, though....

    - backup all your stuff
    - password protect everything you can
    - encrypt what you can

    Losing a $2k laptop is bad enough. Thinking of the thousands of emails and personal data that's on there is horrific.

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    Sorry to hear that man...I don't know what I'd do if that happens

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    Was your car doors locked at all?

    Kind of reminds of a scene I saw where this guy left his car unlocked and then found a bum sitting in the back seat of his car after he came out from the video store.

    I was in my car waiting for my girlfriend to get off of work. Typing away on my Macbook. I then heard a whole line of profanity at the top of the guys lungs. Yelling and screaming at the bum to get out of his car.

    Sorry big tangent. >_<"
    死神はリンゴしか食べない。

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    I was parked at a bank, went in for 10 minutes or so, came back out, went home, and realized it was missing.

    It is possible that the car wasn't locked while I was in the bank - I walked away, hit the remote door lock, and assumed (!) it locked. I think I left the windows slightly open to keep the car cool as well. There might have been enough room to reach an arm in there and open the door.

    I didn't even notice it gone until I got home, looked in the back seat, didn't find it, checked the trunk... didn't find it.... went back to my office, didn't find it...

    Retraced my steps and recall walking out to my car at my office with the computer and street sweepers were coming down the street, and kicking up a dusty mess. My car was 2' from the street, so I quickly opened the rear door, put the laptop in the back, hopped in the front, and got out of the way of the street sweepers.

    Lesson learned.... laptop ALWAYS goes into the trunk.

    It's a sinking feeling when you realize it's gone.

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    If it was a bank, don't they have cameras monitoring every inch of that place?
    It kind of reminds my of my cousins fiance. He had an HP laptop in the back seat of his brand new acura tl. They broke his window to steal it to only find out that the laptop was broken...suckers

    I will keep my out on ebay and CG since I'm on there looking for a macbook for my dad. I take it you had thee version prior to the unibody?

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    Thanks - yea - keep an eye out, please! I'm happy to provide a reward for somebody that can get it back to me.

    I called the bank and talked to the guard in the lobby and he said there are no cameras in the lot.

    I'm not yet in the mood for humor, but in time, I think I'll find it funny that the guard was sitting at his podium in the lobby surfing his laptop while my laptop was getting jacked less than 50 feet from him.

    Or the other funny thing when I called the Denver Police and the dispatcher recommended I fill out a police report on-line. On-line. Yea. My computer just got stolen, so let me hop on-line with my calculator or typewriter and fill out that report.

    I might try the bait tactic like the guy with the TL. Put this POS Dell laptop in the back seat and wait in the bushes with an M16 and wait for the scumbag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by idrinorbarsaku View Post
    ... I take it you had thee version prior to the unibody?
    Nope - it was the latest unibody version. I only had it for about 3 months maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by COMtnBiker View Post
    Thanks - yea - keep an eye out, please! I'm happy to provide a reward for somebody that can get it back to me.

    I called the bank and talked to the guard in the lobby and he said there are no cameras in the lot.

    I'm not yet in the mood for humor, but in time, I think I'll find it funny that the guard was sitting at his podium in the lobby surfing his laptop while my laptop was getting jacked less than 50 feet from him.

    Or the other funny thing when I called the Denver Police and the dispatcher recommended I fill out a police report on-line. On-line. Yea. My computer just got stolen, so let me hop on-line with my calculator or typewriter and fill out that report.

    I might try the bait tactic like the guy with the TL. Put this POS Dell laptop in the back seat and wait in the bushes with an M16 and wait for the scumbag.


    Thanks for a good laugh

    Can't apple track where your computer since it is registered under your name? I always etch all the parts(from the inside) with my name and contact info and always copy the serial number. That has helped me twice now!

    What kind of bag and what color was it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by idrinorbarsaku View Post
    Thanks for a good laugh

    Can't apple track where your computer since it is registered under your name? I always etch all the parts(from the inside) with my name and contact info and always copy the serial number. That has helped me twice now!

    What kind of bag and what color was it?
    I think Apple will only do something if it comes in for repair, so I need to contact them as soon as I get the serial number - hopefully, it's on the box somewhere.

    It was a Targus messenger bag with orange trim and orange rubberized "bump" things on the bottom.


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    yep, there is a sticker on the box with all the info and specs.

    I find this listing on ebay kind of odd! It is located in Colorado somewhere. Looks like they flushed the OS and are selling only the laptop....HMMMMMMM

    Apple MacBook Pro G2 UniBody * Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz * P&R - eBay (item 120423047553 end time May-26-09 12:43:03 PDT)

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    I'll check that out, but mine was in my possession up until 3:15 pm on 5/22, so I don't think that's the one. Thanks though!

    Calling pawn shops this morning....

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    So I call a pawn shop in the area that it was stolen and....

    me: "do you come across many laptops?"
    Pawn shop: "yes"
    me: "I had one lost or stolen yesterday and wanted to check stock of your stores"
    Pawn shop: "was it a silver MacBook?"
    me: "uhhh. Yea. How'd you know?"
    pawn shop: "we had one come in yesterday"

    I have to go find my serial number and call her back and she can verify if it is or isn't mine!!!!

    Please, everyone, cross your fingers, pray, etc.!!!! I can't get to my office until after some soccer games with the kids, but I pray that this is mine!!!!!

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    good luck!! i really hope you've found your macbook.

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