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Has this happened to anyone else? I'm not sure what to do and I am very sad. I've been keeping track of listings on eBay and Craigslist, I also called apple for my serial # in case I manage to find it at a pawn shop or something - any other advice? I know this isn't a technical question, but boy I could use some help trying to get it back. It was less than 3 months old. :confused:
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That bites I see your located in Ma., so am I, I'll keep my ears open for any being passed around in my area.

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Thanks iNap!
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If you find the person who stole it, pound them with a brick! Seriously, how low do people have to be to steal people's stuff? I mean, I know Mac's aren't the cheapest computers to own, but I know each and every Mac user has worked their tail off to get theirs! I know I did! Did you go to the police at all, by any chance? Good luck with the search.
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I know! It's really upsetting. My powerbook was actually worth more than my car, it was definitely the most expensive thing that I own(ed).
I did file a police report, and they gave me the idea of checking local pawn shops - whcih I wouldn't have thought of, I would have just gone right to the internet (which I did anyway)...
I'm really hoping to track it down!
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Sorry. It is unfortunate we have those kind of people in this world. The ones with no morals and conscience at all. :mad: :radioacti
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For those of you with unstolen PB's I just found a neat way to theoretically track it if it was stolen:

http://chris2x.com/C600416119/E2050228317/

I've also seen recommendations of PW protecting your HD, as that significantly lowers the re-sale potential of the laptop.
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Thanks, that could be very helpful to everyone.
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Man thats awful hear about your laptop. Im really sorry to hear that actually neye:. I just go one and Im currently guarding it like a fat kid with cookies.

I just read that article that that like is to. Could this forum not do set something up like that. And charge everyone to use it to pay for the bandwidth costs? I'd be willing to pay to help secure my PowerBook. Im sure alot of others would to.
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I hope you had it insured? that was the first thing that i had done to my powerbook then if it gets stolen atleast i will get some money to replace it. i am sorry for your loss but it seems like you are doing the samethings i would be doing checking ebay out also check your local newspapers.
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I do have it insured - that's the one ounce of protection that I put into it - now that it's been taken I've realized there's a lot more I could have done - passwording the harddrive, locking it to things, and the tracking method mentioned above - all of which I will certainly do with my next one.
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I do have it insured - that's the one ounce of protection that I put into it - now that it's been taken I've realized there's a lot more I could have done - passwording the harddrive, locking it to things, and the tracking method mentioned above - all of which I will certainly do with my next one.

sorry to hear about your loss... theres always the chance that the theif is happily keeping your powerbook becuase it is an awesome computer... atleast you had insurance! now you can get one with the brighter screen. good luck to you
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Man my powerbook got stolen in a trade...I contacted the person, we spoke on the phone...agreed to do everything...as soon as I shipped my book. I called the person back to get the tracking number, I get messages like the persons mailbox is full. I send emails and get no response, the person doesn't come online or anything like that. It's almost like they totally fell off the face of the earth. I'm in the process of filing a police report, and this is definitely the last trade that I ever do.
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I do have it insured - that's the one ounce of protection that I put into it - now that it's been taken I've realized there's a lot more I could have done - passwording the harddrive, locking it to things, and the tracking method mentioned above - all of which I will certainly do with my next one.

Passwords are a MUST for laptops the main thing they do is protect your data you have on your computer since the only way to bypass the password is to do a clean install. think about all that is on your computer my computer has my ebay password stored my amazon account stored ext. locking it to something is a good idea but its best to have your computer with you or hide it. cuse someone will come along and just rip the lock or just lift a leg up on the table its locked to, or just cut the cable.
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ah man Sorry to here about that.....
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