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    Hi Everyone,

    Last night my G4 1.5 Superdrive 12" Powerbook was stolen form my car in Northbridge, Perth.

    If anyone sees one for sale from Perth could you let me know so I can check the serial number.

    Serial Number is: S4H51708LRJ7.

    Only 5 months old

    Thanks,

    Chris
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    :/

    That sucks man. All the best with finding it.
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    Sorry to hear that mate. :o

    It's not nice when stuff is stolen (that's kinda stating the obvious)...I've had a very expensive Mountain Bike stolen off the back of our car when we were staying overnight at Air on our way up to Cairns. (and yes, it was padlocked onto the car)
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    They didn't take the power adapter - so it would be pretty easy to spot if someone tried to flog it.

    Thanks for your help.

    Chris
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    That sucks.

    I live in Northbridge. Was it in plain view? Where was the car parked?

    I will keep an eye out for it, in case anyone is offering it for sale in the street.

    Dan

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    It was in the Francis Street Carpark and the laptop was in an STM sleeve inside a bigger bag behind the drivers seat - they wouldn't have seen it until they had broken into the car. They left the bigger bag and took the Laptop/sleeve.

    Police came and did forensics this morning - came up with nothing of any use.

    Thanks for keeping an eye out.
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    Chris,

    That's a real pain. You used to be able to register an Apple product as stolen through Apple's support staff. If you contact customer relations on 133-622 they should be able to let you know the process to register the serial as stolen.

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    You'd be best to check out the local pawn shops, Crack Converters and trading post for anything suspicious. Sorry to hear of your loss of one PB.

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    You live in Perth, take Roto's PB :P. Sorry to hear about the loss though.
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    Sorry to hear about that Chris, if you need an OSX you could borrow my B&W until you get it back.... very sorry indeed. People that do this need to be shot <_< <_<
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    dang.. what pricks..

    northbridge is dodgey&#33; i&#39;ll keep an eye out in perth for ya.. next person i see with a PB i&#39;ll pounce..
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    That sucks dude, It&#39;s going to be mighty hard to track down again

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    Thanks for the tip blakat - I will do that.

    Roto - thanks for the offer mate. I have a PowerMac at home that will suit for the moment.

    It sucks because I use it for presentations when I go to interested clients (I am a wedding photographer).

    Good thing all my stuff is safely backed up on my tower and on DVD.

    Thanks again for all your help.

    Chris
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    I rang Apple and they said that there is no such register now. They just took my details but said that it would not be tracked or anything.

    It seems like this would be a great idea as sooner or later someone is going to ring Apple and have to quote that serial number.

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    is times like these you really needed to have that little app installed that dials home when your mac connects to the internet. Then you report it stolen to the app makers and they track your mac every time it connects to the net. I just can&#39;t quite remember the name of the service/app.
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    Originally posted by Quamen@Oct 21 2005, 12:42 PM
    is times like these you really needed to have that little app installed that dials home when your mac connects to the internet. Then you report it stolen to the app makers and they track your mac every time it connects to the net. I just can&#39;t quite remember the name of the service/app.
    they have a version for mac - http://www.pcphonehome.com/

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    Originally posted by montfort@Oct 21 2005, 01:06 PM
    they have a version for mac - http://www.pcphonehome.com/
    Would that not be totally useless if they just formatted the machine? Obviously theifs are dumb though so the chance of it happening is minimal.
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    MacPhoneHome doesn&#39;t allow the hard drive to be formatted or the OS to be reinstalled... apparently....
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    Wow - that looks really quite good - horse has bolted of course
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    Thats sucks mate, my 15" just packed it in and I was gutterd at least now I know why people back up&#33;

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