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Mol
Jan 30, 2003, 11:20 AM
There is a misterious jack around the headphone jack in the iBooks.
What is it for? Someone has an idea?

Over Achiever
Jan 30, 2003, 11:26 AM
Video out port, used to mirror the iBook screen onto an external VGA-compatible moniter. The iBook comes with the VGA dongle that connects to that port.
http://a1344.g.akamai.net/7/1344/51/742c2f55bc010d/www.apple.com/ibook/images/specs_ports11062002.jpg

occam
Jan 30, 2003, 11:42 AM
remote control (a la iPod audio jack)?

RBMaraman
Jan 30, 2003, 11:51 AM
What model iBook did you see this "mysterious" jack on? My 500mhz iBook has a little external reset button located to the top and right of the headphone jack. Could this be what you're speaking of?

t^3
Jan 30, 2003, 12:20 PM
I think this as already been discussed before, but the mysterious port surrounds the audio out port only on the April 2002 and later iBooks and PowerBooks, but I don't recall seeing it on the recently released PowerBooks. MOSR once claimed it as a possible digital input for future DLD's, though.

peterjhill
Jan 30, 2003, 01:03 PM
There is nothing special about the Ti800DVI headphone jack, fyi

zac4mac
Jan 31, 2003, 07:13 AM
Can't add much, but I have an original iPod and an 800Combo 12" iBook. Both have the same connector for audio out, but the remote does nothing(that I could find) when plugged into the iBook.

Z