Does anybody know what this slot on the front is for

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Pim, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. Pim
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    Maybe it's a dumb question, but over here it's 1:10 in the morning and I just can't sleep before I get an answer to this question. It's being mentioned nowhere, just that on the left side of it there's a light indication it's sleeping.

    So, does anybody have the slightest idea?
     
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    robbieduncan

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    #2
    You mean the IR receiver for the optional remote?
     
  3. Pim
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    Is that what it is? It's that little slot-like thingy on the far right, about 1,5" wide.
     
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    robbieduncan

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    It's not a slot: it's dark semi-transparent plastic/glass covering the sensor.
     
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    TwinCities Dan

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    Yes...
     
  6. Pim
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    Well, it sure looks like it. But I think you're right, didn't think of that option. Thanks!
     
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    are you sure?
    on the old one the ir receiver is a black circle, it seems like it would be much easier to hide that sensor on the black bezel around the screen, much like the light sensors on the iphone/ipod touch.
    this line looks bigger than the last sensor
     
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    TwinCities Dan

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    The reason it's not in the bezel is so you can still use the remote while the notebook is closed...
     

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