Misterious jack around the iBook headphone jack?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Mol, Jan 30, 2003.

  1. Mol
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    There is a misterious jack around the headphone jack in the iBooks.
    What is it for? Someone has an idea?
     
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    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.
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    remote control (a la iPod audio jack)?

    remote control (a la iPod audio jack)?
     
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    RBMaraman

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    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?
     
  5. t^3
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    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.
     
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    peterjhill

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    There is nothing special about the Ti800DVI headphone jack, fyi
     
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    zac4mac

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    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.

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