What is this thing?

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  1. TheBusDriver macrumors 6502

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    What is the port/hole in the macbook right in front of the headphone jack?
     
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    I don't have a reference picture in front of me, but I presume you're talking about the security hole. You can attach a special sort of lock to it to help impede thieves.
     
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    The line-in jack is to the left, the ExpressCard/34 slot to the right. I'm not sure what that hole above and to the right of the headphone jack is.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    is it a quick eject thing for the express slot?

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    if i understand the question right, yes it is the security slot.

    Do you mean this part?
     

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  5. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    There's no ExpressCard sloit on a MacBook. I think he's talking about the line-in jack.
     
  6. r6girl Administrator/Editor

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    it's a kensington lock "port" so you can secure your macbook with a locking cable...

    edit: nermal beat me to it.

    and the OP said macbook, not macbook pro. (the picture posted by wildcowboy is of a macbook pro.)
     
  7. ChickenSwartz macrumors 6502a

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    Is this a MB or MBP? Looks just like a MBP, the "hole" looks like a missing screw.
     
  8. hqsbud macrumors member

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    On my Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro, there's a small flat-head screw there. Are you sure that just isn't a hole for a missing screw?

    EDIT: Uh...like ChickenSwartz said.
     
  9. TaylorB macrumors regular

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    That also reminds me of an MacBook Pro, and right where that is on mine, I have a screw.
     
  10. Imidazole macrumors regular

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    I'll guess that it's a way of removing a 'stuck' card. Kinda like the pinhole on cdroms.
     
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    Crud...my brain inserted a "Pro" where there wasn't one. :eek:

    Yes, it's likely the security slot the OP is referring to.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    Did you read the first post?
     
  14. ChickenSwartz macrumors 6502a

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    OK good, we are all in agreement, the thing next to the headphone jack in the MB is the security hole for a securing cable. (where as in MBP this is a missing screw)
     
  15. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Yes, no thanks to the idiot who confused the entire thread by posting a picture of a MacBook Pro.

    Dumbass. :rolleyes:
     
  16. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    Yea, I just got the ports twisted around. I forgot that they put that in the middle of the machine. Makes me wonder why they did that. Seems so awkward.
     
  17. Spock macrumors 68000

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    The pic confused me, i did a edit about 10 seconds after i re-read the posts
     
  18. topgun072003 macrumors 6502

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    why did he say macbook and I saw like 6 pictures of mbp's...whatever, I think you guys got it figured out. Funny post with everyone arguing though. :D
     
  19. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    People just need to remember to read the first post.
     
  20. r6girl Administrator/Editor

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    ha! i was about to say something about calling that person a dumbass until i realized it was you! :p

    i do think you're being a bit hard on yourself. it's a bit late, non? perhaps you were just a wee bit tired when you posted the picture? ;)
     
  21. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Nah...just reading too fast.
     
  22. ChickenSwartz macrumors 6502a

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    Where did you get a picture of a MBP with a missing screw, it is missing a screw right?
     
  23. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    You know, it could be that it's a spot where Apple put a screw and it's a eject slot for the ExpressCard slot.
     
  24. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    I think it is a missing screw. Interestingly, it came directly from Apple's support site.
     
  25. TheBusDriver thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for all the replys it is a Macbook and i from the pictures it is the kensington lock port or whatever lol where would i get a lock for it?
     

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