Why does the macbooks headphone jack emit a red light in windows, and nothing in osx?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by ljump12, Nov 20, 2006.

  1. ljump12 macrumors 6502

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    A red light shoots out of the headpone jack in windows... but it just seems normal in OSX?
     
  2. epicwelshman macrumors 6502a

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    I may be talking out of my a$$, but from what I gather, the headphone jack on the MB also doubles as an optical input jack, hence the red light. In Windows however, maybe it's not recognised, so it just turns on all the time?

    Can someone more informed than me maybe clarify this?
     
  3. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    That is correct, that is the optical output from the headphone port. Although, this was addressed in a more recent version of Boot Camp... you should probably update your drivers.
     
  4. treblah macrumors 65816

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    Via Apple's BootCamp FAQ:
    :rolleyes:
     

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