Is headphone jack in 2010 MBP also optical?

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  1. DianeK macrumors regular

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    The title says it all. We have a 2010 15" MBP and can't find the specs on it and were wondering if the headphone jack also supports optical?
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    Diane
     
  2. McGiord macrumors 601

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    Why should it not? Plug in an optical cable and play with the Sound Preferences in System Preferences.
     
  3. DianeK thread starter macrumors regular

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    I knew the newer MBP's have optical in their headphone jack I just wasn't sure if our 2010 was too old and maybe didn't have that feature.
    Thank you
    Diane
     
  4. adildacoolset macrumors 65816

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    They probably do have optical, because when I ran Ubuntu on mine, I saw a red LED illuminating in the headphone jack.
     
  5. seinman macrumors regular

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    I'm pretty sure every Apple computer that has a headphone jack has optical audio as well. They have for quite some time now. The only line I'm unsure about is the Macbook Air.
     
  6. McGiord macrumors 601

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    I have a late 2008 and it does have it, so no worries.
     
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  8. priitv8 macrumors 68020

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    Even the 2006 white MacBook has both optical in- and outputs in their headphone and mic-in jacks!
    It's precisely the new MacBooks that have lost these jacks and capabilities.
     

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