Is this normal?

Cristian

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Dec 11, 2006
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El Paso, TX
A few minutes ago there was a red light coming from my headphone hole/jack on my macbook. It looked like a laser. It was really bright, it didn't come out very far but it was bright. I never seen this before or is it just normal. It kinda freaked me out lol. It's gone now by the way, it lasted about a minute.
 

mrb2

macrumors newbie
Jun 22, 2007
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A few minutes ago there was a red light coming from my headphone hole/jack on my macbook. It looked like a laser. It was really bright, it didn't come out very far but it was bright. I never seen this before or is it just normal. It kinda freaked me out lol. It's gone now by the way, it lasted about a minute.
The headphone hole/jack can work analog or digital. When digital it uses a led (optical = digital).
 

mad jew

Moderator emeritus
Apr 3, 2004
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Adelaide, Australia
It's a known bug. The light technically shouldn't be on unless something is plugged in or you manually changed your sound settings. It's nothing to worry about though. It's quite common. :)