Mystery etched hole in MBP 15'' (or not)?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by yotd, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. yotd macrumors member

    Feb 21, 2010
    I bought a 15" MBP last week (got bored with the Arrandale thread after a month).

    I've found something that looks like one of those laser-etched holes (as used for the indicator light on the MBP or the power light on the Wireless keyboard). It's on the body below the trackpad, about 1cm in from the thumb scoop.

    I thought it might perhaps be a noise-cancelling helper for the mic. Or an unused space for an LED. Or it could just be a piece of dirt. Does anyone know what it is?

  2. 0eyvind macrumors member

    Oct 22, 2009
    If you could attatch a picture of it, I'm sure people would be able to give you a more correct answer :)
  3. yotd thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 21, 2010
    I would but it's obviously very well hidden. I would just be attaching a photo of the thumbscoop...
  4. UTclassof89 macrumors 6502


    Jun 10, 2008
  5. kny3twalker macrumors 65816


    Oct 25, 2009
    It's obviously a defect. Go get it switched out.
  6. Alvi macrumors 65816


    Oct 31, 2008

    Send a good pic with a great Macro or take it to apple and ask them
  7. yotd thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 21, 2010
    You know what, it's probably just a speck of something. If you've looked at the indicator on a wireless keyboard you'll know that you have to look really carefully to see it. There's a certain grainyness to the finish which can hide things like that (which I suppose is kind of the point).

    Sorry to get you all excited.

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