Red light coming out of my headphone port... -Macbook Unibody

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Molopo, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. Molopo macrumors regular

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    #1
    There's a red light coming from my headphone jack... What is the meaning of this? o_o
     
  2. sawmaster macrumors regular

  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    #3
    The port doubles as an analog (wire) audio jack and a digital optical (fiberoptic) output. The red light gets coupled into the fiber if you have the appropriate cable and transmits the audio digitally.
     
  4. sawmaster macrumors regular

    #4
    oh! i thought somthing was wierd... but its fibers.
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    #5
    Are you joking or serious?
     
  6. sawmaster macrumors regular

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    i said that bad, i thought he was talking about some led light coming out of the socket lol. i thought that was a bit wierd... lol
     

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