Slot on front

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  1. aguywhoisme macrumors newbie

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    I received my new Macbook Pro (2008) in the mail about a week ago and I've pretty much gotten everything in order. There is still one thing that stumps me, however. On the front of the computer, to the right, there is a rectangular slot (can be seen on Apple's pictures; closed). I'm familiar with most computer slots from ExpressCard to Media Card slots but I can't guess as to what this is. Can anyone tell me?
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    It's an optical drive.

    CDs, DVDs, and the like. Come ON. Guess you haven't bought a computer since 2003.
     
  3. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    I dont think he is talking about the optical drive slot Tallest, if you read what he says closely i believe he is reffering to this:

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    I wondered many times what it is, and Apple provide no explanation to my belief.
     
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Ahh... got it. Sorry.

    IR port for if you buy an Apple Remote.
     
  5. oli2140 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, that's an optical drive...


    :D
     
  6. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    It finally accepts the microDVD standard! :D
     
  7. aguywhoisme thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Kastenburst is correct, that is the port I was referring to. Thank you for the answer.
     
  8. oli2140 macrumors 6502

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    No problem!
     
  9. SubMonkey macrumors newbie

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    This person:
    And this person "IR port for if you buy an Apple Remote. "

    Are wrong.

    That little slot is the system standby LED. it is NOT related to optical drive or Remote.

    regards,

    Sub
     
  10. dgbowers macrumors member

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    First- you're wrong. The black slot IS the IR port for the Apple Remote, and immediately to the left of that, barely indistinguishable from the aluminum case is the System Standby LED.

    Second, don't be a jerk. Your comment came across as extremely arrogant. If that's not the way you intended it, I apologize, but that's how it came across.
     

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