Weird light on my left speaker

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by cathyy, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. cathyy macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2008
    #1
    Noticed this a couple of days ago. I was wondering if anyone could tell me what the cause of this is, and if it's a common problem on other MBPs. It does bug me a bit, but it's not really a big deal.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

    TuffLuffJimmy

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2007
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    #2
    I'm guessing it's just a light leak, but it looks pretty cool.
     
  3. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

    ziggyonice

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2006
    Location:
    Rural America
    #3
    Uh... backlit keyboard malfunction? Very, very unusual.
     
  4. Schtumple macrumors 601

    Schtumple

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2007
    Location:
    benkadams.com
    #4
    Looks like light is somehow bleeding through into the grill, from the keyboard backlights, i honestly don't know how that's happened though... :confused:
     
  5. jonbravo77 macrumors 6502a

    jonbravo77

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2008
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    #5
    It's cool. I think they should have done that intentionally so the speaker grill lights up... :D
     
  6. cathyy thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2008
    #6
    Hmm...it's definitely not the backlight keyboard. I tried adjusting the keyboard brightness but it's not changing.
     
  7. Schtumple macrumors 601

    Schtumple

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2007
    Location:
    benkadams.com
    #7
    It's a glitch in the matrix, pick up the phone cathyy...
     
  8. mbpnewbie macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2009
  9. volcom883 macrumors regular

    volcom883

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2008
    Location:
    istanbul
  10. cathyy thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2008
    #10
    Mmm...I found out something else. Apparently it isn't an actual light source emitting from below, but instead it's reflecting light, because everytime I cast a shadow over it, it disappears.

    Still wish to find out what it is though.
     
  11. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000

    Fonzijr1964

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2008
    Location:
    Maryland
    #11
    wow:eek:
     
  12. crazyrog17 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2009
    Location:
    Michigan
    #12
    As I understand it, the ambient light sensors are in the speaker grills of the pre-unibody macbooks. when you cover both speaker grills with your hands, the screen will dim.

    Perhaps this is a hardware test light for the left side ambient light sensor. It may be that when exposed to light, emits light and when removed from it, the light turns off.

    Ask Apple because I'm curious now.
     
  13. mhnajjar macrumors 6502a

    mhnajjar

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2008
    #13
    It looks like a carbon copy of the charger indicator :eek:
     
  14. marbles macrumors 68000

    marbles

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2008
    Location:
    EU mostly
    #14
    Be cool if you could program a sequence into it and make all the holes emit light a bit like that helicopter does on war of the worlds when they're trying to communicate .
    Or

    maybe it's the Apple umpa lumpas trying to get a message out :p
     
  15. Benguitar Guest

    Benguitar

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2009
    #15
    Take it to the Apple Store Genius Bar if it really bothers you, but I will admit that looks kinda cool. I wish ALL the dots lit up though, THAT would be cool. :cool:
     
  16. tubbymac macrumors 65816

    tubbymac

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2008
    #16
    Sounds like something reflective could have fallen in the grill hole. Could try sucking it out with a hand vac or flipping your machine over and gently shaking it till it falls out.
     
  17. ajohnson253 macrumors 68000

    ajohnson253

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2008
  18. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000

    Fonzijr1964

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2008
    Location:
    Maryland
    #18
    yeah that sounds right
     

Share This Page