What are these "holes" in my rMBP's bezel?

tigress666

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Ok, I just noticed two um, holes I guess? Lenses? on my rMBP's bezel. One is just just above the screen on the left side, one just below the screen on the left side (they are not even with each other though and the bottom one looks bigger than the top one). They look kinda like the camera except they are smaller and I know the camera is in the middle. They look like they are supposed to be there, not a flaw. But they look odd and are bugging me now that I notice them. And they are going to bug me until I know what they are.

So anyone know what those are? Light sensors maybe?
 

SquirrelGirl

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One of two things, an antenna (they are housed in the bezel) or an air bubble in the screen's adhesive/debris.

As long as there are no "holes" in the visual field of the screen you are good to go :) these screens have been broken down and pulled apart, there are certainly no nefarious secret cams imbedded to stalk you at bedtime :)
 

bobcan

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Ok, I just noticed two um, holes I guess? Lenses? on my rMBP's bezel.. They look like they are supposed to be there, not a flaw. But they look odd and are bugging me now that I notice them. And they are going to bug me until I know what they are..
Well, I wonder if you were 'lucky' and got one of those Special Edition NSA models.. Wow, I've never seen one, DO provide some pics!! :cool:

** but in all seriousness, I kinda wonder what it may be.. I shall await the verdict!! :D
 

Wayfarer

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Well, I wonder if you were 'lucky' and got one of those Special Edition NSA models.. Wow, I've never seen one, DO provide some pics!! :cool:

** but in all seriousness, I kinda wonder what it may be.. I shall await the verdict!! :D
Are you saying the OPs Macbook is a special edition model shrouded in conspiracy? We can't be certain!



Can you provide pictures of these holes?
That's totally what she said.
 

tigress666

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Ok, sorry it took so long, had to find some way of getting the pic somewhere I could show people. It's really hard to see in this pic and I only have one of the bottom hole (The top one I couldn't get it to show up at all in the photo. But it's on the top part of the monitor, a little farther right but not much, and smaller ). If you look on the screen at the small full circle on the desktop image on my monitor, and below it is a curved line, if you look at the bottom of the curved line you can see the "hole".



I mean they both look perfectly cut out (very perfect circles) like they were meant to be that way.
 

macunwired

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Very interesting. Hard to tell in the picture, but my guess is the solution that is between the glass and LCD has "bubbles" in it. I haven't seen any before, but it makes sense. If it is still under warranty you could could get it replaced if it bothers you.
 

tigress666

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Very interesting. Hard to tell in the picture, but my guess is the solution that is between the glass and LCD has "bubbles" in it. I haven't seen any before, but it makes sense. If it is still under warranty you could could get it replaced if it bothers you.
Will it affect my computer at all (I mean is it something that might make the bezel seperate from the glass)? Or is it purely just a cosmetic thing with no real affect on future reliability or operating of the machine?

Cause if it's purely cosmetic I'll probably keep it, there's worse things one could get (besides, that means waiting another few weeks for a model as this had a RAM upgrade or them opening up my machine which could introduce worse problems).