Wow, I've had my MBP for 4 months and Im just now noticing...

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  1. writeous macrumors regular

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    The battery light indicator on the battery itself. My friend just got a BlackBook the other day, was reading the manual and then pressed the button the on battery, and it light up. It blew my mind, I thought that the button was just a screw or something, and the lights were just breathing holes for the battery b4 that Lol.
     
  2. forafireescape macrumors 6502a

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    So wow...I just checked it out on mine too...cool feature :)

    I'm so slow with these things.
     
  3. CalfCanuck macrumors 6502a

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    I had those on the original 400 MHz Titanium Powerbook G4 from early 2001 - not sure if they were there on earlier models of G3's.
     
  4. milk242 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think many laptops have batter lights, I only know one other and it's dell.
     
  5. Full of Win macrumors 68030

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    My Dell Inspiron 8000, circa April 2001, had that at well.
     
  6. skyrider007 macrumors 65816

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    LoL, didn't read the manual that came with the computer eh? Good discovery!
     
  7. neilspartacus macrumors member

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    Yes the dells also have them!
    my inspiron e1505 also has it, they indicate the amount of juice in ur battery! But the only thing is you wont find it is as attractive as on a mac bcz the dell is a brick!
     
  8. djellison macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, my old Inspiron had it. We've got Toshibas, HPs and Lenovo's around here, none of them have it.

    Doug
     
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    I noticed whilst in bed the other night that the lights actually come on and flash whilst charging.
     
  12. skyrider007 macrumors 65816

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    It's that lil white book.
     
  13. Ninja Guidan macrumors regular

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    Surely you can't be serious.
     
  14. prism macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, I just noticed that the black blob thing on the top center of the display is a video cam, how cool can this be?
     
  15. Consultant macrumors G5

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    OMG, that is amazing. Works great with Photo Booth to take pictures and iMovie to take videos.

    And all mac laptops have integrated microphone too!

    =p
     
  16. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    i just realized that my computer has a power button.

    previously I had been using it as a paperweight..
     
  17. John.B macrumors 601

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    And all the buttons with the letters on them, it turns out they aren't just randomized letters, you can actually use them to put characters on the screen!

    Hmm... I wonder what would happen if I alphabetized them???

    Ynvuld lle ds gelq dwxikgut... :eek:

    Holy ****, OK I'm going to have to advise everyone to not to alphabetize the letterbuttonthingies! Apparently they were put where they were for a reason!!!

    ;) :cool:
     
  18. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    Press fn+ F6 (num lock) and a green light comes on.
     
  19. writeous thread starter macrumors regular

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    i see this thread has turned into a mockery of me:( this was my first laptop, so I didnt know.
     
  20. iTim314 macrumors 6502

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    Don't let it get to you.

    The battery light indicators aren't really standard on most laptops, and since it's always on the bottom, it's not something you see constantly.


    And for everyone who is making a mockery of this thread, ease up. :cool: We were all newbies once.
     
  21. drlunanerd macrumors 65816

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    On the old Compaq Pentium laptops I used to use at work they had battery charge indicator lights too, but guess what? They were on the inside face of the battery. So you had to take the battery out of the laptop to check its charge. Er, like d-oh!
     
  22. weyus macrumors member

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    My Dell Inspiron 8500 batteries have these little light looking things on them but I've never seen a light come out of them. Is there some magic I need to do to get them to show up? Going on 5 years now, and about to MBP, so obviously not urgent :).

    Wes
     
  23. weyus macrumors member

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    OK, I have to laugh. It never occurred to me that the icon on the battery next to these lights was a button :)! I thought it was just to indicate that those lights were for battery life. But, as it turns out, you can press it - LOL.

    S**T, that's funny. I have 3 batteries, and I've been using a system of putting them in different pockets of my laptop case to keep track of which ones were charged.

    You guys can make fun of me all you want. Just glad I solved that mystery before I abandoned my Dell :).

    Wes
     
  24. Brianstorm91 macrumors 65816

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    Can anybody enlighten me as to what the lights indicate? I was looking at them earlier and wondering in college.
     
  25. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Charge level.
     

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