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Post by hariboluv on Mon 10 Sep 2012, 15:21

I was wonderng what this little square hole was that is underneath my screen. Is it a webcam? I thought they were only built in above the screen. I have a Dell Latitude e6500

i'm not good with all this computer stuff.. so please give me some clues to what it could be

by the way it has like clear plastic panel over it, its pretty small, and it does look like a camera

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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Mon 10 Sep 2012, 15:52

Hello,

I see what you mean (on Google images Wink) and it looks like a weird spot for a webcam. But I don't have a clue as to what it could be.

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Post by Webmaster on Mon 10 Sep 2012, 16:18

Hello,

I can't see very clear on the Google images, but I doubt that it's a webcam, actually.
It might be a sensor or something.

Can you make a close(r) picture?

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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Mon 10 Sep 2012, 18:00

Admin wrote:Hello,

I can't see very clear on the Google images, but I doubt that it's a webcam, actually.
It might be a sensor or something.

Can you make a close(r) picture?

Hello,

This image is pretty large, once you use zoom in. It doesn't look like a webcam at all.

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Post by Webmaster on Mon 10 Sep 2012, 18:24

Hello,

Definitely not a webcam.

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Post by t2sink on Mon 10 Sep 2012, 22:32

www battery-center net/blog/dell-latitude-e6400-notebook-hardware-test.html (New member 7 day limit in effect for url) wrote:DELL Latitude E6400 was first introduced at the bottom of the screen a light-sensitive chip, the chip can sense the strength of the ambient light to adjust the backlight brightness.

So assuming the 6400 is before the OP's 6500, it's the light-sensitive chip.

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Very enlightening Wink
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Post by hariboluv on Fri 14 Sep 2012, 01:18

how i had no idea lol, thanks guys, i searched for awhile trying to figure it out... now i feel like an idiot lol



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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Fri 14 Sep 2012, 07:26

@hariboluv wrote:how i had no idea lol, thanks guys, i searched for awhile trying to figure it out... now i feel like an idiot lol



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It has me rather worried lol.

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