MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2008): External ports
The following provides information on the available ports for the MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2008).
|The ports (left side then right, back to front) and what they do|
|MagSafe power port
Plug in the included 85W MagSafe Power Adapter to recharge the MacBook Pro battery.
|Gigabit Ethernet port (10/100/1000Base-T)
||Connect to a high-speed Ethernet network, a DSL or cable modem, or another computer.
The Ethernet port automatically detects Ethernet devices and doesn’t require an Ethernet
One FireWire 800 port
|Connect high-speed external devices, such as digital video cameras and storage devices.|
|Two high-speed USB (Universal Serial Bus) 2.0 ports
||Connect a modem, iPod, iPhone, mouse, keyboard, printer, disk drive, digital camera,
joystick, and more to your MacBook Pro. You can also connect USB 1.1 devices.
|Mini DisplayPort (video out)
Connect to an external display, projection device, or TV that uses a DVI or VGA connector with a separate adapter.
|Audio line in/optical digital audio in port
Connect your MacBook Pro to a line-level microphone or digital audio equipment.
|Headphone out/optical digital audio out port
Connect external speakers, headphones, or digital audio equipment.
Expand the capabilities of your MacBook Pro with standard 34mm ExpressCards.
To eject an ExpressCard, push gently on it to activate the spring, and then remove it from the slot.