MacBook Pro (17 inch, Early 2009): External ports and connectors

 You can find the external ports and connectors of a MacBook Pro (17 inch, Early 2009) on the left side of the computer.

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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 crossover cable.

One FireWire 800 port

Connect high-speed external devices, such as digital video cameras and storage devices.

Three high-speed USB (Universal Serial Bus) 2.0 ports
Connect an iPod, iPhone, mouse, keyboard, printer, disk drive, digital camera, joystick, modem, and more to your MacBook Pro.
Mini DisplayPort (video out)
Connect to an external display or projection system that uses a DVI or VGA connector.
You can purchase adapters for supported video formats.
Audio 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 (including iPhone), or digital audio equipment.

ExpressCard/34 slot


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.

Note: Adapters and other accessories are sold separately from Apple.

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