What is this?

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  1. Thoreau Valued Senior Member

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    This is my computer and I always wondered what that little square thing is on the monitor to the right of the left hinge.
     
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  3. Pinwheel Banned Banned

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    A button?
     
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  5. domesticated om Cartoon character Valued Senior Member

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    Probably a mechanism for detecting if the lid is open or closed......so if you close it while the OS is still running, it will execute whatever behavior has been selected (IE - turn off LCD, go into sleep/hibernate mode, etc)
     
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  8. Thoreau Valued Senior Member

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    No. Not a button.

    Can't.
     
  9. domesticated om Cartoon character Valued Senior Member

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    It's actually a tracking device put there by the illuminati. It reports your exact coordinates so that they can fly over your position with airplanes and release chemtrails.

    Do you hear any airplanes?
     
  10. glaucon tending tangentially Registered Senior Member

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    lol

    Yep, that's what you get for making the mistake of buying a Dell.

    MZ3Boy84, it might help if we knew what you're talking about. i for one, can't see what it is that your talking about. Edit the pic and highlight this mysterious object your concerned with. Again, it's a Dell so, I've no doubt that the manual you got was as vague and unhelpful as possible..
     
  11. Blue_UK Drifting Mind Valued Senior Member

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    You picture doesn't make it easy to see. But I'd guess it's either a sensor to detect when the lid is shut, or a light sensor to control the LCD's brightness.
     
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  13. MacGyver1968 Fixin' Shit that Ain't Broke Valued Senior Member

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    I've worked on quite of few of those D series Dell's. It's the light sensor.

    Dude!! what's that sticky stuff on the keyboard?
     
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    Anyone know what that little button on the bottom right of this laptop is?

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