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Windows 7: How do I turn off my SPDIF port

14 Apr 2012   #1
Willp789

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How do I turn off my SPDIF port

On my laptop there is an SPDIF and Headphone combined port. My battery life isn't that great and I am wondering if there is a way to stop it from glowing red!!! I have gone into audio properties and disabed it but it still gives out a red light which I suspect may use up a little bit of my battery. How can I stop it shining red???
This is my laptop make and model, Advent 9215 Laptop


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14 Apr 2012   #2
cyclic

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

That's an LED signifying the disabled status of the device. The amount of power it takes is infinitesimal, I don't think the overall effect it has on battery life is worth calculating.
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14 Apr 2012   #3
Influx

Win7 Ultimate x64 SP1 / WCP x64 / Ubuntu 11 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Willp789 View Post
On my laptop there is an SPDIF and Headphone combined port. My battery life isn't that great and I am wondering if there is a way to stop it from glowing red!!! I have gone into audio properties and disabed it but it still gives out a red light which I suspect may use up a little bit of my battery. How can I stop it shining red???
This is my laptop make and model, Advent 9215 Laptop
The amount of battery it takes for that signal light is negligible. So, the worry should be on the annoyance, rather than on the power it consumes. I assume the red light tells that it is disabled/off, does it change color when it is enabled or running? I have done some research and I think the red light may not be related to the port. Can you give us a picture?
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14 Apr 2012   #4
Willp789

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I believe the red light is "the optical output" and if I used an optical cable it would produce audio.
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I hope the picture comes through alright...


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14 Apr 2012   #5
Willp789

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

The port always looks like that and yes, the biggest problem is the annoyance having an annoying red light shining on the front of my laptop!
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14 Apr 2012   #6
stormy13
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If all else fails a small piece of this will do the trick,

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14 Apr 2012   #7
Willp789

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
If all else fails a small piece of this will do the trick,

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Preferebly not!
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