A colleague of mine has an HP laptop that was bought a couple of months ago and she needs to connect a monitor to it using the HDMI socket. But the HDMI cable won't fit because the socket looks like this: What's going on with that weird black plastic bit at the bottom? Has anybody seen this before and know what needs doing to make an HDMI plug fit? Unfortunately I don't have access to the laptop, so I can't tell if it's something that can be just pulled out. I'm pretty baffled as to why it would be there in the first place. I've seen HDMI socket covers before but this is new to me. Thanks.