iSight On Air Light

Discussion in 'macOS' started by livelikeriley, Dec 17, 2006.

  1. livelikeriley macrumors newbie

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    I know there has to be some hack in the terminal or elsewhere to turn the green light from the isight off for good...anyone know? I've searched google to all ends... :(

    Thanks,
    Mark.
     
  2. Darwin macrumors 65816

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    For what reason may I ask?

    Is it annoying you in some way?
     
  3. livelikeriley thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's just rather annoying :) But I.m sure there's someway...?
     
  4. Darwin macrumors 65816

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    A useful hack that I've found for annoying lights is to cover them with bluetack or something :D
     
  5. FDX macrumors regular

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    I had the check engine light on my car that was always on, bugging me, and i found black tape fixed it perfectly.:D
     
  6. livelikeriley thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, but yeah...I want to find the line of code to kill it permanently....
     
  7. Darwin macrumors 65816

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    isn't black tape amazing or what? :p

    Back to your question, I don't know of the line of code that will turn that light off. Although in theory its firmware could be changed to do just that, of course the risk would be all yours if you were to do that.
     
  8. FDX macrumors regular

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    almost as good as duct tape for makin things right:D
     
  9. Fleetwood Mac macrumors 65816

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    I like the green light. What if someone remotley accessed my iSight and saw my duck slippers?

    I doubt there's anything you could easily do in Terminal. It'd be easier to open 'er up and cut the light right out.

    Blue tack would look terrible Darwin, whiteout would be a more suitable alternitive.
     
  10. balamw Moderator

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    The LED need not be firmware controlled. More likely that they just wired it in line with the CCD so that whenever there's power to the CCD there's power to the LED.

    Just cover it up with anything opaque.

    B
     
  11. EvryDayImShufln macrumors 65816

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    Sounds like somebodys planning to use that camera for no good... :p
     
  12. Fleetwood Mac macrumors 65816

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    Give livelikeriley a chance...lol

    I'm curious though, what actually annoys you about it? Is it too bright? Bad colour?
     
  13. v8media macrumors newbie

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    my eyes are burning!

    I'm sure it's just a power light, the only way to turn it off would be to disconnect it in your display. Might be almost impossible depending on how it's built.

    As far as me, I swear that the little isight power led on my macbook pro hurts my eyes. Sounds daft, I know, but it really does. I couldn't figure it out for the longest time. I thought my eyes were just tired, or that I don't like being on video and just felt uncomfortable because of that. I happened to cover the led by accident when moving the display forward or back and realized it was actually the led.

    Anyone else?
     

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