Webcam Light Won't Turn Off

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by greganpace, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

    Aug 9, 2011
    My macbook webcam light is lit and I can't figure out how to turn it off. I have done a few things lately to it, nothing hardware. I have downloaded audacity, soundflower, calibre, and also pawnagetool to jailbreak my iphone. Those have all been with the last week, but when I restarted my computer today with the apple security update, the light came on. I have the webcam on and off and it doesn't change it. I am out of ideas.
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Does it also happen in another, even temporarily created, user account?

    What Mac OS X version are you running on what exact Mac?

    Have you taken a look at Activity Monitor (SHOW ALL PROCESSES should be selected, then sorted by Name) and seen anything suspicious?
  3. macrumors regular


    Dec 13, 2010
    Someone on the other end is watching you.
  4. Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    Whakatane, New Zealand
    When you reboot, at what point does the light come on?
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 9, 2011
    So I restarted twice, and tried another account, the light never went off. I totally shut down and the light went off and now it hasn't come back on. I'm hoping it was just a glitch. In case anyone else has any ideas of what it was, I'm running snow leopard 10.6.8 on a 2008-9 white macbook. I'm not sure what to look for in the activity monitor. But like I said, it is fixed for now, so hopefully no worries.
  6. macrumors 603

    Aug 9, 2009
    You could get the iPatch, as extra insurance.
  7. macrumors regular

    Mar 31, 2010
    I've seen it a few times. One fix I found was to remove the RAM from the machine start it (get the beeps) then power down replace RAM then zap the PRAM then the light turned off. If its not on now I wouldn't worry about it.
  8. macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2013
    This happened to me as well today; I simply opened up Photo Booth, took a couple of pictures and closed it to get the light to finally turn off.
  9. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010

    Maybe you can fill my desire to find the following out. How did you come upon this thread and why did you search for it and why did you register to just make this post?

    Do you go around to find topics regarding your solutions?

Share This Page