Built in iSight green light is stuck on?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jjstahl3, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. jjstahl3 macrumors newbie

    Dec 14, 2008
    I never ever use the built in isight but yesterday after starting up the light turned on and stays on - i have tried skype, ichat, imovie, and photobooth and they all work fine with the camera - but the light stays on the system profiler says the firmware version is 1.84, what gives? is it really on? I have tried making a second user account and it stays on for that account also

    is a intel iMac

    any help would be great its driving me crazy

  2. NT1440 macrumors G4


    May 18, 2008
    im not sure what the problem is, though i wouldnt walk around naked in front of it for a while.:p
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    In Soviet Cupertino, Steve Jobs watches YOU!

    A drastic step would be to trash iChat and Photo Booth and then reinstall them from the disks.
  4. MSD401 macrumors 6502


    Oct 18, 2006
    Ogden, UT
    happened to my roomates macbook... we tried a bunch of things .. but resetting the PRAM worked....not sure why..
  5. jjstahl3 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 14, 2008
    not that

    reset the pram same green light repaired permissions not that either
  6. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    Oddly, I have the exact same issue, but on a PowerPC iMac. The fix is to push the back of the Mac inward, which makes the light shut off - albeit temporarily. It always comes back.

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