Built in iSight green light is stuck on?

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

  1. jjstahl3 macrumors newbie

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    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

    Jay
     
  2. NT1440 macrumors G4

    NT1440

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    not that

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

    wrldwzrd89

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    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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