Green camera light does not turn off on iMac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Cralfinsam, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. Cralfinsam macrumors newbie

    Cralfinsam

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    I did not use any program that would activate the camera, but the green light does not turn off. I tried restarted the computer and it is still on. I tried opening Photo Booth, and it said the camera is already in use by another application, but no other application is open.

    What should I do? Am I being spied on?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Cover it up with a piece of tape and call Apple Support.
     
  3. spinnerlys Guest

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    Have a look at Activity Monitor ( Applications / Utilities / ) and select All Processes and sort by Name to see what the culprit may be.

    image below uses sorting by CPU as an example
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    Then press CMD+A to select all processes, CMD+C to copy them to the clipboard, and paste the clipboard into your next post via CMD+V.
     
  4. steviem macrumors 68020

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    Thats because the NSA has kept your camera on and is trackkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
     
  5. Cralfinsam thread starter macrumors newbie

    Cralfinsam

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