Green Light next to iSight stays on and never turns off!

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by thomahawk, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. thomahawk macrumors 6502a

    thomahawk

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    Why is the green light next to the iSight on? im not using any programs that use the thing and the thing is on!! omg!! it wasnt on like this before
     
  2. Vulcan macrumors 65816

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    Short and to the point, it's a common issue, and there isn't a solution for it.
     
  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Take a look at your running processes, you may find something there ...
     
  4. iknowyourider macrumors 6502a

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    Search for isight in spotlight. I had that problem and found a button to click to turn off isight (I think).
     
  5. rogair macrumors member

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    Create another user account with admin privileges, and check again. This will determine if it's software or hardware.

    Otherwise its a defective camera board. Take it in to an Apple store.
     
  6. thomahawk thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i tried googling it but i found no useful information

    EDIT: well i tried that removing battery method and it worked!

    any idea on how or why this happnes?
     
  7. ksabek macrumors member

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    the same thing happened to me yesterday I just restarted the comp!!! Is that really common!!!!!!!
     
  8. archi17 macrumors regular

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    There is only one explanation.. Some one is watching you over the internet :eek:
     
  9. jeffuwee macrumors member

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    lol.. now there's a thought...
     
  10. thomahawk thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    actually i first thought it would be that? but i never downloaded any wierd programs or go on bad sites. maybe a lil torrenting but only trusted ones.

    i was thinking, sum1 must be watching me so i stuck a post it note to block the camera cuz i was so paranoid. but really how does this happen?
     
  11. jmann macrumors 604

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    My friend had the same problem when she bought her macbook, a quick reset of the pram should make it go away.
     
  12. Spongey817 macrumors regular

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    Steve Jobs is watching you...





    ...all the time
     
  13. Skeletal-dæmon macrumors 6502

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    Even that time I was lazy and took the MacBook into the bathroom so I could watch a film in the shower? But but but thats just wrong!
     
  14. Spongey817 macrumors regular

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    Good to know I'm not the only one
     
  15. valeria macrumors newbie

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    The Answer

    all you have to do is:
    1-turn off your computer
    2- take off the battery
    3- wait 5 seconds
    4- put on the battery again
    5- turn your computer on
    6- VOILA!


    tell me if this works cause I've heard it does and the problem doesn't happen again!:D
     

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