iSight light randomly turning on

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  1. Odid macrumors regular

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    So for the past few weeks, the little green light has gone off at random times. It creeps me out, feels like I'm being watched. Anyway, I put a little piece of post it to cover up the camera so I won't be so paranoid.

    Can't seem to find out what the problem is. I already did an SMC reset and the problem still persists.

    Anybody have any idea?:confused:
     
  2. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    Hahaha,

    I can see you right through that post it note! :eek:
     
  3. Odid thread starter macrumors regular

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    Har har, it looks all pink when I open photobooth.

    Should I just take it in the apple store??
     
  4. Little HZ macrumors regular

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    Sounds like the start of a blockbuster screenplay ... start writing!;)
     
  5. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    You could take it in, it might be a hardware problem. I kinda have a feeling it is software related, can you reinstall the OS?
     
  6. MrM macrumors 6502

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    Anti Theft software.

    The man wants his laptop back.
     
  7. Odid thread starter macrumors regular

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    ok. updated to 10.5.7 and still doing the same thing.

    It's an annoying problem but I don't know if I'm willing to drive 40 miles and wait for however long it'll be taken in.

    idk maybe I'll sell it, I've been wanting to upgrade to 2.4mhz.
     
  8. Jasoco macrumors 6502

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    Have you looked at Activity Monitor to make sure there isn't some rogue program in the background you don't recognize?
     
  9. veo321 macrumors regular

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    Hardware

    :) It's probably just a small glitch or problem. It happened to me when I installed OS X 10.5.7, So it should just be a software problem although it could be malware make sure you didn't install a virus. DONT USE LIMEWIRE OR TORRENTS! :apple:
     
  10. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

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    You're new here, aren't you?
     
  11. liaammm macrumors newbie

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    I'm watching you:p (P.S you should stop doing that :L)
     

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