Macbook Isight on and off

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by newbie11, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. newbie11 macrumors newbie

    Dec 8, 2008
    Hi all,
    So I was talking on skype the other day with my Aluminum macbook and noticed that the camera was intermittetly turning on and off. It would turn on for a minute and seem to reset for a few seconds and then come back on. After that it would stay on for a while and be okay. Other times it would do it two or three times during the conversation. Anyone know what could be the problem? This never used to happen.
  2. PowerBookRelic macrumors 6502

    Mar 7, 2008
    Maybe someone is watching you? I know sometimes I turn on my computer and the camera turns on and will not go off, does anyone know how to remedy this? I just restart my computer and all is well.
  3. iLog.Genius macrumors 601


    Feb 24, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario
    I think this is software issue? A lot of users have experienced or complain about the iSight functionality when using Skype. I have not read of any problems on the OS X side and I don't use Skype so I wouldn't know if it's the software itself. Hopefully other Skype users can chime in if they have a fix.

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