Yet Another iSight Quick Question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by DarkNetworks, Mar 17, 2006.

  1. DarkNetworks macrumors 68000


    Apr 12, 2005
    Is it okay to leave the iSight connected all the time (i.e. Firewire connected to the FireWire port all the time)?

    Is it ON when it's connected or it's only ON when i turn on Video for iChat? The green indicator doesn't seem to be ON at the moment.

    Is iSight turned on only when the Green Light is on?
  2. FocusAndEarnIt macrumors 601


    May 29, 2005
    Yes, I believe so. Someone correct me if I'm wrong?
  3. ethen macrumors regular

    Dec 5, 2005
    mine connected all the ime and it's quite hot
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Mine was plugged into my iMac for most of the afternoon and evening up to now, after using it briefly about five hours ago.... The light was off, but it was quite warm. I'm not exactly sure what is "working" to make it hot. The iMac itself is warm, but not way up there....
  5. p0intblank macrumors 68030

    Sep 20, 2005
    New Jersey
    Your iSight is only on when the green light is on. As far as what is happening when the light is NOT on, I have no idea. My iSight is also pretty warm when it's idle.
  6. FocusAndEarnIt macrumors 601


    May 29, 2005
    Just wondering, are you worried about it overheating or something?

    I don't think that's an issue with the iSights.

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