3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 7, 2009 11:23 AM by EZ Jim
abdu Level 1 Level 1
i recently tried to post a video response on youtube, the flash player asked me if it was ok to use the camera i said ok and then iSight was turned on but then i decided not post a video response so i closed the window (i was using firefox). but the problem is isight stayed on and i couldnt turn it off. i opened photobooth but the didnt see anything suggesting that it was being used by some other program so, i went back to youtube and tried to post video response and the camera worked again but couldnt turn it off. i googled to find a way to turn isight off but didnt find anything. the camera is still on while i am typing this question. i guess the only way to turn it off would be log out and then log back in. but IS THERE A WAY TO TURN ISIGHT OFF WITHOUT HAVING TO LOG OFF. THANKS

MacBook 2.0 Unibody Late 2008, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • Baby Boomer (USofA) Level 9 Level 9

    If you do not have any security type software installed...........

    Restarting may do the trick.

    Try the suggestions mentioned in the Article http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2090 How to Troubleshoot iSight

    As your problems has been posted here numerous times I suggest that you do a forum search & try the suggestions mentioned.

    Good luck!

    P.S. Please refrain from typing in caps. It is considered shouting in cyber space & hard to read. We can all hear ya in here.

    **removing cyber ear plugs**

  • abdu Level 1 Level 1
    thanks 4 the reply. i did search the form but couldnt find a way to turn off an unresponsive camera if. e.g. if the finder gets stuck we relaunch it, if a program is not responding we force quit it, if a cd is stuck we restart an while clicking on the mouse etc but what could be done to turn off the isight other than restarting the OS. is there a way to just force it to turn off?
  • EZ Jim Level 7 Level 7
    As suggested by Baby Boomer, you should try all relevant suggestions in

        Click here -〉 http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2090 〈-Click here.

    Doing so will help you determine whether the problem is software or hardware related so you know what to fix.

    If all else fails and your problem is not with the software, the final suggestion from http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2090 applies:

    "If your built-in iSight camera is still not behaving correctly after trying all these steps, you may need to contact Apple or an Apple-Authorized Service Provider for service."

    EZ Jim

    G5 DP 1.8 w/Mac OS X(10.5.6) PowerBook 1.67 GHz w/Mac (10.4.11) iBookSE 366MHz (10.3.9)  External iSight