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Old 23-09-2009
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Disable the webcam on a macbook

Hi all

I am interested to know how do you disable the iSight camera on a macbook in leopard? i wish not to use it ..i am using it from long time but i dont know how to disable it ..

Thank you in advance for your help
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Old 23-09-2009
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Re: Disable the webcam on a macbook

The remove files of camera which cause an application run for the camera try this to remove camera
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remove /System/Library/QuickTime/QuickTimeUSBVDCDigitizer.component
remove /System/Library/Extensions/Apple_iSight.kext
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Re: Disable the webcam on a macbook

  1. Go to System >> Library >> Quicktime
  2. Open that folder in terminal (cd)
  3. Get the QuickTimeUSBVDCDIgitizer.component file
  4. Once you find the file, open the containing hidden folder
  5. Make a directory there:
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    Home folder > Library > Quicktime
    (mkdir -p ~/Library/Quicktime)
  6. Copy the QuickTimeUSBVDCDIgitizer.component file there.
  7. Open photo booth to check
  8. done.
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Re: Disable the webcam on a macbook

Create backup with this open Terminal and type the following command: mkdir /System/Library/QuickTime/.iSightBackup
Remove QuickTime componentfor iSight .Type the following command: mv /System/Library/QuickTime/QuickTimeUSBVDCDIgitizer.component /System/Library/QuickTime/.iSightBackup/

if you want to enable the iSight again, go to QuickTimeUSBVDCDIgitizer.component file back into the main QuickTime directory at /System/Library/QuickTime/
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