How Do I Turn Off the Webcam?

Discussion in 'HP' started by TC, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. TC

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    I have a HP Pavilion dv9000 notebook computer. Today, I joined a Webex
    meeting. As soon as I entered the meeting, the blue light next to my
    webcam camera turned on by itself, indicating that the camera was
    being used. I don't know if anyone was watching me or not, but to be
    safe, I tried to turn off the camera. Unfortunately, I could find no
    way to turn it off. I have a webcam icon in my taskbar which has an
    "Off" option, but clicking that did nothing.

    To get through the meeting without being seen, I put a piece of paper
    in front of the camera. Because I don't want to be surprised in the
    future, I've put a piece of tape over the camera. Obviously, this is a
    very crude solution to the problem. I'd rather find a hardware or
    software switch that turns the camera on and off.

    Is there such a switch somewhere?

    TC, Apr 3, 2008
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  2. Done that - "This device is disabled. (Code 22)" - doesn't stop the LEDs coming on :(
    richard.wilson, May 9, 2014
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