How Do I Turn Off the Webcam?

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

  1. TC

    TC Guest

    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
     
    TC, Apr 3, 2008
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  2. TC

    Guest

    On Friday, 2 May 2008 00:54:43 UTC+1, DC wrote:
    > TC wrote:
    > > 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

    > Should be seen in Device Manager as an Imaging Device. Right click it
    > and disable.


    Done that - "This device is disabled. (Code 22)" - doesn't stop the LEDs coming on :(
     
    , May 9, 2014
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