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-I am an Apple tech and i was wondering this question.. obviously the led can be disabled.. the question is would it require a software, firmware or hardware modification? as a hardwear technician i open hundreds of these things. I can see that there is 5 rails on the camera connector to the board. Just by educated guess and my very basic knowledge of elctronics i would say that 5 rails means the led most likely can operate separately from the camera.. i plan to take a look a a schematic to confirm or deny this. Obviously tgis would require physical access to a device and you could also just remove the glass and short the led. My next step after that will be looking into this at softwear & firmware level
+I’m an Apple tech and I was wondering about this question too! Obviously the LED can be disabled. The question is would it require a software, firmware or hardware modification?
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+As a hardware technician I open hundreds of these systems. I can see that there is 5 contacts on the camera connector on the logic board.
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+Just by educated guess and my very basic knowledge of electronics I would say that 5 wires means the LED most likely can operate separately from the camera. I plan to take a look a a schematic to check this.
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+Obviously, this would require physical access to a device and you could also just remove the glass and disable the LED.
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+My next step after that will be looking into this at the software & firmware levels

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I am an Apple tech and i was wondering this question.. obviously the led can be disabled.. the question is would it require a software,  firmware or hardware modification? as a hardwear technician i open hundreds of these things. I can see that there is 5 rails on the camera connector to the board. Just by educated guess and my very basic knowledge of elctronics i would say that 5 rails means the led most likely can operate separately from the camera.. i plan to take a look a a schematic to confirm or deny this. Obviously tgis would require physical access to a device and you could also just remove the glass and short the led. My next step after that will be looking into this at softwear & firmware level

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