MacBook iSight camera not working...

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Will Cheyney, Jun 5, 2006.

  1. Will Cheyney macrumors 6502a

    Will Cheyney

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    Using a friends MacBook, but the iSight camera doesn't show anything when using Photobooth... Any ideas why this might be?
     
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  3. Will Cheyney thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yup, green light to the right of the camera is on.
    This is all that is showing when you launch Photobooth (see attachment)
     

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  4. lexus macrumors 68000

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    The camera is dead you8 should take it in to the Apple Store and have it exchanged.
     
  5. michaelwarren89 macrumors newbie

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    This same problem happened to me. The iSight 'on light' turned on as soon as I started up my MacBook and had that weird green picture when I opened Photo Booth. Nothing could fix it... until I rebooted. Now it works fine and it's never happened again.

    Have you tried rebooting? (Obvious, I know, but sometimes the best of us overlook such simple things :) )
     
  6. Transeau macrumors 6502a

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    Toss in a "Me Too" here.

    MacBook Black is only 3 days old and the iSight just died.
    Going back tomorrow :(
     
  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Check whether it works in other apps before writing it off as dead. Also, unplug any USB and Firewire peripherals that may be taking up a lot of power. :)
     
  8. Transeau macrumors 6502a

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    It appears that my firewire is dead too.

    My MB and my MBP are mirror images of each other. (drives are duplicates, same amount of memory) My iPod syncs just fine on my MBP, and only charges on my MB. Also, I can not get any of my other firewire drives to work on the MB.
     
  9. Transeau macrumors 6502a

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    All better.
    Took it in and walked out with a replacement 15 minutes later.
     
  10. eAspenwood macrumors member

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    The iSight on my 17" MBP is dead now too.

    Transeau - did u have to yell at them to get an instant replacement? I can't wait another 2 weeks with out my MBP.
     
  11. Transeau macrumors 6502a

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    It wasn't an issue at all - my MacBook was only 2 days old..
     
  12. bennyp macrumors newbie

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    Whole computer or just iSight replaced

    I just had my iSight die, after <1 week of ownership. Will the store replace my whole computer or just the isight?
     
  13. bennyp macrumors newbie

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    Just reset the PRAM

    I just saved myself a trip to the apple store. I reset my PRAM/NVRAM and it fixed the camera.

    How to Reset PRAM
     
  14. eAspenwood macrumors member

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    10.4.7 / firmware update fixed it.

    Weird - either the 10.4.7 or the 17" fan firmware update fixed my camera. Perhaps it does the PRAM reset mentioned above.
     
  15. dasspunk macrumors newbie

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    Solution for this on MacBook DC2

    I just fixed this on my new Dual Core 2 MacBook. I decided to brave the annoying registration on this site to comment here... My camera light was on but the video window was either all black (in iChat) or all green (in Photobooth).

    I was able to fix this by powercycling my MacBook...
    1. Shut down the machine
    2. Pull the power cord
    3. Remove the battery
    4. Hold down the Power Button for 5+ seconds

    More info from Apple: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=93240

    Hope this helps...
     
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  18. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    This is a 2 year old thread. The thread starter and other posters have long since gone elsewhere.
     

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