MBP iSight not working

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  1. stevehp macrumors 6502

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    This has happened a few times on my C2D MBP. I read online where some people said to do a safe restart, etc. That didn't work. What the heck do I do? It works sometimes, but not all the time. I can't even open photobooth, I get an error (see attached).


    Thanks!!!
     

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  2. iPhil macrumors 68040

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    check the comic app .. I'm 80% sure thats what using the cam other than photobooth
     
  3. stevehp thread starter macrumors 6502

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    hmmm...I've never even used that app...
     
  4. Xander562 macrumors 68000

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    Make sure you aren't running anything like the Mirror Widget that might be using your camera.
     
  5. stevehp thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No luck with that either. I have no widgets open other than iStat and Calculator.
     
  6. stevehp thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Will AppleCare be able to do something? This is devastating. I neeeeeed the iSight.
     
  7. zakatov macrumors 6502a

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    trash Photobooth pref file? does it work with other apps like iChat?
     
  8. stevehp thread starter macrumors 6502

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    nope.
     
  9. thefunkymunky macrumors 65816

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    Is the iSights light on?

    Also check System Profiler. Under USB you should see it listed (like mine below). If not, then there is a hardware problem and you need to contact AppleCare.
     

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  10. aljlin macrumors regular

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    I had that happen one time. I had just opened it from sleep and for whatever reason the isight cam came on, and it wouldn't turn off, so i just logged out and logged back in (or shut down and restarted .. not sure which I did) and that worked for me. It hasn't happened since.

    Oh btw, I could tell the isight cam was on due to the light being on. it was weird.
     

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