Photobooth doesnt work any more - 'cannot open because the camera is in use...'

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by grum, Dec 20, 2006.

  1. grum macrumors regular

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    Had my Macbook for a couple of weeks now - photobooth has been working fine, but since i connected my new digital camera, it wont open, saying the camera is in use by another application. I have unmounted the digital camera and quit iphoto etc, but its still not working. I have also rebooted since then and its still happening.

    Thought this kind of thing wasnt meant to happen on macs :p

    Anyone got any ideas?
     
  2. bearbo macrumors 68000

    bearbo

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    is the indication light on the isight on?
    have you ever chose to have ichat use another camera, which at this moment is not connected anymore?
    i doubt it has anything to do with a digital still camera
    er... is this necessary?
     
  3. grum thread starter macrumors regular

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    No not tried it with another camera. You know what I've just realised, that I am a total cretin, he he. I am using the macbook in lid-closed mode :rolleyes:. Its just that this is the first time i tried it since i used my camera and thought the two must be associated. D'oh.

    Please feel free to kill me.

    p.s. was only joking about the Mac thing, calm down ;)
     

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