Problem: New Macbook Isight Stuck On

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by klnorth, Nov 25, 2007.

  1. klnorth macrumors newbie

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    I am a new mac user and I bought the new Macbook 2.2 GHZ about 10 days ago. Today I noticed that the Green light that indicates the iSight is on wont go off. When I open Photobooth the picture does not show but the green light is still on. Any thoughts on how to reset the iSight camera?

    Thanks,
    Kirby
     
  2. product26 macrumors 6502a

    product26

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    my sisters did this. All i did to fix it was power down. unplug the power adapter and remove the battery for a couple of minutes.
     
  3. Skyburning macrumors member

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    I've had the same problem and I just shut it down and waiting about 10 seconds and powered it back up. I didn't need to take the battery out or unplug it or anything.
     
  4. Pressure macrumors 68040

    Pressure

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    Whenever you face hardware problems on a Mac, you should reset PRAM and/or SMC.

    If the problem persist, call AppleCare.
     
  5. klnorth thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the support

    I had re-booted several times and that did not work. When I removed the battery and left it out for about 5 minutes then it came up correctly.

    I am used to having to do that to a windows machine...hehe.
     
  6. jkoerber macrumors newbie

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    I had the same problem this morning after swapping the two 512MB RAM modules in my MacBook with the 1GB ones from my Al iMac which I just upgraded to 4GB (Yay, MacBook now has 2GB RAM).

    I found that resetting the SMC (System Management Controller) by removing the battery and power cord on the MacBook, and then pressing and holding the power button for 5 seconds, then re-attaching the battery and power cord, fixed my problem the fastest.

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=303319

    Jon
     
  7. airfang macrumors regular

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    But what if the problem comes again and again... -_-
     

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