Problem: New Macbook Isight Stuck On

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

  1. macrumors newbie

    Nov 25, 2007
    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?

  2. macrumors 6502a


    May 30, 2005
    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. macrumors member

    Aug 14, 2007
    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. macrumors 68040


    May 30, 2006
    Whenever you face hardware problems on a Mac, you should reset PRAM and/or SMC.

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

    Nov 25, 2007
    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. macrumors newbie


    Apr 2, 2008
    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.

  7. macrumors regular

    Apr 12, 2007
    But what if the problem comes again and again... -_-

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