Any ideas why my camera isn't working

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  1. jkramb macrumors member

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    When i open photo booth it says "there is no connected camera" but i have done nothing to mess with the built in cam. any ideas?
     
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    What MacBook Pro do you have?
    What Mac OS X version does run on it?

    Have you looked at System Profiler and does it show up there?
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    Since when does it not work and have you tried other applications and seen if it shows up there?

    Have you taken a look at MRoogle to look for similar threads?
     
  3. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    Try resetting your SMC. That usually fixes that problem if your computer is running fine and you haven't noticed anything abnormal.
     
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    So resetting the SMC did help, or you don't know what the SMC is or you wanna have us guessing til we're blue in the face?
     
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    When you write in incomplete sentences, this is what happens.
     
  7. jkramb thread starter macrumors member

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    Sorry, i meant to put a question mark after that. I don't know what the SMC is or how to reset it.
     
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    To edit your post, just click on the [​IMG] button on the bottom right of your original post.

    How to find out about resetting the SMC.


    And you haven't answered my question yet? Does the iSight show up in System Profiler?



    The following is taken from the thread titled "How to maximise your MacRumors troubleshooting experience" created by mad jew in 2006. It contains more elaborate information on the short extracts I took from it and should help you in finding appropriate help. I also made some additions after finding that thread.

    1. Search for threads or guides containing similar problems.
      MRoogle is quite a good tool to search these forums.
    2. Start your thread in the appropriate forum or sub-forum.
      Here is the forum's main page with the list of all the sub-fora found here.
    3. Use a specific thread title.
      "Need help!!!!???? ASAP!!!" and its variants are not specific.
    4. Find and post machine hardware and software configurations.
      You can find out more about your Mac by going to the Menu Bar > :apple: > About This Mac > More Info ... (this button opens Applications / Utilities / System Profiler) > Hardware Overview.
    5. Tell us your problem, and be specific. What is happening to your machine?
      What Mac OS X version and what Mac do you use, ... .
    6. How long has this been happening? What changes were made just before this started?
    7. What have you already tried?
    8. Respond to all posted advice with details of what happened.
    9. Be wary of the (very) occasional bad advice.
    10. Be patient.
    11. Be courteous.
     
  9. jkramb thread starter macrumors member

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    No, it does not show up in my system profiler. The macbook pro is from August 2008. It's the last of the macbook pros before the change to the new design. Its the 2.6ghz 4gb ram.

     
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    So you still might have warranty?

    Did the SMC reset work?
     
  11. jkramb thread starter macrumors member

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    well, the SMC reset didn't seem to work. when I go to photobooth it still says "there is no connected camera" i guess i have to take it to the store and see whats up.
     

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