Built-in isight not working, no light

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sketchygio, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. sketchygio macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2009
    I noticed the isignt on my macbook pro stopped working recently. At first I noticed it on my XP partition, and figured it was a driver issue. However, even photobooth on the os x partition doesn't register it. Ever since it stopped working, the green light has also not been turning on. What could be issue and fix?
  2. ahdickter macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2011
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  3. sketchygio thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2009
    Not sure if this answers your question:

    Model Name: MacBook Pro 15"
    Model Identifier: MacBookPro1,1

    She's not new. Got her back in 2006, so the camera going bad isn't out of the question. It's just that I've been reading through other forums and I came to understand that if the light is turning green, then the camera is busted. So I figured that maybe, since the light is off, there might be something wrong where the computer is not detecting it, which would means there would be hope of fixing it if it's a software error. But I don't really know.
  4. l.a.rossmann macrumors 65816


    May 15, 2009
  5. sketchygio thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2009
    Took me a while to find this: A1150

    ...and actually, the camera started working again out of nowhere after malfunctioning for a good 3 days. Not sure what did it, as on every day I checked it, it wasn't working.

    Maybe it's just slowly deteriorating.

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