Built-In iSight OS X Mavericks 10.9.1

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by bruitmonkey, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. bruitmonkey, Jan 22, 2014
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    Hi!

    I have a Late 2008 :apple: MacBook Pro 17". After installing 10.9.1 update, the built in iSight doesn't work.
    When I try to use apps like PhotoBooth, Skype etc., iSight's green light turns on but after that, nothing - spinning wheel in the app.

    To be comletely honest, I didn't notice if the camera was working in 10.9, because I rarely use it but I can confirm, that everything was fine when I was using Mountain Lion.

    I tried to resolve this issue :

    Repair Disk Permissions
    SMC Reset
    PRAM Reset
    Clean 10.9.1 Install
    Every step, that is provided in Apple's "Troubleshooting iSight" article.

    Check out the screenshot from System Report, the serial number is corrupted :
     

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    Does your camera show an image if you log in to a different user account?
    Create a new user just to test (in your System Preferences/Users & Groups pref pane)
    Log out of your present user, and log in to your new user, then the quick test would be Photobooth, I suppose.
     
  4. bruitmonkey thread starter macrumors member

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    No, the camera does not work in different user account.
    Created root user, still no luck!
     
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    Read the first post!
     
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    Ooops. Sorry about that. Only other thing I can think of is to reseat the cable. Otherwise you would need to replace the display assembly. (or if it is possible to take that apart, then the iSight module.)
     
  8. bruitmonkey, Jan 24, 2014
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    Reseated the cable, did a SMC & PRAM reset again - still nothing.

    I haven't moved my laptop around, so things can't break out of nothing!

    Guess it's a bug in Mavericks because as I stated before, everything was fine in ML. By the way there are plenty of discussions in Apple forums about this problem, but nobody has found a solution yet.

    The only option is to wait for the next system update, I guess. This sucks :(
     
  9. ivnj macrumors 65816

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    Install Mountain Lion to a spare external hard drive. Or partition the internal into 2 partitions. Then install Mountain lion on the other partition. If the camera comes back on nothing broke. And that means the bug is in the OS. If it doesn't work either then you broke something.
     
  10. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    Why are you assuming he broke something?
     
  11. ivnj macrumors 65816

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    Not just ruling what we can out just to be sure.
     
  12. bruitmonkey thread starter macrumors member

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    Installed ML on a seperate partition. The camera still doesn't work.
    I guess it's time for the laptop to be serviced :confused:
     

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