camera stopped working

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by taijuan, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. taijuan macrumors member

    May 17, 2006
    In iChat when I open the preferences pane, it says there is no camera attached to this computer (obviously not the case - MacBook Pro 1.83). Same thing when I open PhotoBooth. I have rebooted, run repair permissions, run MacJanitor and CacheOutX all with no effect. Was wondering if anyone has any ideas? How can I determine if it's a software problem or a hardware problem? Thanks for the help.
  2. lauph macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2007
    30 mins from Cupertino
    Easy. Try it in XP.
  3. iToaster macrumors 68000


    May 3, 2007
    In front of my MacBook Pro
    It could be the PSU. To reset it shut down the machine and turn it back on, but instead of releasing it, hold it down until the sleep light flashes quickly (your computer might also rev up its fans and make a loud noise). If that doesn't fix it, it's broken... do you have AppleCare?
  4. taijuan thread starter macrumors member

    May 17, 2006
    thanks but that didn't work. Guess I'm going to have to take it in.
  5. UltraNEO* macrumors 601


    Jun 16, 2007
    Have a look in the System Profile under the USB section. If it's there, it'll be listed, similarly if it's failed it'll probably be missing.

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