Camera will not operate at all - MACBOOK

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by tiina32, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. tiina32 macrumors newbie

    Jul 27, 2008
    For some reason, whenever i need to use my camera, a message comes up saying "photo booth cannot open because camera is in use by another program" but i hav no other applications open at all... and when im on ichat, same story and same message.... how do i fix this?
  2. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

    Jul 22, 2005
  3. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

    NC MacGuy

    Feb 9, 2005
    The good side of the grass.
    I've had mine do that a couple of times and as the above poster suggested, a restart seemed to clear it up.
  4. tsice19 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 16, 2008

    If that doesn't work reset the PRAM.

    If it still doesn't work take it to Apple.
  5. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

    Jolly Jimmy

    Dec 13, 2007
    This happened to me on a Rev A Macbook, but thankfully reseting the PRAM sorted everything out. Hope it works for you too.
  6. Jabberwocky246 macrumors member

    Apr 21, 2008
    I had the exact same message on my white Macbook and had to replace the video cable to fix it. While the cable is pretty inexpensive, hiring someone to replace it can get spendy. I was able to do it myself and you should be able to also.

    Just go to, click on Guides then choose your computer and screen replacement or whichever selection corresponds to the video cable.

    Good luck.

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