Green iSight light stays on, and apps complain iSight unavailable

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Egosphere, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. Egosphere macrumors member

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    I just started up my computer now and for no apparent reason, my iSight's green light is on as though the iSight were in use. No iSight-using programs are on and no familiar iSight-using processes can be found in the Activity Monitor. When I launch something like photobooth it complains that the iSight is unavailable. This persists through restarts. What should I do? Thanks.
     
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  3. kwood macrumors 6502a

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    This happens from time to time on my MacBook as well. I fix it by shutting down, and then restarting. If you just restart the LED will remain on.
     
  4. n3rd1sh macrumors newbie

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    Sorry to bump, but does anyone know how to solve this?

    I the battery out, and hold the power button for 5 secs, and nothing, made new user account, it was still active on that, so its not user specific.

    Also, when i try and open PhotoBooth it doesn't show a picture, as if the camera is in use by another application, but its not.

    Any help is much appreciated! :)
     
  5. e12a macrumors 68000

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  6. n3rd1sh macrumors newbie

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    Just done that now, its very temperamental, sometimes its on, sometimes its now, so only time will tell.

    thank!
     
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