help. Isight broken?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by smattmul, May 18, 2008.

  1. smattmul macrumors member

    smattmul

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    I have one of the new iMacs and the isight shows only black in photo-booth and records for 5 seconds and then stops without ever saving a file.

    I heard some were having a problem but my isight worked to take several videos and pictures

    I have tried to turn off and unplug for 10 minutes and still does not work

    What should i do? THanks for you time.
     
  2. johto macrumors 6502

    johto

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    Try creating another user account and check if the problem persists. If it works ok on another account, then its somthing to do with your current account and isight settings.
     
  3. smattmul thread starter macrumors member

    smattmul

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    It works on another account, can you tell me what preferences to reset?

    thanks again
     
  4. JunBug119 macrumors 6502

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    my macbook exhibited the same thing after i did some software update: no video but audio was present. i remember resetting the PRAM or SMC and it worked after that. i just don't remember which one exactly i reset.
     
  5. smattmul thread starter macrumors member

    smattmul

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    any chance for a quick tutorial, pram is mentioned several times and i do not know how to reset?
     
  6. smattmul thread starter macrumors member

    smattmul

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    screwy, i held down Option+Command+R+P

    and it jsut rest my computer in a continous cycle, the third start sound i let go

    The isight did not show a picture in photo booth, still black.

    It worked before,
    and reseting the p-ram,
    also attempted to unplug the hole imac

    I think I am looking for some setting for isight page I can not find.

    isight setting - ??? cuz i turned it off ?
     
  7. merl1n macrumors 65816

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    Do an SMC reset.
     
  8. smattmul thread starter macrumors member

    smattmul

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    please tell me the SMC reset steps. i found it to be the unplug method in my research
     
  9. smattmul thread starter macrumors member

    smattmul

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    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/smattmul/NewAlbum518081125AM/photo#5201740216445401842"><img src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/smattmul/SDBLKrcXevI/AAAAAAAAAEU/hQ1SVt8RUp8/s144/IMG_0166.JPG" /></a>
     
  10. smattmul thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks guys,

    it was the eyetv program that was running
     

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