Is my webcam broken on my MAcBook?


macrumors regular
Original poster
Jun 26, 2009
I have a macbook alminium, and since yesterday, my webcam stopped working... I cant show webcam in skype, becouse i can't press the button, and i cant watch myself in Photo Boot. I see the effects, but not me... :(



Administrator emeritus
Jan 15, 2006
The Kop
Have you tried rebooting?

My webcam went a bit wonky a couple of times and rebooting usually fixed it although a couple of times I had to boot into safe mode and then restart back in normal mode for it to be fixed:

To start up into Safe Mode (to Safe Boot), do this:
  1. Be sure the computer is shut down.
  2. Press the power button.
  3. Immediately after you hear the startup tone, hold the Shift key. The Shift key should be held as soon as possible after the startup tone but not before.
  4. Release the Shift key when you see the gray Apple icon and the progress indicator (looks like a spinning gear).

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