Is this hardware or software?

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  1. PowerFullMac macrumors 601

    PowerFullMac

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    My iSight is a bit screwed up, sometimes when I turn my MacBook on the green light will come on and the iSight will refuse to work, when I open Photo Booth it wont come up with anything, just plain black, no errors or anything... Rebooting wont do it either, I have to shut down, wait a bit, then boot it up again.

    Any help?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Nitromaster macrumors 6502

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    Wirelessly posted (Nokia N70-3 Ireland-Opera: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Symbian OS; Nokia N70/2.0539.1.2; 6366) Opera 8.01 [en])

    Sounds like a software problem to me.
    You'd probaly get the 'isight not attached' message if it was broken.
     
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  4. PowerFullMac thread starter macrumors 601

    PowerFullMac

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    I will try that when I get home today, I am guessing you do that in Disk Utility?

    What made me think it could be a potential hardware problem is that the problem starts as soon as the Apple logo bootscreen comes up, so even while the system is booting.
     
  5. pjrobertson macrumors 6502a

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    Hardware I'd say. It's happened to me once.
    My solution was one of these:

    1. Re-set the P-RAM
    2. Boot into safe mode
    3. Shutdown, remove the battery, and press the power button for 5 seconds then reboot.

    Hope this helps
     
  6. DaBrain macrumors 65816

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    Yes it's under Disk Utility apps. ;)
     
  7. PowerFullMac thread starter macrumors 601

    PowerFullMac

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    I fixed the permissions and it turns out a lot of stuff was screwed up! :eek:

    Lets just hope thats fixed it! Fingers crossed!

    If not ill try the stuff pjrobertson said!

    Thanks for all the help!
     
  8. DaBrain macrumors 65816

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    Well Hope it takes care of the issues you are having.

    I hear many say you don't need to run/fix permissions, but ever sinced I switched to a Mac over 3 years ago, I always run it before and after I update OSX and in all that time I never have experianced any issues. So I continue to do that. Yet I read many that always say so and so update hosed up their Mac. Either IM lucky or it does matter.

    In any case good luck with your system. ;)
     
  9. PowerFullMac thread starter macrumors 601

    PowerFullMac

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    Thanks for the tips and thanks for the good luck! :)
     

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