iSight camera not detected in MacBook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by suhaibjalis, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. suhaibjalis macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2010
    My friend bought a the new MacBook for me 5 days ago in Canada and brought it for me.
    I just opened and unboxed it today and started setting it up.
    During the initial information collection by the system, it wanted to take a picture. At that point in time. the camera was working, but, it suddenly froze 10 seconds later before I could take a picture. I tried to go back and forth but the frame remained frozen. I selected a random picture and moved forward.
    After having set up everything, I tried to use the iSight camera with iChat but it did not show the symbol of a camera. When I opened photobooth, it said "No Camera Connected".
    I browsed through a few Apple support discussions and checked the "System Profiler" under which there is no iSight camera under firewire.
    I tried to reset the SMC but that didn't work either.
    Please tell me how to fix this.

    P.S. I am currently reinstalling OS X Snow Leopard from the DVD that came with the box. Will that help?
  2. R94N macrumors 68020


    May 30, 2010
    It might work, but I think it's more of a hardware issue. If you can't resolve it, you'll probably have to take it into an Apple store, as the computer appears to be pretty new and as a result, still in warranty period.
  3. suhaibjalis thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2010
    okay so reinstalling OS X Snow Leopard didn't help.
    So I'll eventually have to take it to an Apple store in my area?
    I just hope they dont CHARGE for any service or warranty :/

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