Retina MBP Mountain Lion iSight issue

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Mike L2D, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. Mike L2D macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2012
    Hello everyone,

    Have another issue here. A friend of mine has a Retina MBP and we constantly chat over iChat. However, we've noticed recently that "sometimes" when she puts the computer to sleep via closing the lid that the iSight stops being detected and needs her to restart before being used again. Now, in the world of SSDs restarting is indeed quick and painless, but still altogether annoying, especially at the frequency that this is occurring.

    For the moment, I've told her that I want to see what happens if she "gracefully" puts the computer to sleep by asking it to do so, before she closes the lid.

    Does anyone have any other suggestions? Thanks.
  2. orvn macrumors 6502

    Jan 11, 2011
    Toronto, Canada
    Man this issue sucks. I was afflicted with it back in 2010 on Snow Leopard. It magically resolved itself three months after it began. I suspected an application conflict with OSX.

    Logging out or killing the process WindowServer in activity monitor is a faster way to go about getting it to work again.

    Genius bar might help.

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