"There is no camera connected" message

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by celticpride678, Dec 25, 2010.

  1. celticpride678

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    #1
    When I was trying to open Photo Booth, I get a message that says "There is no camera connected" despite my Mac having a built-in iSight.

    I've tried:

    1. PRAM reset
    2. SMC reset
    3. Boot into Safe Mode
    4. Try other applications

    Any other ideas/fixes? Thanks.
     
  2. Detrius macrumors 68000

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    #2
    What does:

    4. Try other applications

    mean? Does it work in other applications or not? Does the camera show up in the system profiler?
     
  3. celticpride678 thread starter Guest

    celticpride678

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    The camera is not found in any applications. It is not showing up in System Profiler.
     
  4. Detrius macrumors 68000

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    Then I'd say it's either unplugged, the cable is bad, or the camera is bad. If you have AppleCare, bring it in. They'll likely swap the entire display assembly. If you're out of warranty, you could check to make sure the cable is plugged into the logic board, but the display assembly is glued together, so you won't easily be able to swap the part.
     
  5. celticpride678 thread starter Guest

    celticpride678

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    Sorry I didn't post an update. I had a Genius Bar appt. yesterday and sent my Mac in for repair. They're going to replace the display, as well as check a few other things that I've been having issues with.

    Thanks for the help, though.
     

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