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    Camera Not Working, Help!

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    I literally just got a new macbook, I have used the ichat and photobooth applications a couple of times and everything seemed fine. Today I opened my computer and attempted to open up the camera but the image was blank except for a little picture of a video camera with an X through it. I tried opening ichat to see if the problem was photobooth related, but on ichat it said that there was no camera connected to the computer. any ideas what i should do? or do i have to resort to bringing my computer in to be fixed...and then not seeing it again for months. any info would be fantastic. thanks!

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    Camera Not Working, Help!
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    This has been the same case with my macbook pro.

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    Camera Not Working, Help!

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    does it show up in System Profiler under the USB settings?

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    Which USB device do I select?

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    Camera Not Working, Help!

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    should look something like this;
    Attached Images Attached Images

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    Camera Not Working, Help!
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    Mine does not show built in bluetooth.

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    Camera Not Working, Help!

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    The very last device shows 'USB High-Speed Bus'
    Built-in iSight

    That is what you are looking for. I did this screen capture to show you where it should be. Your configuration will very from mine.

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    Camera Not Working, Help!
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    Yeah mine has nothing after USB High-Speed Bus.

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    Camera Not Working, Help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoiseAuctioneer View Post
    Yeah mine has nothing after USB High-Speed Bus.
    Than it looks like your Camera isn't been reconized by OS X. Might want to do a SMC and/or PRAM reset.

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    Camera Not Working, Help!
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    Found how to do a smc reset how about a pram reset?

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    Camera Not Working, Help!

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    Camera Not Working, Help!
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    Alright did both and nothing different. Any other ideas?

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    Camera Not Working, Help!

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    Might be off hand... what version of Quicktime are you using? I had an issue with Quicktime and Final Cut Studio on my MBP.

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    7.5.5 however its rarely used.

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    Camera Not Working, Help!

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    This isn't the best way to do it, but delete the Quicktime App from the Applications folder... download pacifist and download Quicktime 7.5 for Leopard, and install it with Pacifist. Reboot your Mac and try using Photobooth, to see if you get a 'Green Light' and the camera coming on.

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