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    Why doesn't my ichat camera work?

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    Why doesn't my ichat camera work?
    My computer doesn't seem to be able to connect with the isight camera (I have a 2008 macbook pro). Whenever I shut the computer down, I am able to use the isight camera on ichat, but after a day (a couple of hours), the videochat icon switches to an audio chat icon and I don't seem to be able to access the ichat camera in any of my applications (facebook, etc). What is causing this and how can I ensure that this won't happen?

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    Why doesn't my ichat camera work?
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    It could be that a different application used or tried to use the camera last. Just go to Preferences under the iChat menu and make sure the built-in iSight camera is selected.

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    Why doesn't my ichat camera work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oneironaut View Post
    It could be that a different application used or tried to use the camera last. Just go to Preferences under the iChat menu and make sure the built-in iSight camera is selected.
    I tried that, but when I got to the Audio/Video screen, it states that "there is no camera attached to this computer"

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    Why doesn't my ichat camera work?

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    I got the same problem, but the difference is for me it doesn't work even after shutdown/restart

    during my search I came accross a trouble shooting page by apple, you can read it here. it didn't help for me, but may help for you!


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