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    What's wrong with my camera?

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    What's wrong with my camera?
    I got my Macbook Pro for graduation. It's worked flawlessly, on Windows XP and on OSX. It's a 15.4", 7200rpm 100GB, 2GB memory.

    Anyways, when I open Photo Booth to have some fun. I get this error:

    Photo Booth cannot open because no camera is attached or the camera is in use by another application. Make sure your digital video camera is properly attached and turned on. If you are using the camera with another application, close that application before trying to open Photo Booth again.


    I don't know what they mean. I don't have any programs open, and the camera is built into the Macbook Pro.

    I'm a mac noob, and my Mac OSX for Dummies never mentions this error.
    Anyone have any ideas?
    Thanks!

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    What's wrong with my camera?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NightyNight
    I got my Macbook Pro for graduation. It's worked flawlessly, on Windows XP and on OSX. It's a 15.4", 7200rpm 100GB, 2GB memory.

    Anyways, when I open Photo Booth to have some fun. I get this error:

    Photo Booth cannot open because no camera is attached or the camera is in use by another application. Make sure your digital video camera is properly attached and turned on. If you are using the camera with another application, close that application before trying to open Photo Booth again.


    I don't know what they mean. I don't have any programs open, and the camera is built into the Macbook Pro.

    I'm a mac noob, and my Mac OSX for Dummies never mentions this error.
    Anyone have any ideas?
    Thanks!
    Are you getting this message from Windows or OSX? What system have you booted to when running this program? That sounds like a Windows error message. If so try going to device manager and see if the camera is listed and if it has an exclamation point of red x beside it. (rt click my computer, properties, hardware, device mgr). If the message is when booting OSX I'm not sure...

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    What's wrong with my camera?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcltrh
    Are you getting this message from Windows or OSX? What system have you booted to when running this program? That sounds like a Windows error message. If so try going to device manager and see if the camera is listed and if it has an exclamation point of red x beside it. (rt click my computer, properties, hardware, device mgr). If the message is when booting OSX I'm not sure...
    It's OSX.

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    What's wrong with my camera?
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    Do you happen to have iChat AV open too?
    I try to Command+Shift+/ when I can.
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    What's wrong with my camera?

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    no programs are open except photo booth for this error.
    for example, i'll do a manual boot, open only photobooth and i'll get the error.

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    What's wrong with my camera?
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    cant you turn that camera on and off in your system preferences???? maybe it is off?
    MoTM honor roll...
    when?
    i dont remember

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    What's wrong with my camera?

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    camera isn't in system preferences, nothing comes up on spotlight for the searches of "webcam", camera, isight.

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    What's wrong with my camera?
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    i dont have no mac's
    just a guess, sorry i cant help
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    MoTM honor roll...
    when?
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    What's wrong with my camera?
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    repair permissions?

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    What's wrong with my camera?

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    repair permissions? not quite sure what that means. I'm new.

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    What's wrong with my camera?
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    Go to your applications folder, open the utilities folder, start disk utility, select the hard drive and repair permissions

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    What's wrong with my camera?

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    no avail with repair permissions.

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    What's wrong with my camera?
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    Since this is a new Mac, I would take it to an Apple Store and have it looked at. It's starting to sound like a Hardware problem with the camera itself. Maybe even as simple as a loose plug, but have them check it.

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    The Apple store will know what to do.

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    What's wrong with my camera?
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    make shure iphoto isnt open though.
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