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Hey guys,

My sister's MBP has a problem with it's iSight camera. It doesn't work for photo booth or iChat, it only shows the camera sign with a slash thru it. Any suggestions?

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Possibly another app is using it? Such as iMovie or parallels. I often find myself searching for what program is currently using my iSight ha.
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I've had my camera not work on my regular Macbook, but it was just black when I turned on PhotoBooth, there was no camera sign with a slash through it. I know on Macbooks the green light will go on to the right of the iSight camera when it is in use or broken. The light came on for me, but I just restarted and it worked right away. Sorry to suggest the obvious; you've probably already tried that.

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Yeah, thanks to both of you, but I restarted the computer and obviously all applications were closed, and we relaunched iChat and it still didn't work. It isn't broken is it? The computer is like a couple weeks old; but we have AppleCare...

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Not really sure then I would take in into the Apple Store to be looked at, might as well put your AppleCare to use
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Yeah we were probably going to do that as I cannot figure out what to do... but thanks so much for the help guys.

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I figured it out. In case someone wants to know, do a reset of your PRAM and NVRAM. It doesn't affect anything really. Except the clock on some machines.

1. shut down
2. locate the cmd, option, P and R keys.
3. turn on computer
4. before you see the gray screen, make sure you're holding down cmd+option+P+R
5. Hold them down until the computer restarts once more.

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Oh, yea PRAM I never even thought to mention that, I didn't think it would have any effect on the iSight.

Well I'm glad you got it working.
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