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    Webcam on the fritz
    Hey All:

    My girlfriend has a Core Duo MacBook (2006). Recently I did a fresh install of Leopard. When we first started using her MacBook after the Leopard install, the Webcam (built in iSight) didn't work. It didn't show up in System Profiler (under the USB). So we tried restarting it, and it still didn't work. I tried reseting the SMC, PRAM and all that jazz, and nothing helped.

    So after a while of trying, we closed the lid and allowed the MacBook to go to sleep. about 5 Minutes later, it woke itself up with the lid closed. So I opened the lid, and magically, the Webcam worked.

    Now a couple days later, the Webcam has disappeared again. Any thoughts? Sounds like a driver issue to me, is there a way to reinstall the Webcam Driver?
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    Although it likely seems obvious, have you simply powered off the machine (vs. closing the lid) and then rebooted? This will just make sure you are not running some corrupted software.

    Much as I hate this next bit, I would also suggest, as a real stretch, the infamous "Repair Permissions" remedy. Since you are having system related trouble, there is a one in a hundred chance that it might find and repair something. You will find the Repair Permissions capability in Disk Utility, after you have highlighted your main drive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mac57 View Post
    Although it likely seems obvious, have you simply powered off the machine (vs. closing the lid) and then rebooted? This will just make sure you are not running some corrupted software.
    Yes, we have tried rebooting, I mentioned that in my first post.

    Quote Originally Posted by mac57 View Post
    Much as I hate this next bit, I would also suggest, as a real stretch, the infamous "Repair Permissions" remedy. Since you are having system related trouble, there is a one in a hundred chance that it might find and repair something. You will find the Repair Permissions capability in Disk Utility, after you have highlighted your main drive.
    We tried repairing disk permissions, there was nothing to repair... Any other thoughts?
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    It's on the fritz! wowee, what a kick in the nickers.

    I think you should take it to the apple store, almost sounds like a loose flex cable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iRye View Post
    It's on the fritz! wowee, what a kick in the nickers.

    I think you should take it to the apple store, almost sounds like a loose flex cable.
    Ya, I think that is what it's going to come down to. How much do you think that will cost? Because unfortunately, the MacBook is not covered by any kind of warranty anymore.
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