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    iSight camera not working
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    iSight camera not working
    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?
    Adam Z

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    iSight camera not working
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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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    iSight camera not working

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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.
    What's the use of a fine house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on? - Henry David Thoreau

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    iSight camera not working
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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...
    Adam Z

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    iSight camera not working
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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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    iSight camera not working
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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.
    Adam Z

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    iSight camera not working
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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.
    Adam Z

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    iSight camera not working
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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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