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    Hi Everyone!

    I am not sure if I am posting this in the right section of the forum but my iSight in my MacBook Air 11" (Lion OS) isn't working with any of my applications (downloaded and built-in). My photo booth, and Face Time both say that there is no camera detected and my Skype (a downloaded app) says the same thing. How do I solve this problem?

    Please help!!

    Thanks
    Slim
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    Quote Originally Posted by slim91 View Post
    I am not sure if I am posting this in the right section of the forum but my iSight in my MacBook Air 11" (Lion OS) isn't working...
    This is clearly NOT an iPhone/iPad/iPod question. Thread moved to more appropriate area.

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    How old is the MBA? Is it still under warranty or extended Apple care? If it is, take it on in for Apple to look at. Otherwise, try resetting the SMC and PRAM.

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    How do I reset SMC and PRAM? This only happened to me after I installed Lion in my Computer. Prior to this I was in Snow Leopard. Sorry I'm a noob so I need simple instructions... :S
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    Resetting the System Management Controller (SMC) Apple LINK

    Resetting the NVRAM and PRAM, Apple LINK

    Bookmark both pages and also learn how to use the Apple Knowledge Base. Excellent source of learning and information for new Mac users. Let us know how it went.

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    Hey! I followed the instructions of both links and reset the SMC and the PRAM but my camera is still not being detected? any other suggestions you think may help me with this? thank you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    Is it still under warranty or extended Apple care? If it is, take it on in for Apple to look at.
    What happened when you tried this part of chscag's advice?

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    I tried that and my warranty has already expired. is this the kind of problem I can't solve on my own? do I need to bring my computer in?
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    Sounds like a hardware problem to me, I would bring the computer in.

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