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MacBook Built in iSight not working
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Alaskamac
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Jan 5, 2011, 12:15 PM
 
My green led is on indicating that the built-in iSight camera is on, but I can't shut it off and apps like Photo Booth, Image Capture and iMoive won't recognize its existence.

Thoughts?
     
Spheric Harlot
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Jan 5, 2011, 12:18 PM
 
Does the System Profiler see it?
     
Alaskamac  (op)
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Jan 5, 2011, 12:36 PM
 
No, BUT...

If you do "Restart" the little green led indicating the camera is on never shuts off. But if you shut down and then restart...all is well. I don't know what caused it, but it's up and functioning now.

Thanks for your time.
     
dimmer
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Jan 13, 2011, 12:18 PM
 
Some of the asset retrieval software pieces (wish I could remember which) use the iSight to take images of a supposedly "stolen" system -- if you have one of these installed, it may be misconfigured or maybe you nicked your laptop!!!
     
Waragainstsleep
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Jan 13, 2011, 02:19 PM
 
Mine did this the other day. Except a restart worked for me.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
   
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