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HT2090 Bizarre serial and no functionality

534 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Aug 19, 2012 7:54 AM by iS0krates RSS
iS0krates Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jul 12, 2012 5:28 AM

Hi there,


I've tried all this advice for my MacBook Air (1.8GHz 15" 128GB 4GB RAM) running OS X Lion 10.7.4. No joy - the light comes on on the camera, but no application can get the camera to display (I just get the waiting graphic). In system information, the serial for the 'Facetime HD Camera' is '?÷?xð'Ñ´“ '.


Help, please?



  • Baby Boomer (USofA) Level 9 Level 9 (55,540 points)
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    Jul 25, 2012 6:27 PM (in response to iS0krates)

    iS0krates wrote:


    Hi there,


    I've tried all this advice

    Help, please?



    To avoid the "been there done that" response, please tell us all the "advice" you have tried.

  How to Troubleshoot iSight

  • EZ Jim Level 7 Level 7 (21,255 points)

    Well done, Boomer.  The application-specific, user-specific, iSight recognition, and SMC or PMU reset suggestions in your "Troubleshooting" link are certainly the first things iS0krates should try for these problems.


    If the problem continues, I would suggest that an Apple Service Provider evaluate the problem & strange S/N.


    I may continue to offer an occasional post here, but you are doing a great service in iSight.  Keep up the good work! 



    EZ Jim


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