5 Replies Latest reply: Dec 26, 2010 4:09 PM by EZ Jim
celticpride678 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
When I was trying to open Photo Booth, I get a message that says "There is no camera connected" despite my Mac having a built-in iSight.

I've tried:

1. PRAM reset
2. SMC reset
3. Boot into Safe Mode
4. Try other applications

Any other ideas/fixes? Thanks.

Aluminum Unibody 2.4GHz MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.5), 2nd Gen. iPod touch (8 GB) with 4.2.1
  • EZ Jim Level 7 Level 7 (21,660 points)
    celticpride678 wrote:
    When I was trying to open Photo Booth, I get a message that says "There is no camera connected" despite my Mac having a built-in iSight.

    I've tried:

    1. PRAM reset
    2. SMC reset
    3. Boot into Safe Mode
    4. Try other applications

    Any other ideas/fixes? Thanks.


    You have tried several good troubleshooting ideas, celticpride678

    For any iSight problem, including this one, first try restarting the Mac. If the problems persist, try all relevant suggestions from:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2090

    If your iSight problem still occurs in more than one app and more than one user account, the reset suggested there often restores proper function of inbuilt iSight.



    However, if your built-in iSight still does not work after carefully following all the suggestions in the "How to Troubleshoot iSight" article, and if iSight does not show as a USB hardware device in your Mac's System Profiler utility, yours is most likely a hardware problem. In that case, contact Apple or an Apple-Authorized Service Provider for service.
  • celticpride678 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    OK. I actually have an appt. with the Genius Bar in an hour. I'll report back then. Thanks.
  • EZ Jim Level 7 Level 7 (21,660 points)
    celticpride678 wrote:
    OK. I actually have an appt. with the Genius Bar in an hour. I'll report back then. Thanks.


    We will watch for your status update.

    Cheers,
    Jim


    Mac Pro Quad Core (Early 2009) 2.93Ghz Mac OS X (10.6.5); MacBook Pro (13 inch, Mid 2009) 2.26GHz (10.6.5)
    LED Cinema Display; G4 PowerBook 1.67GHz (10.4.11); iBookSE 366MHz (10.3.9); External iSight; iPod4touch4.2.1
  • celticpride678 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    My Mac is out for repair. The iSight isn't recongized by the computer. Should have it back Wednesday or Thursday of next week.
  • EZ Jim Level 7 Level 7 (21,660 points)
    celticpride678 wrote:
    My Mac is out for repair. The iSight isn't recongized by the computer. Should have it back Wednesday or Thursday of next week.


    Standing by for your good news next week!


    Mac Pro Quad Core (Early 2009) 2.93Ghz Mac OS X (10.6.5)
    MacBook Pro (13 inch, Mid 2009) 2.26GHz (10.6.5)
    LED Cinema Display; G4 PowerBook 1.67GHz (10.4.11)
    iBookSE 366MHz (10.3.9); External iSight; iPod4touch4.2.1