9 Replies Latest reply: Jan 30, 2011 10:03 AM by josiasingh
mrdt2014 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
So the other day I tried making a video for my friend, but right when I click video, it says: "Camera not Found please turn your camera on or make sue that it is not in use by another application." Obviously it's on. I mean it's built into the macbook pro? So i don't understand what's wrong.

Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • EZ Jim Level 7 Level 7 (21,815 points)
    mrdt2014 wrote:
    So the other day I tried making a video for my friend, but right when I click video, it says: "Camera not Found please turn your camera on or make sue that it is not in use by another application." Obviously it's on. I mean it's built into the macbook pro? So i don't understand what's wrong.


    Welcome to Discussions, mrdt2014

    For any iSight problems, 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.




    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
  • AC_Slater Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    And what if this doesnt fix it?

    It is something to do with flash compatibility, as I have tried ALL fixes and nothing works.

    My iSight works fine in photobooth and Facetime, but it will not work on any flash web sites.

    Please Apple when you release an update, patch it to correct a webcam.

    iPhone signal problems with iPhone 4, and iSight problems with new OS update, why do I keep giving these people money for broken things????
  • EZ Jim Level 7 Level 7 (21,815 points)
    AC_Slater wrote:
    And what if this doesnt fix it?


    If that happens, we will review all facts at that time and offer suggestions relevant to the new facts.



    It is something to do with flash compatibility, as I have tried ALL fixes and nothing works.

    My iSight works fine in photobooth and Facetime, but it will not work on any flash web sites.


    Flash conflict is not the OP's posted issue. The discussions in this topic won't help you.
    If you are still having "Flash" problems, start a new topic with details of your trouble in a forum most relevant to your problem:

    http://discussions.apple.com/index.jspa?categoryID=1

    If your problem is with Flash problems, perhaps in Safari or Snow Leopard.



    Please Apple when you release an update, patch it to correct a webcam.


    You are not talking to Apple here. As explained in http://discussions.apple.com/help.jspa
    this is a forum that Apple makes available for users like you and me to try to help each other.

    If you want to send suggestions directly to Apple, use the appropriate feedback item here:

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/

    BTW, Apple's hardware and software are compatible with each other. The responsibility for compatibility of add-on items (like Flash) rests with the add-on developer, not with Apple.



    iPhone signal problems with iPhone 4, and iSight problems with new OS update, why do I keep giving these people money for broken things????


    Only you could answer why you would do that. I would not spend my money that way!


    Message was edited by: EZ 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
  • bluenoser99 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I had the same issues, I was able to fix it with flash player bugger here is the link http://www.adobe.com/support/flashplayer/downloads.html
  • settingupanaliasseemspointless Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I work for a website that has a flash based webcam chat section. It took a while to work out (and a lot of complaints), but I pinned this problem down to a batch of MacBooks (2009 release from what I could work out) that all have this problem with the current version of Flash, irrespective of the OS version used. The camera is simply not recognised in Flash based websites, including Facebook.

    Downgrading flash to the previous version works. this also has problems with not recognising the camera automatically, though fiddling with the flash camera settings you can at least make it work by selecting USB camera.
  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (70,020 points)
    Hi,

    I have had this issue on a MacBook Pro Ver 1,1 from 2008

    There was a Note on the Google Site that there was an Issue with their GoogleWebBrowser Plug-in that sits in Internet Plug-ins(/Library/Internet Plug-ins and has a Folder in /Library/Application Support) called Google.

    In this Google Folder is the Uninstaller (With also the actual Plug-in)
    The Uninstaller deletes the Plug-in form the Google Folder and Flash Works again.

    Without deleting this /Application Support/Google/ Google WebBrowser Plug-in even the Flash Beta does not work.

    I did notice that the Flash Pop up when using the Koowy Site (Formerly MeBeam) does not revert to the USB UVC Ccamera listing but retains the "Built-in iSght" description.



    10:10 PM Tuesday; January 11, 2011

    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"
  • tremoluxx Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    hi,
    not only am i having the same isight problem w/ some flash sites, but i cannot get my password (it's the right one, i promise) to work when the support article tells me to log into my apple account--something about language not valid. what a hassle.
  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (70,020 points)
    Hi,

    Welcome to the    Discussions


    I am confused if you are talking about a Flash Site that needs a Password, logging in here using your Apple ID or using something in iChat.

    If it is the last an Apple ID is not always a Valid iChat Name (Only ones ending in @Mac.com or @Me.com from APple are also iChat/AIM valid Screen Names)



    10:04 PM Tuesday; January 18, 2011

    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"
  • josiasingh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    i downloaded flash debugger and it fixed the problem
    here is the link http://www.adobe.com/support/flashplayer/downloads.html