Currently Being ModeratedAug 18, 2012 9:38 PM (in response to New Mexico Cowgirl)
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Currently Being ModeratedAug 19, 2012 8:11 AM (in response to mende1)
Thanks but as I stated I have tried all iSight trouble shooting. My iSight does not show up in the system profiler I don't believe it is a hardware issue that just magically occurred when I upgraded to Mountain Lion. I have read forums until I think my head will explode and this is a common problem that happens when upgrading. I need to find a script to add my iSight camera back. There are a few of them for Snow Leapord and Lion but nothing I could find for Mounatain Lion. Thanks again for any help.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 19, 2012 8:57 AM (in response to New Mexico Cowgirl)
Press Command and R keys in boot and reinstall
Currently Being ModeratedAug 19, 2012 9:06 AM (in response to mende1)
I have reset my SMC and Pram. I can't reinstall until Monday when I can acess the disk besides from what I read reinstalling usally doesn't work. Somehow in the upgrade process the iSight camera gets "lost" and I need to recreate the path for the OS to find it. I have done a lot of research and I'm looking for someone who has actually managed to fix this in some fashion other than the standard fixes floating about the internet. I really appreciate your help but I would like to Facetime my daughter tonight after her first day back at school.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 27, 2012 10:11 AM (in response to New Mexico Cowgirl)
I have updated to 10.8.1 and still the same issue. Any help would be appreciated.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 3, 2012 6:28 AM (in response to New Mexico Cowgirl)
No solutions I'm afraid, but thought I'd just to the thread.
I have the same issue (2009 MBP 15")
I did get isight working briefly after resetting the SMC and PRAM, and then leaving the machine shutdown for 30mins +, it works, then as soon as it's turned off again - ie qutting the app using it, changing mode, ie pausing skype, no more isight.
I really hope it gets fixed in 10.8.2.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 8, 2012 12:10 PM (in response to New Mexico Cowgirl)
Same problem~~~ I need to shut down my laptop and wait for several hours to let my iSight back
Currently Being ModeratedSep 30, 2012 2:50 AM (in response to New Mexico Cowgirl)
After having the same problem and getting no solution from Apple Support i decided to perform a clean install of Mountain Lion.
Isight is working again on all possible software!
Solution: perform clean install of ML...with a time machine it is quite simple.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 30, 2012 4:32 PM (in response to New Mexico Cowgirl)
I opened the FaceTime app, the camera worked in that, and subsequently works in photobooth and skype. Although still a bit intermittent opening FaceTime seems to have an effect on it.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 7, 2012 7:32 AM (in response to New Mexico Cowgirl)
What fascinates me is that these ppl think that you should reset your pram or smc every time this problem happens rather than simply solving it. Geniuses indeed.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 9, 2012 12:00 PM (in response to New Mexico Cowgirl)
I installed Mountain Lion onto a freshly wiped external disk, still no joy... this is really really annoying.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 10, 2012 7:46 AM (in response to New Mexico Cowgirl)
Having the same problem. This could not be more frustrating. Loving the new features of Mountain Lion, but I cant stand not being able to video chat through facebook. This needs to be solved soon!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 11, 2012 3:09 AM (in response to New Mexico Cowgirl)
Count me in. I'm having trouble since upgrading to ML. It works briefly after a shutdown for a few hours and a SMC/PRAM-Reset, but the problem is still there. I really hope Apple can fix this bug in 10.8.3...
Currently Being ModeratedOct 12, 2012 4:33 AM (in response to New Mexico Cowgirl)
The SMC/PRAM/Whatever reset is useless advice. If I restart the computer the camera works fine for a bit (2012 MBA 11") and will then fail again after a bit. I now have a new issue where I get the spinning beach ball of death when trying to use the camera. Gotta love it!