1 Reply Latest reply: Dec 9, 2012 4:47 AM by Mike Sombrio
Dancedancemonkey Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

the built in camera in my late 2008 macbook does not connect when I try to use ichat or Photo Booth. I've tried so many different trouble shooting options, but cannot find the solution.  Suggestions?

MacBook, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), isight
  • Mike Sombrio Level 6 Level 6 (13,460 points)

    Have you reset the SMC and pram?


    To reset the SMC

    Shut down the computer.

    Disconnect the MagSafe power adapter from the computer, if it's connected.

    Remove the battery.

    Press and hold the power button for 5 seconds.

    Release the power button.

    Reconnect the battery and MagSafe power adapter.

    Press the power button to turn on the computer.


    Resetting PRAM and NVRAM

    Shut down the computer.

    Locate the following keys on the keyboard: Command, Option, P, and R. You will need to hold these keys down simultaneously in step 4.

    Turn on the computer.

    Press and hold the Command-Option-P-R keys. You must press this key combination before the gray screen appears.

    Hold the keys down until the computer restarts and you hear the startup sound for the second time.

    Release the keys.