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Yesterday I upgraded my MacBook from Leopard to Snow Leopard every thing seems fine but now it doesn't recognize the macbook pro (13")'s camera (iSight) How can I find the driver or I must do some thing else?

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1) Run Disk Utility --> Repair Permissions 2) Reboot your system, with the left shift key down. This will force the system to do a safe boot, and to rebuild your drivers cache and force a rescan of your hardware.

Safe Mode Documentation

If neither of those work, shut down, remove your battery & AC Cord, hold down the power button for approx. 5-7 seconds. Replace the battery, and plug in your AC. Boot up, and test again...

After all this, then maybe, it's time to Archive & Install... But first, check System Profiler to ensure that the iSight is visible under USB devices. If not, then it might be a hardware failure.

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I hope this work for me I must try , Tanx for your answer. – Am1rr3zA Oct 29 '09 at 10:06

Perform the following steps until it works:

  1. Back up all your important data
  2. Reboot
  3. Fix Permissions
  4. Reboot in safe mode
  5. Reinstall (Archive&Install or use TimeMachine Backup as starter)
  6. Reinstall (Clean install)
  7. Bring the Laptop in for service
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I want more easier way :P – Am1rr3zA Oct 28 '09 at 13:30
Have you tried fixing the permissions? If this does not help, only a complete reinstall might bring it back. – brandstaetter Oct 28 '09 at 13:43
Please try basic troubleshooting before you suggest and archive and install!!!! – Benjamin Schollnick Oct 28 '09 at 16:21
Please use less exclamation marks! :D – brandstaetter Oct 29 '09 at 7:18

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