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The video camera built in to my Mac laptop seems to have stopped working. When I bring up Photo Booth, for example, it just shows a video camera icon crossed out. Similarly for other applications. Is there any way to tell if it's physically broken or if it's some setting in System Preferences or something?

  • Have you rebooted? – Jeremy L Dec 2 '09 at 3:31
  • Yes, I should've mentioned that I tried that. Thanks. – dreeves Dec 2 '09 at 5:17
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I recommend trying the instructions mentioned on the Apple Support site first.

How to Troubleshoot iSight

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Do you have the AC Adapter connected?
If you do, here's a site that may help.
http://knoxious.com/783/apple-isight-camera-always-on-but-not-working/

  • The link is not working – wonea Nov 26 '12 at 9:56

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