First try this: Restart:Press and hold the Command-Option-P-R keys until you hear the chime three times then let go of the keys.
I've reset a couple times
the software for isight isn't showing up either--it is as if there is no built in camera. photoboth says no camera detected
Please go to the Apple logo on the upper left of the screen, go to About This Mac, and tell me the System Version, the Processor and the Memory.
2.4 GHz intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
Is that 10.6.4? If not run Software Update after you do this: Go to Macintosh HD, then go to Applications folder inside that is another folder called Utilities inside that is an application called Disk Utility. Double click on that and when it opens you will see your hard drive on the left. Highlight your hard drive and click on Verify Disk on the right. If that is OK click on Repair Permissions. If Verify Disk is not OK try to Repair.
I've done all this, but nothing has changed.
Try this: Resetting the System Management Controller (SMC)Resetting the SMC on Mac portables with a battery you can remove
will this impact data on the computer?
ok. be back in a minute,
ok. I've done all of these steps.
Do you see the camera in System Profiler under USB?
it says: built in i-sight under USB high-speed Bus
it seems fixed! do you know how this problem happens?
it would great to know how to avoid it in the future
Don‘t know how it happened but now at least you know how to fix it.