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MacBook iSight problem

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My iSight is really annoying me. Whenever I open PhotoBooth, iMovie or iChat AV, it says that my iSight camera is in use by another application even though it is not! The weird thing is whenever it works fine in quicktime. WHat is going on here? I have tried reinstalling 10.4.10 twice to no avail.

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I'm having the same problem with the iSight in my macBook. It gives me the same error, then I reset the PMU and like magic it works again. Any ideas as to why this is happening?

 

Bryce

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After looking into this more in depth, I think the isight problem comes from the 10.4.10 update. Looking at the the system profiler application a software program called USB Prober was updated on the same day I updated to 10.4.10. Since the iSight camera is controlled via the USB controller, I think it has something to do with that update.

 

Does anyone know more about the application USB Prober or how to undo a system update without re-installing the whole OS?

 

Thanks,

Bryce

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I'm fairly confident that the iSight problem on our macbooks is coming from the 10.4.10 update. I recently screwed up my system pretty good and had no problems with the camera. Word of warning though: it's probably better to wait for Tiger to come out rather than try to roll back your system to 10.4.9

 

Bryce

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