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Camera on Macbook shows black all the time

The camera on my macbook just stopped working. The green light is on like it's recording but the screen is black. Any suggestions?

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  • JOEY LOKO Feb 18, 2009

    MY MAC BOOK CAMERA DOESN'T WORK IT KEEP SAYIN NO CAMERA IS ATTACHED OR IN USE BY ANOTHER APPLICATION

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Ok. Shut your system down completely, then remove the battery. Hold the power down for 8 seconds and let go. Then insert your battery and start up your system normally.

This should remove the anomaly. It almost like a power surge is seizing your camera.

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