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I have a camera on my macbook pro and I need to know how to use it to skype

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The camera will turn on automatically when necessary. For example, in iChat, it will turn on automatically when you click the video camera icon next to someone's name in your buddy list, it will turn on automatically.

Likewise in Skype, simply click the video camera icon next to someone's name in your buddy list and it will initiate a video chat.

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a) May not be being seen by the computer. Check Apple Menu > About This Mac > More Info > USB and see if "built-in iSight" is listed in the USB Device Tree. If it is, then it may be being used by another application that uses a webcam, like Skype, iChat, or what have you. If it IS NOT detected:

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Resetting the SMC on Mac portables with a battery you can remove
Note: Learn about removing the battery on MacBook and MacBook Pro.

  1. Shut down the computer.
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Resetting the SMC on portables with a battery you should not remove on your own
Note: Portable computers that have a battery you should not remove on your own include MacBook Pro (Early 2009) and later, all models of MacBook Air, and MacBook (Late 2009).

  1. Shut down the computer.
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Resetting the SMC for Mac Pro, Intel-based iMac, Intel-based Mac mini, or Intel-based Xserve

  1. Shut down the computer.
  2. Unplug the computer's power cord.
  3. Wait fifteen seconds.
  4. Attach the computer's power cord.
  5. Wait five seconds, then press the power button to turn on the computer.
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Run the Macbook Pro Software Update v1.1 and the Macbook, Macbook Pro Keyboard Firmware update v 1.0 per this link:

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