Built in iSight in MacBook isn't recognized by any programme

I own a MacBook with a built-in iSight, which isn't recognized neither by PhotoBooth nor by iChat nor by iMovie. PhotoBoth tells me it cannot open because no camera is attached or the camera is in use by another application, the other apps simply don't recognize it.
Well, there is no other application running, only one at a time. But the camera isn't shown at the USB:high-speed bus section in the SystemProfiler neither.
I have already tried to contact the hotline, which didn't help but rather worsened the problem - afterwards I wasn't able to even start the computer, thanks to their help. However, this got resolved later - just vanished, luckily. Well, but I will not call the hotline anymore. The problem with the camea persisted, remained the same.
As I'm living in Austria (Europe), I'm not able to visit an AppleStore. So I hope one of you will be able to help me.
Thank you,
Daniel T.

Well, you were right: it didn't. I had some hope for it helped others, see:
http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=674970&tstart=0
Anyway, I will try to reset the PRAM and the PMU once more and if that won't help, I will send my MacBook to the service.
Thank you for your help.
Daniel T.

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