Built-in iSight in Macbook Pro 4,1 not recognized.

Hi, just noticed iSight stopped working after trying Photo Booth days ago. I used before some months ago, so I cannot say for sure when stopped working. At first looking for in forums and Apple support pages, I tried reseting NVRAM and SMC controller twice and installed a clean OS in a different partition (Snow Leopard), but the problem occurs in Lion 10.7.2 as well.
At boot time, the Console log OS X trying to enumerate a bus but giving up later.
12/25/11 11:53:08.000 AM kernel: USBF:          0.612          [0xffffff800fe53c00] The IOUSBFamily is having trouble enumerating a USB device that has been plugged in.  It will keep retrying.  (Port 4 of Hub at 0xfd000000)
At boot time, the Console log OS X trying to enumerate a bus but giving up later.
12/25/11 11:53:08.000 AM kernel: USBF:          3.605          [0xffffff800fe53c00] The IOUSBFamily was not able to enumerate a device.
System Information/Profiler won't say there is an USB device recognized like sample bellow:
Previous I had this working as:
I suspect of a hardware problem but I am not sure if this is iSight component/part or logic board problem (maybe in USB controller). Have anyone seem this before and repaired or had a Mac serviced? I would like to try replacing iSight with a new part in after market before looking for replacing a logic board? Laptop is almost 4 years old so not valid Apple Care anymore. I can try getting both parts but cleared wanted try the iSight first as it costs about $30 plus shiping. Getting a new logic board is a way more expensive as I have to pay import duties to Brazil almost doubling the sale price. AASP probably charges $1800 to repair the laptop, mostly because of the expensive price to import a logic board.  Weigthing my options considering machine age and fix costs.
Also, I have no tried running Boot Camp (which I don't have installed) to see if get it to work somehow.
Thanks!

Hi,
A Possible.
There used to be a document on resetting the Firewire ports.
Basically this involves shutting down the computer for 15 minutes with all the firewire devices disconnected.
For Laptops the Power card should also be removed.
The process allows for the numbering process to discharge so that the current numbering is lost.
All devices then get renumbered when they are reconnected.
It has never been that clear as to whether this also works for USB ports.
However it may be worth a try and it does not cost anything.
8:59 PM      Thursday; December 29, 2011
Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"
  iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Lion 10.7.2)
 G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
 MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
 Mac OS X (10.6.8),
"Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

Similar Messages

  • Maximum FPS recording with built-in iSight on Macbook Pro

    Does anyone know if the built-in iSight on the Macbook Pro has a limit on the recording frames per second? I'm trying to make record some clips using iMovie, but it only records at 15 fps. I tried Quicktime Broadcaster with settings at 29.97 fps, but only got slightly better (17 fps). Do I NEED QuickTime Pro in order to record at 30 fps (29.97) or is this a hardware limitation?
    Thanks in advance!
    J

    Welcome to Apple Discussions, itjaslee
    Until you hear from some MacBook users, here are two things you can try:(0) Best video quality requires much more light that what I (and most others) consider normal room light. Try using much brighter lighting.
    As explained in this Apple kBase article, iSight switches to 15 frames-per-second to improve picture quality in what it considers "low-light conditions."
    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=93235
    This Apple kBase article gives you some more particulars about best types of lighting, etc.:
    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=93273
    Both were written for the external iSight, but the same tips may help you.
    (1) Best video quality requires lots of disk space and processor power. Your MacBook Pro has a very powerful processor, but any processor can be overloaded by the user.
    Almost all external drives will be slower than your Mac's internal drive. Record direct to your internal (startup) drive. If your internal drive has less than 10 GB available, free up some space. OS X slows down when your drive gets too full.
    If you have more than one applications running when you notice your problem, restart you Mac, launch only the application you are using to record, and check your frame rate again.If you need to post back for other suggestions, you might confirm that:
    (a) your 15 fps is the actual recording speed versus the playback speed on your Mac.
    (b) you have set the QT Broadcaster settings to 30 fps. To change the QTB frame rate, click the "Video" tab and check the box for "Enable Video Stream." Then set the frame rate and disable the video stream to make your recording.
    (c) you have set iMovie HD's default frame rate per this help instruction:
    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=iMovie/HD/en/im172.html
    Jim
    G4 PB 1.67 GHz   Mac OS X (10.4.9)    G5 DP 1.8  External iSight

  • Wide angle lens for Built-In iSight? (MacBook Pro)

    Hi,
    I'm looking to use my MacBook Pro for a video conference, but the angle of the lens is so limited.
    Are there any lenses you can put over the built-in camera that allow for a wider angle?
    Right now, everyone has to sit one on top of another to be seen by the speaker. I would like to be able to create a little bit of a semi-circle so participants can see eachother while also seeing the speaker.
    Any help? Anyone heard of anything?
    I can imagine even a convex piece of plastic over the camera might do the trick. Don't know, but doesn't seem impossible. Even if there's mild distortion in the picture, the bigger view would be worth it.
    Not really looking for a fish-eye, but more a wide angle or something that gives a bit more of a panorama effect.
    Thanks.

    Hello andintroducing
    One disadvantage of the built-in iSight is its lack of any easy way to mount accessory lenses like those that can be used with an external iSight equipped with this Kaidan iSight Accessory Kit. This kit includes a threaded lens adapter ring that can be used to mount a 37-mm auxiliary wide-angle lens. The adapter ring can also be purchased separately.
    On occasions when you need a wider field of view than your built-in iSight offers, other than rigging some wide-angle auxiliary lens to your MBP, the best I can suggest is to consider a second webcam that has a wide-angle lens. I have tested with a MacBook user who was comparing video from his built-in iSight with a QuickCam® Fusion™. The external camera offered a much wider field of view, and the video quality was fine. If you consider this alternative, I suggest you take your MBP with you when you shop. Doing so will let you "try-before-you-buy" so you can be certain whether the webcam is wide enough for your needs.
    If you do not want to use a second camera, you can buy a wide-angle auxiliary lens for a camcorder and mount it in front of your built-in iSight.
    Depending on your ingenuity and skills, you might want to mount the auxiliary lens with some kind of hanging mount like bent wire that would hold the lens in front of your iSight. Another simple method would be some kind of adhesive like double-sided tape or TAC Adhesive Putty.
    Neither of these mounts would be very stable, esthetically pleasing, or permanent, but they could provide a quick, easy test to determine whether it would be worth the time and cost to develop a more elegant solution.
    If you do try some of these suggestions, please post back your results. Whether you find what works or what does not, your information will be helpful to those who have the same need.
    Cheers,
    Jim
      Mac OS X (10.4.9)    G5 DP 1.8  External iSight

  • Built-in iSight for MacBook Pro OS X 10.4.11 Not working

    This was working before, and all of a sudden it won't work! I can see it in the system profiler under USB, but in PhotoBooth it comes up as a green screen and in applications like Skype and iChat I just get a black screen (or once it showed that I did not have any video connected). All of my software is up to date, I have restarted a dozen times, I tried to take the battery out, but nothing works!
    Let me know if anyone can help!

    Hello MOVA
    Thanks for that new info.
    If you have not installed any new hardware since your Mac worked correctly, it is possible that your problem may be hardware related. However, here are a few other ideas that you can try before you take your Mac to an Apple Technician for service.
    To avoid possible conflicts while you do your testing, disconnect all unnecessary peripherals, restart your Mac, and make sure you do not have any running "Login Items" that might conflict with iSight apps.
    (1) It is worth trying another account. Use System Preferences to create a new account and test there. It will not take long and, if a new account corrects your problem, it is a much simpler remedy than some other possibilities.
    (2) It sounds like you have followed the suggestions in the Troubleshooting link for the reset. If you are not CERTAIN, repeat the process to be sure.
    (3) Some iNtel Mac laptop users have reported success after unplugging their Macs and leaving the battery out for half-an-hour to overnight. You might want to try disconnecting EVERYTHING, including both power and peripherals, for a few hours to see if it help you.
    (4) If someone might have removed the QuickTime file shown in MacOS X Hints article to purposely disable your built-in iSight, you will need to restore the file to its correct location in order for your built-in iSight (or any other USB camera) to work.
    (5) Apply the 10.4.11 Combo Updater. Use the following method:
    • Backup your Home Folder, or at very least, your important files.
    • Repair permissions. (Click here if you need help.)
    • Then download and apply the Mac OS X 10.4.11 Combo Update (Intel).
    • Finish with another Permissions Repair, and then check your iSight again.
    Users have reported fixes to a variety of audio, video, connectivity, and software conflicts and unreliability issues after properly applying Combo Updates.
    We will watch for your status update (and, hopefully, your notice of success.)
    EZ Jim
    PowerBook 1.67 GHz w/Mac OS X (10.4.11) G5 DP 1.8 w/Mac OS X (10.5.1)  External iSight

  • Macbook Pro Late 2008 not recognizing battery and not charging

    Hello
    i really need some help please
    i have a Macbook pro 15" Late 2008 running os x 10.7.4
    i will say briefly how did the problem begin and what is the problem
    it stopped charging for some reason the magsafe light was (and still is) dim green and at the battery icon it said not charging but after a couple of hours that it was turned off and connected i found out it is charging really slowly
    later on that week
    i was using an app called DSLR remote connected to my camera i left my macbook on the table outside connected via usb to my camera waited on it and came back
    when i came back my mac was out of battery
    i took it in hook it up to the magsafe nada nothing not charging dim light
    so what i did i knew my magsafe charger is ready to be changed so i bought a new one
    tried it same problem
    later on did an smc reset
    it did turn on biw the fans are really loud the battery icon (x) and it said no batteries available
    so i tried my old fastly drained battery it used to hold up about 1-2 hours then i bought another battery but that was in the past
    so i tried both batteries smc reseting with both same result
    the smcfancontrol app says fan speed 000 rpm and temoerature 0 C
    and one more thing when the mac is off and not connected to the magsafe i click on the battery indicator light on the left side i get a flashing light (battery empty needs to be charged) when i connect the magsafe it stops working even when its off and while its just connected
    so it is and SMC problem
    it has been like that for the past 4 weeks or so
    i really need some help
    and im from israel so no apple genius bars around =_= and i have a good technical knowledge
    Sincerely, Sari Hassoun

    its not about solving or not its about trying to
    i understand nobody wants to make any harm to my macbook
    thats reasonable
    anyway its a hardware faliure of some sort i'll need to check it my self but now im almost sure its not software because i've tried many things
    my other option is to run it off a battery
    the thing is my battery is out so when its attached the battey indicator lights do work (they are controled by the SMC) that might solve it too
    thanks for replying really
    its appreciated

  • Macbook Pro HD died/not recognized after latest Java & airport update..

    Hi,
    After the latest Java & airport updates, my mbp won't startup.
    The only thing i see after the chime is the questionmark folder.
    Holding the option button during restart to choose the bootdisk doesn't show the harddisk.
    I've resetted pram & smc and that also doesn't fix it.
    The mbp was connected to the charger and the battery almost full.
    Hope somebody can help me, have been searching but didn't found no answers.
    Did found somebody on the forum with a similair/the same problem
    12-4 by JerryN
    [quote]I'm having an even worse problem. After the update, my Macbook Pro won't start up at all. It makes the start up tones, but the screen stays black.
    Anyone else having this problem?[quote]
    have replied to him.. let's see if/hope he got a fix
    thanks in advance
    Message was edited by: KoenL

    Antonio, I'm going to try the instal disk tomorrow(it's almost 02:00 over here, and i'm at my girls house). If the harddisk is recognized, i will try the hardware check and see what's wrong.
    Firewire mode is still working, so maybe with a little luck i can access it from my PowerMac. Did this before on my old Powerbook 12inch, when it gave up working properly.
    Can you believe this.. Because i needed all the space of my external hd, i copied all my music to my mbp's hd tonight.. didn't expect this to happen.
    Before i went to my girls house i was thinking about putting it all back, but couldn't wait..
    I don't think apple is going to replace my hd on warranty, it's more than 2 years old.
    My mbp has served well and i'm waiting for the arrendale 15 mbp's, when they arrive i'll order one and will swap the harddisk for a ssd. Then i can put the hd in my santa rosa mbp.
    But if you think i can try asking apple for a replacement harddisk, i will try..

  • MacBook Pro Internal HDD Not Recognized

    My late 2012 MacBook Pro does not seem to want to recognize internal hard drives any longer. I have pulled the original startup disk and installed it in an external hard drive case and the mac will now boot from that. The brand new replacement hard drive that I purchased (thinking the original was bad) won't show in the computer either. The mac was working fine and then crashed and refused to reboot. Thoughts on the problem? Sadly I'm very far removed from any physical mac support.
    In the screen shot below you see /dev/disk0 which is the original drive connected externally and no mention of the new drive installed internally.

    The symptoms point to a faulty internal connection, usually the SATA cable.  Replace that and you should be back in operation.
    For a definitive assessment, make an appointment at an Apple store genius bar.  The evaluation will be FREE.
    Ciao.

  • MacBook Pro 2007 battery not recognized, not charging but working

    I recently bought a new battery for my MacBook Pro 2007. As said in the title, it seems to work alright, but it's not recognized by the computer (X in the battery icon), and I don't think it's charging.
    I tried to reset the SMC, no change. Unfortunately, I don't have any other computer to test my battery and my powercord on, to see if it's coming from either one of them. And I don't have an Apple Store around.
    Do you have any suggestions ?

    MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air: Battery not recognized after being fully drained

  • Macbook Pro (Early 2011) not recognizing Apple Magic Mouse

    OK, so I recently bought a MacBook Pro (Early 2011 Model) and I cant get my Magic Mouse to connect to the Bluetooth. This laptop is used, but I bought it from a Apple reseller and they told me that it was refurbished and that there should not be anything that is not working. Anyways, when I turn on my Apple Magic Mouse and go to Bluetooth or Mouse in the System Preferences, I don't see anything at all just the loading circle. It will not appear. I have tried doing the trick of holding Command+Option+P+R on startup like some people have suggested but that doesn't seem to change anything. I also brought it to the Apple store and the associate connected the mouse to one of the computers there, so I know that my mouse is working. Is there a way to tell if the Bluetooth in my laptop needs to be replaced? if so, can it be replaced easily without a big cost?

    Hi kbridea1,
    Welcome to Apple Support Communities.
    It sounds like your MacBook Pro isn’t recognizing your Magic Mouse but other devices are able to recognize it. The article linked below provides a lot of great troubleshooting suggestions that will resolve most issues like the one you’ve described.
    Troubleshooting wireless mouse and keyboard issues
    I hope this helps.
    -Jason

  • Macbook pro HELP! not recognizing external Hdd and freezing

    Hey guys, i need to know why my toshiba external drive works at times and shows up on my desktop and sometimes the external hard drive lights up but is undiscoverable and doesnt show on the desktop? I have also recently noticed that when i plug items into the usb port, the trackpad freezes up. Can you please tell me why it freezes? My macbook pro is only 6 months old is it supposed to be doing this?

    I'm not sure why your external drive will not mount, but your computer defintely should not have a 'frozen' trackpad when you plug in USB devices. Since your machine is relatively new, take it in to your nearest Apple Store or an AASP and have them run diagnostics on it.
    What you describe is not normal behavior.
    Good luck,
    Clinton

  • When I connect my Nikon 200 to my Macbook Pro it is not recognized.

    How do I transfer the images directly from the camera to my MacBook? What am I missing? I have a MacBook Pro 13-inch that I bought in June 2012.

    Open iPhoto. In the menu bar, go to iPhoto / Preferences / General.
    Make this selection:
    This way when you connect your camera, iPhoto will open. When iPhoto opens it will show the images on the camera. You can select what you want to add to your iPhoto Library. In other words, transfer them to your computer.

  • What to do if an external hard drive is recognized on one macbook pro but is NOT recognized on another?

    Attached a friend's external hard drive to my MacBook Pro and it wouldn't mount (Finder is set to show external disks), though I could clearly hear it functioning. However, if it's plugged into his Mac, it is recognized.
    Thanks in advance for any solutions and apologies in advance if this has been a topic before.

    Reset the SMC and NVRAM:
    http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201295
    http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204063

  • Everything has been updated and my Macbook Pro is still not recognizing my iphone 5s. HELP! I'm super frusterated.

    OS X 10.9.1 itunes 11.1 and a an iphone 5s. Nothing recongizes my iphone on computer. I have shut everything down and restarted it (comp and phone) and I can't set up my new device. I am SUPER frusterated and just want to put some music on my phone. I have been at this for 3 hours and all of the advice is the same...upgrade...or shut down and restart. I have done this all and nothing works. Are these just cliches from Apple?
    Has anyone else had this problem and if so were you able to fix it??
    THANK YOU!!

    The warranty entitles you to complimentary phone support for the first 90 days of ownership.
    If you bought the product in the U.S. directly from Apple (not from a reseller), you have 14 days from the date of delivery in which to exchange or return it for a refund. In other countries, the return policy may be different. If you bought from a reseller, its return policy applies.

  • My 15" Macbook Pro Retina is not recognizing my USB3.0 WD storage

    I have read through almost all the discussions on here on how to "fix" this problem, to no avail! I would like someone with experience with the same issue to give me a surefire way to fix this! My USB3.0 WD 1TB SE drive isn't recognized by my rMBP but I can see it in disk utility. I've tried a 10 second power button hold down, and the SMC reset, and I've tried changing the cables, and updated everything that can be updated! Please someone help! Much appreciated in advance!

    I figured out the issue! Since I used time machine to transfer all my previous setting from my 2010 MBP to the retina, all the previous programs that run NTFS moved too! Like Tuxera and Paragon etc... So I just removed all of them as a last hope, and it turns out they were the ones that interfered with the mounting of the HDD!
    I feel so stupid

  • Please can someone help,my in built camera on my Macbook Pro is not working what can i do to activate it back.

    Please can somone help my in built cameral on my MacBook Pro is not working, the green light does not show again and the camera is not working . what can i do to active it back.
    Semako

    Yuu can try to reactivate your iSight camera by opening up iMessage.. navigate to Preferences/Audio Video,and then click on Camera. IT shoudl be grayed-out if you only have one camera hooked up to your machine. If you have an external camera, then disconnect it from your machine. 

Maybe you are looking for

  • Open doc url question

    Hi, I have a requirement wherein I need to access some reports using the URL. I need to test the reports which open through a url as it needs to get embedded to the intranet. When I run the below url thorugh the browser I get the following error http

  • Constant expression required

    (Original thread http://forum.java.sun.com/thread.jsp?forum=31&thread=428634) Hello all, in the following class, if the comment is removed, the compiler complains that a constant expression is required. class Test { final static int A; final static i

  • Validation error message display

    I am creating a registration form with a bunch of required fields and validation messages which are associated with these fields. I have a state drop down, a province drop down and a region textfield, only one of them will be rendered depending on th

  • How to link the InDesign CS5 file to the XML file?

    We are putting together a product catalog. The following link will give you the template indesign file, the xml file and the pdf of the sample spreads. https://www.wetransfer.com/downloads/0465a99b6ce6b1fd44f12fc26547a38820130722220132/9a813c b215e9c

  • How to remove logical standby database configuration cleanly

    Hello, We are on RHL with 11.2.0.3 DB version. Due to various unknown reasons we would like to recreate logical standby database and for that purpose I would like to cleanly remove/uninstall/drop LOGICAL STANDBY DATABASE from the DATA GUARD configura