Help.... built in isight on macbook

so a few days ago my built in isight was working just fine...NOW nothing, all i get when i try to ichat or go to photo booth is a blank black screen with the little camera icon with a line through it like its turned off. i think thats the problem, my isight got turned off and now i can not figure out how to get it back on for the darn life of me. please help....thank you!!

Welcome to Apple Discussions, aSoldiersPrincess
Try the suggestions in Apple's How to Troubleshoot iSight. The reset suggested there often corrects the problem you report.
EZ Jim
PowerBook 1.67 GHz w/Mac OS X (10.4.11) G5 DP 1.8 w/Mac OS X (10.5.2)  External iSight

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    Used Memory: 424.10 MB
    Inactive Memory: 163.09 MB
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    23 dynamic_pager root 0.00 168.00 KB 26.61 MB
    27 kextd root 0.00 980.00 KB 27.53 MB
    31 KernelEventAgent root 0.00 628.00 KB 27.18 MB
    32 mDNSResponder root 0.00 1.12 MB 28.38 MB
    33 netinfod root 0.00 564.00 KB 26.91 MB
    34 syslogd root 0.00 420.00 KB 26.63 MB
    36 configd root 0.00 2.20 MB 29.24 MB
    37 coreaudiod root 0.00 1.10 MB 28.64 MB
    38 diskarbitrationd root 0.00 1.04 MB 27.11 MB
    39 memberd root 0.00 652.00 KB 27.64 MB
    40 securityd root 0.00 2.20 MB 28.68 MB
    42 notifyd root 0.00 460.00 KB 27.19 MB
    43 distnoted root 0.00 816.00 KB 27.01 MB
    44 DirectoryService root 0.00 2.46 MB 29.46 MB
    45 blued root 0.00 2.12 MB 37.17 MB
    50 coreservicesd root 0.00 8.96 MB 39.99 MB
    54 update root 0.20 220.00 KB 26.59 MB
    63 WindowServer windowserv 3.60 19.36 MB 339.29 MB
    65 ATSServer frviana 0.00 6.23 MB 146.06 MB
    66 loginwindow frviana 0.00 7.42 MB 351.14 MB /System/Library/CoreServices/
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    87 crashreporterd root 0.00 204.00 KB 26.59 MB
    122 sh root 0.00 616.00 KB 27.06 MB
    123 OSXvnc-server root 0.00 3.04 MB 294.39 MB
    124 dyndnsd root 0.00 7.89 MB 109.98 MB
    128 translated root 0.00 248.00 KB 36.07 MB
    146 nfsiod root 0.00 184.00 KB 28.61 MB
    151 ntpd root 0.00 404.00 KB 27.07 MB
    162 rpc.lockd root 0.00 192.00 KB 26.65 MB
    170 automount root 0.00 1.11 MB 29.00 MB
    175 mds root 0.00 3.88 MB 42.33 MB
    180 automount root 0.00 1.07 MB 28.71 MB
    185 mdimport nobody 0.00 2.38 MB 38.59 MB
    189 httpd root 0.00 1.44 MB 28.15 MB
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    225 TextEdit frviana 0.00 7.61 MB 347.31 MB /Applications/
    226 AppleSpell frviana 0.00 1.90 MB 37.75 MB
    230 cupsd root 0.00 1.63 MB 27.85 MB
    232 Activity Monitor frviana 10.70 12.18 MB 435.16 MB /Applications/Utilities/Activity
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    My macbook had the same problem. It began after I installed bootcamp, which I have since updated to 1.1. Whenever I boot into windows xp and then back into Os X, the isight stops working. In photobooth I get a blank green screen with a few scribbling lines of static at the top, but in ichat I get the "in use by other application" error.
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