Photo booth camera not working?
Right, so theres a problem that seems to be all over the internet, and on lots of mac user forums, even the Apple site has an article on it. If you’ve found this, you know the problem, but heres a recap;
- Photo Booth wont start the camera/iSight automatically, and doesn’t seem to respond.
- iChat and other programs that use the camera work fine.
- You’ve tried the CMD-OPT-P-R restart “thing” to clear your SMC.
Nothing seems to work right?
Well, one of my clients had the same problem today, and thanks to the genius way mac apps are distributed (ie: in one .app file), my solution was to simply grab Photo Booth from my macbook, and copy it onto his. Fixed the problem, see, simple is better 🙂
Now, where can you get a working copy of Photo Booth from without trawling the web, or looking for torrents, or reinstalling, or rolling back, well here of course 🙂
Download Photo Booth – compressed directly from my macbook which is running OS X 10.6.2.
If this fixes your problem, can you do me a small favor? Post a comment, and/or follow me on twitter 🙂
PS: Before anyone chirps up about copyright issues, having Apple hardware entitles you to use mac os, and as such, allows you to use Photo Booth, so I don’t see any issue in making the .app file available if it helps other users out there, with what seems to be a common problem that no one has fixed.