Attaching iSight to iMac

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  1. Balin64 macrumors 6502a

    Balin64

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    Hi There:

    I am really close to getting an iSight but i do NOT want to stick on to the back of my FP iMac!:mad:

    Has anyone had success mounting it on the iMac using the laptop mount? Is this possible? Many thanks in advance!:p
     
  2. noverflow macrumors regular

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    it is possible, but you need a piece of cardboard or something to make the lip thick enough for the laptop connector to hold on to.
     
  3. Balin64 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks!

    So, it is possible with a little ingenuity. Good! Maybe I can use cut-to-shape plexi glass pieces and attach them to the iSight holder. I just hate the idea of smearing epoxy (or whatever the adhesive is) to the back of my iMac). Thanks Again.:)
     
  4. noverflow macrumors regular

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    The adhesive is not permeant... it is a very strong gel that never leaves a mess behind... but is a huge pain to remove
     
  5. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    do keep in mind that the adhesive is provided because of the risk of the camera falling off and breaking-- so by using a jimmy-rigged laptop mount, it's in danger of doing just that. if it were me, and i'm a nazi about stuff stuck to Macs, i'd just glue it... as was said, the glue is non-permanant, so if you ever decide to take it off, you're OK.

    pnw
     
  6. noverflow macrumors regular

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    i should not say gel... it is a rubberish plastic... like the stuff they use to put inserts in magazines
     
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  8. Balin64 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks!

    I will probably go with the clips mentioned... although I trust you guys that the adhesive is removable without mess, I still prefer the clear plastic solution methinks... :)
     

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