Macbook beeps when I switch on the isight camera in imovie.

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  1. amycishere macrumors 6502

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    WTF. Is this normal? How do I turn this off, it sacred the **** out of me. lol.
     
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  3. amycishere thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No like it litterally made me jump. lol. I have a really bad startle reflex because of my Cerbral Palsy.
     
  4. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Well I just tested mine and it doesn't do anything apart from the light coming on. Have you got universal access stuff on (I'm not disabled so don't)? I imagine that's the reason.
     
  5. amycishere thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ...I never turned anything on. That's why I am wondering if this is normal.
     
  6. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Mine made a loud noise the first time I switched to the camera (odd....) in iMovie, the first time I used it, but then not again. :confused:

    And, yeah, it was freakishly loud.
     
  7. amycishere thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Mine has done it twice now. ...afraid to open again. lol.
     
  8. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Yikes - I'd mute it before switching.

    But, yeah, it's a pretty startling bug.
     
  9. amycishere thread starter macrumors 6502

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  10. inrsoul macrumors newbie

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    apparently i have the same issue in my mbp. tip: never turn it on during a lecture. :p like i just did.
     
  11. nazmac21 macrumors 6502a

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    This happened to me too, and ever since then, I am afraid to record on the MacBook's iSight.
     
  12. amycishere thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I reported it to apple and they said it wasn't normal at all and indicated a hardrive or memory problem and they are replacing it with a new one. They tried to fix it over the phone for over a hour. If I completely muted the computer, it still beeped insanely loud.
     
  13. L-U-R-C-H macrumors regular

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    Hey guys I have this same exact problem. It happens the first time I switch to camera mode in iMovie. If I restart and try it again, it doesn't reoccur. The computer needs to be turned off completely and then back on for the problem to reoccur. I called Apple and they tried to help me over the phone and decided I would need to send the computer to them for repair. Well guess what I did and got the computer back and they never fixed it! That made me pretty mad. If I take the computer into one of the Apple stores and show this problem to them, do you think they'll fix it? It's still under warranty so it shouldn't be a problem...
     
  14. WillJS macrumors 65816

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    Odd.. I remeber mine doing it the first time... but now it doesn't.
     
  15. L-U-R-C-H macrumors regular

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    Yeah I called and talked to tech support over the phone and they're sending me new restore disks. I tried restoring my computer to see if that fixed the problem and it didn't and they think that there may be a bug on my original restore disks. If this doesn't fix the problem, it has to be a hardware issue and in that case they'll probably replace the computer.
     
  16. amycishere thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sorry to bump this post but they sent me a replacement but it does the exact same loud beep. It has to be a software issue. I hope Apple can do something to fix this. It has to do with imput/output volume. 10.4.9 allowed me to raise to
    49% with no beep but anything above that causes the same beep.
     
  17. amycishere thread starter macrumors 6502

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    My apple specialist just called me back after speaking with the apple engineers. They are aware of this problem and working on an update as it is a software issue so replacing the computer will not fix the issue.
     
  18. nylock10 macrumors regular

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    I had this exact same problem, and after reinstalling Mac OS X it seemed to work. It hasn't beeped in a while but I'm still afraid to open the video thing in iMovie lol
     

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