Weird iSight + Quad problem...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by macjakob, Feb 26, 2006.

  1. macjakob macrumors newbie

    Feb 16, 2006
    I just got my brand new Quad and connected my old iSight to it. I connected it to the firewire port in the back of the G5. It was really laggy and the image shifted from dark to lighter, dark to lighter. So i disconnected it, and plugged it in to the firewire port in the front - works perfectly! :confused:

    Hmm.. i thought, maybe it's something with the firewire port? I tried connecting my 3rd gen. 40GB iPod (firewire), to the back firewire port and tried to transfer some files. Files transfer at normal speeds, both read/write. That's kinda weird, isn't?

    So is it the iSight that's the problem?

  2. CamH macrumors member

    Jan 11, 2004
    Have you tried putting the iSight back in that port? Maybe it was just some dirt on the connector or something.
  3. macjakob thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 16, 2006
    Yup, still same problem. But there are no problems with iPods/external harddrives (front or back firewire port).
  4. briangig macrumors regular

    May 16, 2005
    Any damage on the firewire cable for the isight? Maybe a shielding issue. Or maybe a grounding issue, Are the ports on the back directly connected to the motherboard?
  5. imac abuser macrumors 6502a

    imac abuser

    Mar 1, 2004
    Yeah that is wierd did you call, Apple? If so what did they say?


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