Weird iSight + Quad problem...

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

  1. macjakob macrumors newbie

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    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?

    Jakob
     
  2. CamH macrumors member

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    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

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

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    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

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

    Chris
     

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