(Built-in) iSight malfunction

Discussion in 'iMac' started by iDefCon5, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. iDefCon5 macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2012
    Hi, whenever I use Skype to video-call, my built in iSight glitches after a random amount of time, with the green light flashing once, then showing an extremely zoomed in, distorted picture with horizontal lines all over the frame. It only seems to appear when I video call however. Is this a camera problem? Or is Skype causing this?

    Thanks ahead!
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    What exact iMac with what exact Mac OS X version and Skype do you use?
  3. willsoriano macrumors member

    Mar 21, 2011
    my iMac does the isight flash thing from time to time, but it doesn't do the screwy video return. however, normally when its done it on my mbp it switches to a widescreen view. which testing it out by calling myself my mbp will go widescreen, the iMac won't ever. Both my macs are new and i wonder if the iMac has a worse camera than the MBP

    MacBook Pro8,2 - 2.2Ghz i7 - 8 GB RAM - AMD Raedon 6750M 512MB
    iMac12,2 - 3.4Ghz i7 - 16 GB RAM - AMD Radeon 6970M 2GB

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