iSight freezes after a few seconds

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by tommybo, Aug 22, 2009.

  1. tommybo macrumors newbie

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    Okay so I am a total newbie to MAC's and made the plunge and got a MacBook Pro 15 inch with built in camera...

    I am trying to run Skype or iChat and the video in preview mode freezes after it initially starts in both programs. I tried to reboot but the same result is happening...

    Anything anybody knows of to help?
     
  2. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    Oct 9, 2008
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    1) Have you updated to 10.5.8?
    2) Try using Photo Booth, see if it encounters any lag/hanging when it accesses the iSight camera.
    3) Before using iChat/Skype for the first time, did you install any QuickTime plugins? Check in /Library/QuickTime and ~/Library/QuickTime if it exists for anything other than the AppleIntermediateCodec.component and AppleMPEG2Codec.component files. Anything else, pull out to the Desktop for the time being, restart the computer and re-test. If iChat and Skype behave as expected it was probably one or more of the extra plugins you removed.
     
  3. tommybo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    1. I just got the CPU and it came with 10.5.8.

    2. Launch photo booth...it works for about 4 seconds and then freezes. I close it and restart and it does not have any image and camera does not turn on.

    3. I dont even see a /Library/QuickTime folder. I havent installed any plugins, just updated the software when I got the CPU.
     

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