isight stops working when I plug in an external monitor

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by shellman, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. shellman macrumors newbie

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    my macbook pro's (Core 2 Duo) isight camera works fine until I plug in my external monitor.

    Case 1) If the camera is on when I plug in the monitor, the camera will keep working, but if I shut it down it won't fire back up (ichat, google plus hangout).

    Case 2) If the camera is off when I plug in the monitor, the camera will not start up at all.

    I have tested this repeatedly, I can use the camera repeatedly, but if I simply close a camera using app, plug in the monitor, and open the camera using app back up, the camera will not work.

    Only a reboot will fix the problem.

    I have tested this immediately after a reboot with only safari running, launching google plus's hangout. no other apps are running.

    Does anyone have any idea why this is happening, and what I can do to fix the camera other than rebooting?

    thanks,

    Sid
     
  2. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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  3. shellman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ASUS VE 278 - connected directly via DVI.

    I'll try with a different monitor later today when my bookkeeper leaves for the day. Thanks for the thought. And test via VGA connector also.
     

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