Webcam problem

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ladyhrvy, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. ladyhrvy macrumors member

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    Previously working webcam in Yahoo Messenger has decided to balk - does not display to me and only very faintly to the other party. Any ideas, anybody?? Thanks heaps
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    What sort of machine do you have? What sort of webcam? Can we assume it's a built-in iSight on one of the new MacBook or MacBook Pros? :)
     
  3. ladyhrvy thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes - built-in iSight on a new MacBook.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Well, have you tried restarting? Maybe create a new user account in System Preferences and see if the problem continues there. That'll help determine whether it's a problem with something in your Home folder or not. :)
     
  5. joseph_68 macrumors member

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    If nothing else works, reset the SMC "System Management Controller". However, if this issue is only occurring in one program, but the iSight works in others - I'd reinstall the application causing the problem. It your iSight is failing in all programs, try this: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=303319

    I did this for the dreaded iSight cam "green screen issue" and it worked like a charm.
     

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