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Attempted the Fix Photo Booth, Still Doesn't work.

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May 12, 2010 7:27 PM
Hi All.

I installed some custom filters to photo booth.
They didn't work and I went to the folder and deleted them.
Now there is no such folder.
I used Pacifist to try and install photo booth right off the OSX disc, after it finished, i tried opening it. Same thing.
Deleted it and did it again. Still Nothing.

Now what?
  • EZ Jim Level 7 Level 7 (21,255 points)
    aaronbruce wrote:
    Hi All.

    I installed some custom filters to photo booth.
    They didn't work and I went to the folder and deleted them.
    Now there is no such folder.
    I used Pacifist to try and install photo booth right off the OSX disc, after it finished, i tried opening it. Same thing.
    Deleted it and did it again. Still Nothing.


    Welcome to Discussions, aaronbruce



    Now what?


    Follow the third-party developer's instructions for how to uninstall the "custom filters" that do not work for you.

    If the problem continues, follow the developer's troubleshooting or support documentation suggestions. Some developers also offer a dedicated forum where you can search or post about your problem with their product.

    If nothing else you try corrects the problem, contact the developer directly and ask for help getting your system working again, whether with or without the third-party additions.

    EZ Jim



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  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,825 points)
    Hi,

    If you mean the Compositions folder is not in Hard Drive > System > Library then that will need to be reinstalled.

    iChat and Photo Booth should work without it though.

    Reinstalling any App from the Install disk will need you to Run the COMBO version of the latest Update you have already run to update the Reinstalled item to the OS level.


    9:01 PM Thursday; May 13, 2010

    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"
    G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)  MacBookPro 2Gb( 10.6.3) , Mac OS X (10.6.3), "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Really
  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,825 points)
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    May 15, 2010 12:44 PM (in response to aaronbruce)
    Hi,

    In this case when I said Reinstall I meant recreate with Contents (I.e the oiginal Apple Effects and Backdrops).

    Lets say your Install Disk is at 10.6 the base level of Snow Leopard.
    There have been 3 updates since then.
    Some apps get their Updates in the OS Updates and therefore reinstalling an App will have it at the 10.6 level when it needs to be at 10.6.3

    A Leopard computer can have one of several Install Disks, 10.5 for one and I think 10.5.6 was another.
    However both these are behind the latest update at 10.5.8

    A COMBO Update has all the updates from the the 10.x level to the required 10.x.x latest update.



    8:44 PM Saturday; May 15, 2010

    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"
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  • EZ Jim Level 7 Level 7 (21,255 points)
    aaronbruce wrote:
    Okay, cool.

    Can you post some detailed instructions on how to do this. (Step by Step)

    Thanks Man


    (1) Use your Mac's Disk Utility to repair permissions (how: http://tinyurl.com/277vhbt)

    (2) Download and install the latest Combo Update for the OS X version you use:

      For Leopard: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL866

      For Snow Leopard: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1017

      For earlier versions, search here: http://tinyurl.com/2awssaq

      (If you use Tiger (10.4) or earlier, be sure to follow the instructions
        on the download pages. In some pre-Leopard combo updates
        such as http://support.apple.com/kb/DL172 or http://support.apple.com/kb/DL170
        may require multiple update stages or different versions for different processors.
        If you are confused, tell us which Mac and Mac OS you use so we can help.)

    (3) IMMEDIATELY following the restart that complete the update, *repair permissions again*.

    EZ Jim



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  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,825 points)
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    May 17, 2010 11:25 AM (in response to aaronbruce)
    Like EZ Jim says.

    (Thanks EZ Jim)



    7:25 PM Monday; May 17, 2010

    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"
    G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)  MacBookPro 2Gb( 10.6.3) , Mac OS X (10.6.3), "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Really
  • EZ Jim Level 7 Level 7 (21,255 points)
    aaronbruce wrote:
    And once I complete this, my photo booth should work again?


    No guarantees, but it costs nothing to try, and you KNOW it doesn't work now.

    If it still does not work, we can offer additional suggestions that may be more complicated and time consuming. On my own system, I always try the simple (EZ) possible fix first.




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  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,825 points)
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    May 18, 2010 12:33 PM (in response to aaronbruce)
    Opps,

    I see we may have strayed sideways after this as I was discussing two things before this.

    1) "Pacifist" the Compositions Folder to get the Contents.

    2) As EZ Jim has said on the COMBO update.

    If this does not work delete the com.apple.PhotoBooth.plist from your Home Folder/Library/Preferences and restart Photo Booth if Open.



    8:33 PM Tuesday; May 18, 2010

    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"
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