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  • 45. Re: Built in iSight not working?
    stevenXcross Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I did just abpout everything mentioned here for weeks, but had an erratic camera on ALL apps, mostly dead and unrecognized. I suspected a hardware problem.  After an upgrade to Lion, the problem persisted.  I went back and did a clean install after erasing the disk, then migrated my info back from TIme Machine BU disk (TM does not backup third party software). Everything worked great.  I reinstalled my 3rd party apps on at a time (only the ones I really needed) from a separate backup. All is perfect now, as well as a few other complaints corrected. Not sure where the problem lay, but there was obviously a conflict with all the BS apps one can accumulate over the years.\ 

  • 46. Re: Built in iSight not working?
    MrRJGoodfellow Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Bmph....just got a new imac second hand and the camera keeps on stopping.  Have tried all the suggestions.  But alas to no avail.  Silly thing.

  • 47. Re: Built in iSight not working?
    EZ Jim Level 7 Level 7 (21,390 points)

    MrRJGoodfellow wrote: ... Have tried all the suggestions.  But alas to no avail.  Silly thing.

     

    Then use the remaining suggestion from http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2090:

     

    "... contact Apple or an Apple-Authorized Service Provider for service."

     

    If you do not have access to a local AASP, use the Apple Support option you prefer.

     

    Unless you have a current backup, make one before having your Mac serviced.

     

     

     

    Message was edited by: EZ Jim

     

     

    Mac OSX 10.7.3

  • 48. Re: Built in iSight not working?
    manukyan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Having the same issue on a 2009 iMaco. Camera was working prior to Mountain Lion. Apple please fix it ASAP.

  • 49. Re: Built in iSight not working?
    EZ Jim Level 7 Level 7 (21,390 points)

    manukyan wrote: ... Apple please fix it ASAP.

     

    Welcome to Apple Discussions, manukyan!

     

    (1) Those of us who post here are users like you trying to help each other or find answers from other users.

     

    As a new user, please understand that you are NOT directly addressing Apple here.  For more info about Apple discussions, start here: http://discussions.apple.com/static/apple/tutorial/etiquette.html

     

    To send suggestions or comments directly to Apple, use the http://www.apple.com/feedback/ link or the link most applicable to the specific product you want to discuss such as http://www.apple.com/feedback/imac.html

     

    You are not likely to get a direct response, but you can be certain that the responsible Apple people will see your input for consideration in future product development.

     

    (2) To actually discuss your feedback for more immediate action, if you bought your Mac locally, your retailer should be able to help you resolve your problem.  Otherwise, you can use Apple Support: http://www.apple.com/support/contact/ or

    Apple's "Contact Us" alternatives: http://www.apple.com/contact/

     

     

    Message was edited by: EZ Jim

     

     

    Mac OSX 10.8.2

  • 50. Re: Built in iSight not working?
    Babatundefromlagos Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello Ralph,

            I have a Macbook Air , I have been using it for couple of months , but it was a gift to me and i have registered everything on my name ,i only noticed the camera has stopped working and everything attached to the camera isnt working , the skype , Facetime and my yahoo messenger webcam would not work i cant even click on the webcam icon on my yahoo messenger so i noticed the camera is not working , what can i do about this ? because i am in Nigeria now and theres no Apple store here, but when i was having any problem with my mac ,when in the U.K  i always shedule a call and they call , but they can't call me now that i am in Nigeria

         Thank you .

  • 51. Re: Built in iSight not working?
    Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (67,515 points)

    HI,

     

     

    I would try a PRAM reset.

    Shut down the computer.

    Restart it holding down Apple/CMD ( or ⌘)+ALT( ⌥)+P+R Keys until you have heard three Start Up Bongs.


    Keyboard PRAM-2.png

     

     

    Sigcopy2.png
    10:03 PM      Wednesday; November 28, 2012


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

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.2)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),
     Couple of iPhones and an iPad

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

  • 52. Re: Built in iSight not working?
    Babatundefromlagos Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello Ralph , i just tried doing that , and i didnt heard any sound , is that the British method, My Macbook Air is from United States.

  • 53. Re: Built in iSight not working?
    JPDERM Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Dear Ralph,

     

    I need to ask you a question about how you accomplished your beautiful signature block, but I don't know how to initiate a new question.  I'm very sorry for putting this question, or launching a new question in an inappropriate section.  How do I do this, or contact you?

     

    Joe B

    Lexington, KY

    USA

  • 54. Re: Built in iSight not working?
    Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (67,515 points)

    Hi,

     

    A PRAM reset is universal.

    It should get the Start up Bong(s).

    You need to hold the keys almost before the Screen lights up to say the computer is starting.

    It is also all four keys at the same time.

     

     

    Sigcopy2.png
    9:16 PM      Thursday; November 29, 2012


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

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.2)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),
     Couple of iPhones and an iPad

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

  • 55. Re: Built in iSight not working?
    Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (67,515 points)

    Hi,

     

    The Sig pic.

     

    I have a graphics pad and "wrote" my signature direct into Photoshop Elements 6.

     

    If Scanning a sig then remove the "background" colour so that it will be transparent.

    (Do not forget to to do the holes in letters like P or D and A plus the lower case ones)

     

    Then it was using Effects such as WOW Neon and Drop Shadows to get to the Pic you see.

    Layers were Merged and then Saved as a .png

    I may have coloured the Sig to start with before doing the WOW Neon to get it that dark.

     

     

    Sigcopy2.png
    9:40 PM      Thursday; November 29, 2012


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

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.2)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),
     Couple of iPhones and an iPad

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

  • 56. Re: Built in iSight not working?
    Babatundefromlagos Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello  Ralph,

            Thank you for the update, I'm about to the PRAM reset, i hope doing this  would not make me lose any files or document on my Macbook Air ???

     

    Please advice .

     

    Thank you.

     

    Babatunde.

  • 57. Re: Built in iSight not working?
    Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (67,515 points)

    The Text Block  beneath the pic is some HTML coded text that I have in TextExpander.

     

    TextExpander is a System Preferences Add-on  that when enabled types longer phrases after you type a shortcut.

     

    To be clear  The whole HTML insert.

     

    <img alt="Sigcopy2.png" class="jive-image" src="https://discussions.apple.com/servlet/JiveServlet/downloadImage/173650/Sigcopy2. png" /><br>

    %1I:%M %p      %A; %B %e, %Y<br>

    <p><br ><span style="color: green; font-family: Apple Casual; font-size: 8pt;"><em>Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"</em></span></p>

    <p> </p>

    <p><span style="font-size: 8pt; color: gray;">

    &#63743;  iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.2)</br>&#63743; G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8) <br />&#63743; MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8) <br />&#63743; Mac OS X (10.6.8),<br />

    &#63743; Couple of iPhones and an iPad<br /><br /> "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images." &#63743; No, Seriously</span> </span></p>

     

    Apple have blocked the way I was adding the pic (it used to be a straight HTML location thing)

    I changed it to what shows here but that has also stopped working.  (you have to enter the pic fresh each time)

     

    The  "%1I:%M %p      %A; %B %e, %Y" bit is used by TextExpander to put in the Date and Time.

     

    This bit "<span style="color: green; font-family: Apple Casual; font-size: 8pt;">" colours the line Green and makes it smaller and uses a different Font (Most Mac users can see the Font - you have to have it to be able to see it)

     

    The next bit <span style="font-size: 8pt; color: gray;"> colours the following text Grey (or Gray)

     

    The <br> are line breaks.

     

    The "&#63743;" is the Unicode for the Apple icon symbol ()  The & plus # and the trailing ; are important.

    Some non Apple Browsers  do better using the Unicode items rather than relying on a Font Based icon (Lucida Grande has the Symbol for instance but not everyone has that Font)

     

     

     

    Sigcopy2.png
    10:08 PM      Thursday; November 29, 2012


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

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.2)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),
     Couple of iPhones and an iPad

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

     

    Message was edited by: Ralph Johns (UK)

  • 58. Re: Built in iSight not working?
    Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (67,515 points)

    HI,

     

    It resets some "Permanent" but Readable RAM info.

    Certain settings are stored in this way.

    The Master Volume of the computer for Instance.

    Various other bits of info set via System Preferences.

     

    Network Settings and Date and Time used to be held this way which need you to reset those in System Preferences but these have been moved out.

     

     

    Sigcopy2.png
    10:19 PM      Thursday; November 29, 2012


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

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.2)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),
     Couple of iPhones and an iPad

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

  • 59. Re: Built in iSight not working?
    Babatundefromlagos Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you Ralph ,

             I tried it ,but still didnt work, i pressed and held the 4 keys together after restarting it . but still not working .