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Mo Levy Calculating status...
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Jun 13, 2013 8:02 PM

Hi, when i send my buddies requests for a video chat, they get it but it never loads. When i recieve one my green light next to my isight camera goes on. this problem started happening about two weeks ago. HELP!!!

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  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,430 points)
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    Jun 13, 2013 11:19 PM (in response to Mo Levy)
  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,805 points)
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    Jun 16, 2013 12:53 PM (in response to Mo Levy)

    Hi Mo,


    It would help to know if you are using iChat (where this post has ended up) or Messages.

    Your specs and and Tags suggest you were not aiming to Post this in the iChat Community and that it might be related to your iMessage account (Hence Linc's response)


    Messages in Mountain Lion can do Video from Buddy list like iChat did (does) or it can invoke FaceTime if you are having a conversation using iMessages with someone.


    However you mention Buddies which would be AIM and Jabber contacts.


    First I would check the Mac's Firewall.  (System Preferences > Security and Privacy > Firewall tab)

    If ON  then go to the Options button and check it has "Alllow Signed Software" ticked and that Mesasges and IMAgent are in the list.  (if not Add Messages and the System should add iMAgent for you when you start the app.)


    If it is not the Mac's firewall it ios most likely the settings in the router you have.

    Some methods of opening Ports require that the computer stays at the same IP address.

    If the IP of the computer has changed then the router maybe opening the ports but listing a different IP address.



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