3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 26, 2010 3:26 PM by EZ Jim
Bahareh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
My MacBook Pro webcam does not work with yahoo messenger version 3.0.1 beta for mac. What shall I do?
I once uninstall it and again install the messenger, but it does not help.Also I know my webcam does work. I test it with BTV Pro video display. I read yahoo help and could not find anything that helps.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • EZ Jim Level 7 Level 7 (21,780 points)
    Bahareh wrote:
    My MacBook Pro webcam does not work with yahoo messenger version 3.0.1 beta for mac. What shall I do?
    I once uninstall it and again install the messenger, but it does not help.Also I know my webcam does work. I test it with BTV Pro video display. I read yahoo help and could not find anything that helps.


    Welcome to Discussions, Bahareh

    If you have tried all relevant troubleshooting suggested in http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2090
    and your ONLY iSight problem in any user account is YM for Mac (YMM), the best help should come from Yahoo:

    http://tinyurl.com/25e3cqs

    To avoid conflicts that can cause problems like yours, I use few third-party add-ons on my system. Even so, I have had so much problem with YMM over the years that I have quit installing YMM - even to test it. From what I have seen posted, the new versions are better with Mac, but YMM still seems to work for some users while causing lots of trouble and wasted time for others who unsuccessfully try to make it work with their systems.

    If you MUST use YMM after unsuccessfully searching YM Help, you may find better suggestions by using the "Contact Yahoo!" link there or by searching or posting in the dedicated Yahoo! "Answers" forums like the results found by this search:

    http://tinyurl.com/28tc2fv

    If you do not get the help you need here, and if you cannot find another way to get YMM working, switch to a different chat app like iChat, Skype, or one of the web-based sites like mebeam or tokbox.





    Mac Pro Quad Core (Early 2009) 2.93Ghz Mac OS X (10.6.5); MacBook Pro (13 inch, Mid 2009) 2.26GHz (10.6.5)
    LED Cinema Display; G4 PowerBook 1.67GHz (10.4.11); iBookSE 366MHz (10.3.9); External iSight; iPod4touch4.2.1
  • Bahareh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi Ez jim
    Thank you for your help.
    There is a funny thing about this problem.
    I went to yahoo messenger preferences / webcam and change the broadcast with small image then
    webcam starts to work then again changed it to broadcast with large image and it still works.
    The problem is that every time I want to work with YM webcam I have to change the setting once!!!!!!!!!
  • EZ Jim Level 7 Level 7 (21,780 points)
    Bahareh wrote:
    Hi Ez jim
    Thank you for your help.
    There is a funny thing about this problem.
    I went to yahoo messenger preferences / webcam and change the broadcast with small image then
    webcam starts to work then again changed it to broadcast with large image and it still works.
    The problem is that every time I want to work with YM webcam I have to change the setting once!!!!!!!!!


    You're welcome, Bahareh

    And thanks for telling us what works for you with YMM.

    I am pleased that you have found a way to make it work for you.





    Mac Pro Quad Core (Early 2009) 2.93Ghz Mac OS X (10.6.5); MacBook Pro (13 inch, Mid 2009) 2.26GHz (10.6.5)
    LED Cinema Display; G4 PowerBook 1.67GHz (10.4.11); iBookSE 366MHz (10.3.9); External iSight; iPod4touch4.2.1