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by theojukes / December 11, 2012 1:12 AM PST

the webcam is used by another program
How do I fix that

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Would this be the built-in camera on an iMac
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / December 11, 2012 10:01 AM PST
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or MacBook or would it be a third party web cam attached to some other Mac?


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by theojukes / December 11, 2012 5:42 PM PST

It is the IceCam2 usb 2.0 on a PowerMac G4

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Did it come with any software?
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / December 11, 2012 8:54 PM PST
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If it did, then remove that software, reboot and see if you have the same problem

What version of OS X are you running?

Do you have any applications that start up when you log in or reboot?

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by theojukes / December 11, 2012 10:55 PM PST

I didn't need software.
I have no application open at startup.
I prammed my computer.
I restored the permissions
It is MacOs 10.4.11.
In quicktime I can't record. The light of the webcam is on, but he didn't record. A black window.

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Does the light come on all the time
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / December 12, 2012 7:12 AM PST
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or only when you try to do something related to video.

What do the makers of IceCam2 say about your problem?

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by theojukes / December 12, 2012 6:35 PM PST

I send a mail to MacAlly, the maker of the webcam, but they didn't answer till yet.
I am waiting.
The webcam is allright because I tried it on a another iMac and he works fine.

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