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Casual Adventurer

I have a Mac OX opperating system, and have never had any problems until with Skype until recently. However now, when I try to video chat, Skype won't recognize my camera, but the audio is fine and I can see the person I'm chatting with just fine too. My video camera is working with iChat and Photobooth. I tried uninstalling and re-installing older versions, still the video is not working. Please advise...

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Which MacOS version on which Apple hardware are you on? Are you on the latest Skype from www.skype.com/go/download

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Casual Adventurer

I'm using a MacBook Pro, with a Mac OX S Version 10.6.3 opperating system. I recently had to reinstall it after replacing a faulty HD ribbon, in case that has anything to do with it. I am positive I have the lastest version of Skype.

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Novel Tourist

I'm having the same problem!!! I just downloaded the new version of skype and now the video won't work! I'm on a MacBook Pro OS X 10.5.8. I used the video a couple of times since downloading the new skype, and then suddenly my video dropped out and it does not show a camera, nor under preferences does it recognize my built-in cam!! I need to make a video call tomorrow, please help ASAP! Or, how can I switch back to  my previous installation?!

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Casual Adventurer

I'm using a MacBook Pro, with a Mac OX S Version 10.6.3 opperating system. I recently had to reinstall it after replacing a faulty HD ribbon, in case that has anything to do with it. I am positive I have the lastest version of Skype. I've tried uninstalling, reinstalling, and everything I've read online so far. Nothing seems to work. Help!?

Casual Adventurer
I haven't found anything myself...Let's keep each other informed if anything works, ok? I'll keep working on it
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Casual Adventurer
If you really need to do a video chat, my camera is working with iChat. I don't know if you have an AIM account, which you need to use it, but it will work in a pinch until this Skype issue gets sorted. Just a suggestion...
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Novel Tourist

I am having exactly the same problem the last few days. Also around, but i believe before i downloaded new version. i am running on OS X 10.6.8 and also latest skype currently. don't know how to get old version back. video is actually working intermittently, but have had no ability to see my contacts video the last few hours. also didn't work for a few hours yesterday. we fiddled on both sides and thought we'd sussed it out, but it it seems to be jacked up again....help!!!!

 

Can you give more instruction on how to do this ichat/AIM alternative? my contact is not mac....and i am very new to this and not very tech savvy....

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Casual Adventurer

I'm not tech savvy at all. Please let me know if you find anything out on your end too. It's still a problem over here too. The iChat is an app that's built into your computer if you have  a Mac, and I think the other person needs to have one too, but I could be wrong. Either way, you sign in and/or create an account with AIM in order for it to work. You set that up by clicking on the icon either in your dock or applications file and once it starts running, you can just follow the prompts as given. Sorry this isn't more helpful. I'll let you know if I come across anything new/useful.

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Honorary Adventurer

aureliasmith wrote:

I'm not tech savvy at all. Please let me know if you find anything out on your end too. It's still a problem over here too. The iChat is an app that's built into your computer if you have  a Mac, and I think the other person needs to have one too, but I could be wrong. 


Correct, you both have to have Macs and iChat (or Messages as it's now called). Skype video from your side won't work once you've used either Facetime, Messages or Photobooth. You have to close them all, including Skype. Then, when you restart Skype, you should have your video back working.

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