PowerPC :: How To Turn Off G5 (No ISight) Built In Display

Jan 28, 2010

I have an out-of-warranty 2005 iMac G5 running OS X 10.5 in my bedroom. The screen is very unreliable to the point where it stayed off all the time or gave weird colors and I had to purchase an external monitor (via mini-VGA). I have installed (successfully) spanning tools to allow both extended desktop (2 dual monitors) and mirrored display (2 monitors showing same thing).

However, after hooking up the external display, the iMac's bright display lights up my bedroom. I want to turn OFF my built-in display (i.e. no backlight) and have my external monitor act as my main display --- avoids having two displays eating electricity. Is this possible? (using any Terminal commands?) I don't want the computer to sleep, just to turn off the main display (even manually removing wires will work, if I can find a how-to guide on this!)

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PowerPC :: Powerbook Internal Display Won't Turn On With External Display

May 22, 2007

For the past few months i have been using an external display hooked up to my 12" powerbook g4. I have had it on a dual display mode so no mirroring. Recently i would open the laptop lid waking it from being in sleep mode and my internal display will not turn on. The apply system profiler does not even recognize that the internal display exists. My external display works fine and has always been set as the main display. If i go to detect displays nothign happens. I have tried restarting the computer, instering system disks, unplugging the external and nothing has worked. I simply cannot get my internal screen to fire back up. When i used to unplug my external display the internal display would switch back to being the main display and everything would be fine. Now i cannot get the internal display to function whatsoever. Please try and help me as a need this laptop working and i will be ordering a mac pro soon for use with my external display.

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Windows On Mac :: Built In ISight Not Recognized In XP.

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My MBP has the built in iSight, using Boot Camp the iSight worked fine in Windows XP, but now I'm running Fusion and I can't get iSight to work.

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Jan 8, 2010

The iSight just won't focus properly. If I hold my hand right up close to it it picks it up fine, but just a normal face shot it's so bright you can hardly make out the face?

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May 21, 2007

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Apr 1, 2008

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Mar 6, 2009

i leave for long periods at work. I have to step away from my computer. And to be honest I don't trust anybody in my office. Is there an app for like that iphone that I can use to connect to my laptop at work to monitor the isight and listen into the mic without the green light going off?I would love to know if such an app exists or if theres a possible way to do this w/o people know my laptop is in surveillance mode.

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Oct 5, 2009

guys my 24' cinema built-in isight not working with mac mini and os x 10.5.8...any idea?

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May 31, 2010

I've been looking around all afternoon and can't seem to find out how to get the built-in iSight on the new 15 inch April 2010 MacBook Pros to take pictures and record at 1280 by 1024.

I've seen numerous places link me to Mac Daddy World, but that test app is only yielding 640 by 480.

Many places have also recommended to use Quartz Composer, but my knowledge of the program is limited, and I was still only able to get a 640 by 480 stream.

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Mar 14, 2012

After years of using Sony hdr500 video cam, iMovie stopped recognizing it and then stopped recognizing the built in iSight cam as well. Now photo booth does not see it either. I have restarted the computer to reset SMC and that did not resolve the problem.

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Sep 11, 2010

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Feb 18, 2010

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Dec 8, 2008

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Well, recently when I get home at night some times it smells strongly of marijuana. Odd since I don't smoke it but my cousin does. He has access to my place and I say he can head over, even if i'm not home and chill, but under any circumstances no smoking. Well, I wanted to use the iSight cam w/ Photo Booth while I'm at the college to see if he indeed was getting high in my living room but before I tested it, I need to get rid of the green light on my Macbook: Getting Rid of The Green Light. Ok, so we're not really turning off the green light here. I looked for hours on how to do this and instead ran into a lot of advice, especially on MacRumors forums, to just white out or tape a small white square over the dot when the green light comes through.

Don't attempt the white out. It'll just go through. As for the white small square...it's completely obvious so don't try that either. Instead, do this:
1. Get a thin card, like a debit card and gently remove the white frame from your macbook. Attached to the back of the frame will be a bunch of these little gray rectangles that hold that frame to the outer part of the macbook. You'll have to take these off gently from the frame and pop them back onto their corresponding places within the Macbook. Easy enough.
2. Then what you do it get a sheet of white paper, cut a super small piece and fold it many times over. Not too thick or the frame won't click back in that area normally.
3. Place it snuggly where the green light turns on and even suggest getting a piece of tape just as small to hold it in place.
4. Turn on Photo booth just to test out if the light goes through. It may but really test it by placing the frame over it, and then seeing if the light goes through.
5. If it doesn't great. Place the frame back on and you're set!

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OS X :: IMac G5 17" ISight - Monitor Won't Turn On?

Jul 10, 2009

iMac G5 17" iSight

My monitor has turned off and will not come back on. Clicking noises and a slow operating speed occurred a few days ago. I have tried this SMU Reset Process below:

from [URL]

1. Turn off the computer by choosing Shut Down from the Apple menu, or by holding the power button until the computer turns off.

2. Unplug all cables from the computer, including the power cord.

3. Wait 10 seconds.

4. Plug in the power cord while simultaneously pressing and holding the power button on the back of the computer.

5. Let go of the power button.

6. Press the power button once more to start up your iMac.

Upon completing step 6, the computer turns on only to feature the fans spinning at maximum speed and still no monitor display.

Is this a Logic Board issue? The iMac was purchased for $1700 in 2006. Would repair costs be so high that just buying a new iMac would be the better way to go?

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OS X :: ISight Light Won't Turn Off And IMac Freezes At Shut Down?

Jan 7, 2011

tonight I started having trouble with my intel iMac (running OSX 10.4.11). I'm having issues with two things (bolded for those skimming):

Out of seemingly nowhere, my iSight light turned on and now wont turn off. The only program I had open at the time was Firefox. When I try to open up PhotoBooth it says this:

There's nothing listed under USB High-Speed Bus in the system profiler either.

I've tried logging out of my user account, restarting, shutting down, unplugging and holding the back button for 5 seconds ...none of that worked. I tried resetting my Mac's PRAM and NVRAM. That didn't work either, and that's where a second problem appeared: when I try to shut my computer off, it freezes. I have to shut it off by holding the back button.

Is repairing the permissions and/or disk worth a shot? Or should I just take it straight into the Apple store? I hope it's not a hardware issue because I just recently had a new hard-drive installed after it broke down on December 15.

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Apr 17, 2012

I was using it like any other day and it just turned off. Now it wont turn back on even with switching outlets!

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Mac Mini :: Use ISight Or Another Webcam With Cinema Display

Aug 23, 2010

I have a mac mini core solo and also have a 20inch cinema display (the one with no camera) and I want to add a webcam onto it. Now do I have to use the apple iSight or can I use any old webcam to go with it?

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PowerPC :: Disconnecting Built In CRT?

Nov 17, 2007

First of all here are are the Specs on it
Blueberry Colored
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MAC OS 9.1
10/100 NIC
56K Modem
4 X Slot load DVD-ROM Drive
two USB Ports
USB Keyboard/Hockey Puck mouse (Which I hate luckily any USB Mouse will work)
External VGA Port

It was given to me because the built in CRT came on purple every other start up Now it will not come on at all even though I can still hear the loud noise from the Degauss cable and the Power Supply and I feel the tube still throwing off alot of heat like a CRT does. I can get a picture on an external monitor as a mirror but not as a main monitor. So three questions is it safe to use this way with an external monitor and the built in CRT still attached? and how would I go about disconnecting the Built in CRT?, is there any way to fix this? Currently the HDD is blank as thats the way it was given to me but I was also given the restore DVD of OSX 10.4 from another Mac.

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PowerPC :: Use Powerbook With Built In Mic As An External Mic?

Jan 31, 2007

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PowerPC :: Unable To Turn Off/turn On IBook G4?

Jan 4, 2009

Had (used) iBook G4 several months now & thoroughly enjoy it, even tho' I live in the sticks where there's no hi-speed/wireless available; I connect to internet & power, which is fine.

This weekend I went to turn off my iBook & it wouldn't turn off. It's now permanently on, with opening info barely visible (like I need to click on F2 to brighten up, except nothing happens).

Currently using my "back up" computer, my iMac Grape, which is pretty much an antique by now.

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Oct 26, 2010

i received my new 27" ACD. This display is amazing! I use it on my Mac Pro 2008. No dead pixels, audio is working and iSight worked too. But after installing the "Software-Update for LED Cinema Display 1.0" my iSight is not working anymore!

Only black video window in iChat and FaceTime. And the green LED next to the iSight is off.

Seems that the iSight is not starting.

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MacBook Pro :: Retina Display Isight Camera Not Working - Graphics Freeze

Jul 4, 2012

I recently bought a base MBP-RD and can say that I am overall impressed with it, though I have found a couple issues already. One of them is related to the iSight camera which for some reason doesn't work. The camera appears in system profiler, but it shows as "camera not detected" when trying to launch application like iChat, Skype, FaceTime, etc. I already tried re-installing OSX Lion, and still not working.

I have also found some weird issue with graphics where it freezes a series of frames when going to Mission Control or App Expose.

I am returning this computer as there are other things I didn't like, but overall pretty impressive (no LED battery indicator, no Lock slot, no sleep light indicator...)

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PowerPC :: IMac G5 ISight Won't Start - How To Fix It

Feb 7, 2009

Have been searching all over for My 20" iSight G5 iMac won't start.

Already tried:Removing power cord Using other power cord Inserting power cord while holding down power button Holding power button for 6 secs+ Plugging cord to wall outlet Begging and praying to the mighty white apple.

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PowerPC :: Using IMac G5 With ISight Not Booting

Nov 4, 2009

I purchased the last generation iMac G5 when it came out a few years ago and I recently tried to sell it. I sent the item to the buyer and he said it would not start. The Apple logo or for that matter anything would not come up. He brought it to the Geek Squad at Best Buy and they said it was an issue that would most likely cost over $500 in repairs. I just got the computer back in the mail and all that happens when the power button is pressed is the white light on the front lower right hand corner comes on for a second, then the machine shuts down. You can also hear the machine begin to start for about two seconds, then it shuts down. Any ideas as to the problem and whether it is fixable without expensive repair costs?

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IMac :: Turn Off The Display When Using An External Display?

Nov 10, 2009

I'm interested in the new iMac but could not work with a glossy display. Can anyone share their experiences of using the iMac with an external display? In one respect it seems like a waste to have two monitors but the base model costs little more than the maxed out Mini and seems like the better option.

I would be interested in seeing photos of any setups featuring the iMac and an external display.

Also, is there a way to turn off the iMac display when using an external display?

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MacBook Air :: Turn Off Display When Using External Display?

Jun 19, 2012

While using Google Sketchup and several other prgrams concurrently my macbook air cpu heats up substantiall.  I like keeping the air "open" to allow for maximum heat disipation but of course this keeps the air screen on while I only want to use my external monitor.  Is the only way to turn of the air screen turning down the brightness and using the "Mirror Display" option or is there another setting which alows my to utilize only the external display while the screen is open on the air?

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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PowerPC :: Boot G5 Dual 2 GHz Using Built In Software Raid 0?

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Is it possible to boot a Powermac G5 Dual 2 GHz using the built in software Raid 0? I know that this can be set up using disk utility but wondered if it was possible to boot from the RAID set.

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PowerPC :: IMac G5 (iSight) Screen - Not Working

Dec 6, 2009

My mother's iMac G5 began this just two days ago. It turns on fine, but once is reaches the apple logo with the spinning wheel, the screen begins to exhibit what is shown in the pictures below. It first started when I opened an .AVI I received in an email from my uncle. When the file opened, the whole screen(within about 2 seconds) had discoloration and macro blocking spread from the center of the screen outward. After this I rebooted, tried again, and when I opened the file, it did the same thing. Now I can not even reach the log in screen. And after the screen has been in this state for a while, it may go blank and the fans run at full blast. I've opened the same file on a PowerMac G5 and a MacBook Pro with no problems.

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PowerPC :: IMac G5 (Non-iSight) Won't Start / System Freezing

Aug 18, 2009

A friend of mine has a G5 iMac that won't start. When you press the powerkey it tries to start, the power light glows, the screen goes grey and after a while the fans start whirring. Occasionally (twice in the past couple of days) it has started up, but it froze after a while. Other times the apple logo appears and the gear wheel starts turning but then it freezes.

I have tried booting from DVD, holding down the shift key and have taken the back off and pressed the wee button on the board.

Since my friend has the same model of iMac as me (they were bought at he same time and place) i tried the RAM that I took out of mine when I upgraded.

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