OS X Yosemite :: Lost All Built-in Camera Functioning
Dec 2, 2014
Since my last update in September or October (either to 10.9.5 or 10.10), I lost all built-in camera functioning.¬† This past weekend, I updated to 10.10.1 (what a complete nightmare - that's another discussion) and still have no camera functioning.
MacBook Air (11-inch Mid 2012), OS X Yosemite (10.10.1)
Every time I try to use my build in camera on my Macbook the green light that says its working comes on but the screen just shows up black. It just started working 2 days ago and Ive been using it on iChat but now when I try to use it it goes back to the black screen.
I know this may sound very elementary but there was no documentation with my Mac when I bought it new (except a thin flimsy pamphlet with very basic stuff in it) and the support menu comes up with nothing at all when I search for webcam, webcam or isight.†Where do I go to learn about how to use the built-in camera/webcam as a camera and also as a webcam?
On my desktop MacMini I have a Logitech USB webcam. As it is on a cable I wanted to use the Logitech with the MacBook. I plugged it in and it is recognised as an alternative by Skype, but not by Photo Booth or iMovie.
I want to use it with iMovie to make a short video of a maintenance procedure, but I can't find any preference setting that will discover the Logitech cam, let alone allow me to choose it.
can anyone tell me if the built in camera on the new imac is capable of capturing video? can this only be done in ichat? i figured out how to take pictures using photo booth but i figured there must be a way to use this camera as a webcam without video conferencing or chatting. any suggestions?
I have OSX 10.5.8. In the past, I was able to use PhotoBooth, but now when I open it, all options to take a photo are grayed out. The screen, where, I believe, previously I'd seen whatever was in the built-in camera's lens (generally whatever I put in front of the screen to photograph), I now see all black with a white camera icon crossed out. Skype works fine though. When I try to load iChat, it crashes unexpectedly. For clarification, I'm using the built-in cam and do not have external camera hooked up to it. I don't really care about iChat, which I never use, and am very, very glad that Skype, which I do use, is working.¬† However, I would very much like to get PhotoBooth working.
Info: MacBook (13-inch Early 2008), Mac OS X (10.5.8)
Entire email folders of mine seem to have lost all the content in them - all that remains is the heading detail on the individual emails.¬†
It happens without much consistency -Sometimes I will use the folder, move messages to it and they will be fine, as normal,Then later on I will discover that ALL of the messages in this folder will seemingly have lost their data and gone blank.It makes no difference whether viewing in the mac mail pane or opening the message up directly.It wont happen to all folders or all subfolders¬†
Is there a safe way of getting the messages back and preventing it happening any more?
I say 'safe' as reading through other similar threads years ago I saw suggestions about rebuilding mail boxes which others then mentioned that it completely wiped their entire mail boxes - the thought of that fills me with fear.¬†
Im running an 2.8 Ghz i5 27" Desktop on Yosemite 10.10.1 - but it has been happening since Mountain Lion at least - Ive had this issue a few times but it seemed to be very limited and isolated, but in the last 6 months Ive noticed it happening to entire folders and I cannot let my records just evaporate like this!