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URGENT MY ICHAT VIDEO CHAT IS NOT WORKING

I try to video chat but it wont work! this mac desktop has leopard. i'm using an AIM screen name with ichat.   This just started to happen with me and my Dad. 

  • He has an Intel iMac, and I've got an Intel-based Macbook Pro. 
  • We're both running Leopard 10.5.5 and iChat 4.0.5. 
  • We're connecting through Jabber with our gmail accounts. 
We've been chatting problem-free for months, and just this weekend, we started running into the problem mentioned above:
  • I initiate a video chat
  • My dad responds and iChat indicates that it's starting the video chat session
  • My dad gets the "There was a communication error..." message first, and then I get it about 20 seconds later.
I read this post on MacYourself that if you're running virtualization software, it might be internet sharing being turned on. I run virtualization software (VMware Fusion) but my internet sharing is off. My dad doesn't run virtualization software. 
Any advise on how to solve this problem appreciated.

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Mate you are a legend!!!
Diabling the device (internal iSight) worked. Thank you so so much. Really good advice and to the point.
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If you are using VMware Fusion at the same time that you get the problem then it is Fusion. Check by shutting down Fusion then trying the iChat. If it works fine then it's definitely Fusion that is interrupting it.

With internet sharing off as you describe the next thing is to make sure that it is also not sharing the iSight itself. When fusion is running but not windows itself, check the configuration of your windows bootable in Fusion. (You'll have to excuss me a bit as I havn't used Fusion for a bit since switching over to Parallels) Check to see if the iSight is listed among the USB devices.

If it's not there load up windows and check which devices are connected there from the main Fusion Menu or the little icons on the Fusion Status bar. If it's not, double check by right clicking on MyComputer and choosing properties then go to Device Manager and then looking in there for any USB camera devices. If it is, right click and disable it.

See if any of that helps.

All the best
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Posted on Dec 16, 2008

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OK SO WHAT I DO NOW I JUST FOUND AN EASY WAY TO FIX IT... YOU CAN SIGN OUT AND SIGN BACK IN AND AS SOON AS YOU SIGN IN THE PERSON MUST SEND YOU A VIDEO CHAT INVITATION (AS SOON AS YOU SIGN IN OR IT WONT WORK) AND ACCEPT AND IT WILL WORK...SAME THING CAN HAPPEN IF YOU WNAT TO INVITE THEM THEY SIGN OUT AND SIGN BACK IN AND AS SOON AS THEY SIGN IN YOU SEND THEM A VIDEO CHAT INVITATION AND IT WILL WORK...ITS MY NEW SECRET BECAUSE THEIR IS S PROBLEM WITH VIDEOCHAT ON ICHAT WITH USERS WHO HAVE WINDOWS

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