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Mac mini does not recognize web cam.

I have tried installing web cams on the Mac mini ..it somehow does not recognize the web cams. Last one was a gear head Model WC 830I which apparently does not need any driver installation. This too the Mac is not recognzing.Have downloaded macam and tried to run the cam via this as well.No luck .
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Mac's have a set of built in drivers that list a group of brands they support with out additional drivers. I can't remember which ones but they tend to like logitech cameras a lot better. They like iSight camera's the best.

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