Jul 31, '03 11:00:00AM • Contributed by: cfoster
I have been trying to track down why iChatAV is telling me that my iSight is "in use by another application", or not attached at all.
The problem seems to be interference from a wireless mouse I recently installed. The firewire cable that ships with the iSight is so thin that it can be easily interfered with. If I either shut off my wireless mouse (Logitech MX700) or use a regular firewire cable to attach the camera, it works fine. I have tried moving the wirless base station further away, but it still interferes.
Unfortunately, the only other firewire cables I have won't let me use the camera mount. I'll need to find a cable with a smaller head, but fully insulated body.
And if the topic of iSights interests you, and you own a Studio Display LCD, you may also want to check out these instructions for building an easily re-attachable, glue-free mount for your iSight, for $2 in parts from Home Depot.[robg adds: This is the first I've heard of interference with the iSight and wireless periperhals -- anyone else have a similar experience?]