Ever since I upgraded my MacBook Pro from Leopard to Snow Leopard I have always had problems with Skype.

When I start a video chat, Skype tells me that my camera is not installed on the machine (even though it clearly is). After searching the internet I have found some 'solutions' but none of them work. After trying them, it makes my camera feed appear as a blank, green image.

How can I get Skype to function with the built in iSight with Snow Leopard properly?

is there any body else face this problem?

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    do you have the latest version of skype? – mike Dec 1 '09 at 16:19
  • Yes I have the last version. – Am1rr3zA Dec 1 '09 at 18:23
  • Does the camera work in other iSight-aware apps, like 'Photo Booth' or 'iChat'? – Peter McMahan Dec 3 '09 at 2:39
  • yes it's work there. – Am1rr3zA Dec 3 '09 at 11:03

Hey, check out this fix from the Skype Forums;

  1. Close Skype go to
  2. /Library/QuickTime/ DELETE this
  3. file: CamCamX5.component Open and
  4. login skype ;-)

Please give credit to our french brothers:

Credit to our our french brothers :0)

Click here to be taken to the original forum listing

  • I don't have such a file in my /Library/QuickTime – Am1rr3zA Dec 22 '09 at 15:13

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