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  1. #1

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    Mar 10, 2011
    eMac OS 10.4.11 1GB SDRAM
    macally icecam2 probs on 1GB eMac with old USB

    I'm trying to get my macally icecam2 to work on my on an eMac OS 10.4.11.

    The cam's power light comes on but I always get the message "camera is in use by other application.

    Is the problem that the icecam2 needs USB2, and my eMac has an older USB?

    Can I solve this by using a firewire adapter?

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    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    Your machine does not support the MacAlly IceCam2 as it's designed only for high speed ports and it specifically says it will not work on G4 PPC machines.

    Quote below:

    IceCam2 is designed for computers equipped with Hi-Speed USB 2.0 ports(480Mb/s). IceCam2 does not support G4 Powerbook, G4 desktop computer and iBook.

    And no, you can not convert USB to firewire.

    I suggest returning it for a refund and purchase a webcam that is compatible with your machine.

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Mar 10, 2011
    eMac OS 10.4.11 1GB SDRAM
    thanks very much, that's helpful, at least I know now.

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