Ralph Johns

iChat Information Pages

Version 4


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These iChat 4 pages are coloured Gray and have the iChat 4 icon on them that was in use at the time, so you know where you are. The icon differs little from the Version 3 version.


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2[3] 02 Drop Down. Nov 2008

This is the iChat 4 Connection Doctor's Window Drop Down with the Errors pane selected. It will be greyed out like this is there is no Error info and inaccessible.

The actual message will depend on how the Chat failed. Both the info here and the Message on the Chat window itself should be used together to establish the cause of the failure as much as possible.

On the whole the messages and error reports in iChat refer to the attempts to connect after the Visible Invite has been accepted. If the Buddy refuses, for instance, the Chat window will say they Declined but there will be no Error message in the Error log here.

If they Mute their Mic for longer than 10 secs in an Audio only chat then you will get the 10 Secs Error message and a Error log like the one in the Main Picture (i Cuased this by turning off my MacBook Pro's Airport Card). As such the 10 Sec error message is about a sudden cut in the receiving of a full data stream without the normal methods of ending a chat used.

From other messages and Error logs it can be inferred that ports are not open and similar Networking issues.

If there have been multiple chat failure while iChat is open the list becomes scroll-able.

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A Picture grab of the Error Log tab.

Will be greyed out an inaccessible if there are no messages.


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