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If you do electrical tape, cut it with a three- (or one-) hole punch. Pretty little circle, looks original. Good for muffling the microphone, too.
Running disk utility and reinstalling the O/S are probably not the best first things to do.Except you can run disk utility (/Applications/Utilities) and select your Mac HD and click on repair permissions. That will work while you are logged on and started from your main startup volume. Permissions can get munged and doing this is usually quick, easy and a ...
As commented by @aglasser to fix the Cam not working simply: Open Terminal.app; and Run: sudo killall VDCAssistant In order to resolve another similar issue with the built-in Microphone: Open Terminal.app; and Run: sudo killall coreaudio
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