At some point this year I noticed that my camera was not working. (Skype, Google, Facetime)

I tried this https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT2090

But under devices for Camera it says no devices found.

Mac OS 10.10.4

  • You mean in the About this Mac it does not show it ? FaceTime HD Camera (Built-in):
    – Ruskes
    Commented Aug 1, 2015 at 16:48
  • Probably it's broken or internally disconnected.
    – mspasov
    Commented Aug 1, 2015 at 18:09
  • @Buscar웃 yes this is correct, it does not show any hardware. It is a 2012 Macbook Pro 13" Commented Aug 1, 2015 at 21:17
  • Open system profiler/system information form the utilities folder (in the applications folder). Under hardware there should be a category "camera". Does it show you anything there? Commented Aug 1, 2015 at 22:35
  • Hi Kevin, it shows no camera right now. Commented Aug 3, 2015 at 15:00

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It might be some VDCAssistant programs using it.

Try this ,Open a terminal window and type the command below.

sudo killall VDCAssistant

This will kill all other programs and you will be able to use your camera again.

  • 1
    Just run the command and it works in Skype again :). Thanks.
    – Tien Do
    Commented Dec 6, 2016 at 3:05

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