My macbook pro camera does not work in facetime, photobooth, zoom, etc despite the green light being on.
What I've tried so far to solve it which hasn't worked:
- sudo killall VDCAssistant & AppleCameraAssistant command (returned "no matching processes were found")
- Rebooted macbook in safe mode (opened Facetime and it said "No Camera Available")
- Repaired disk using Disk Utility
- Reset the SMC
I have a feeling that it is a hardware failure. When I leave my laptop 1/3 the way open and tap the screen, the camera starts working properly (sometimes). However, when I then fully open it, the image freezes and returns back to a black screen.
My camera was working fine in January, however in February I updated from High Sierra to Mojave. But it was only until March I realised my camera no longer worked. Last week I updated from Mojave to Catalina, camera still doesn't work. I don't think updating my macbook was the reason but I just added this incase..
Is there anything to try short of hardware repair?