FaceTime Camera won't turn on

Discussion in 'General macOS and Apps' started by Icecreamyx, Apr 26, 2017.

  1. Icecreamyx

    Icecreamyx New Member

    Apr 26, 2017
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    Hi everyone,

    Needing a little help/advise on what to do with my mac's camera. Whenever I need to use the camera on the mac, I have to do a sudo command over terminal to turn it on. This is regardless of what app needs to access the camera.

    I've used Google Hangouts, GoToMeeting, Webex, Zoom, Skype.. and yes, even FaceTime itself.

    Unit specs:
    - MB Pro 13-inch, Mid-2012
    - 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5
    - OS: Sierra 10.12.4

    Screenshot: https://www.evernote.com/shard/s436/sh/c6c7c4fa-513b-4aa5-887b-4643fb6e0b05/edf41ee6e745236d

    BTW, the sudo command I just found by researching for work-arounds. But, I hope not to do it every single call that I make or receive. :( It's really tiring.

    Command: sudo killall AppleCameraAssistant;sudo killall VDCAassistant

    Anyone who knows better, need your help.. please.. :(

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