Jun 05 2014

Camera Not Working on Mavericks

I had an issue after upgrading to Mavericks where Photo Booth, Facetime, and Skype could not detect my camera, and kept telling me there were no connected cameras.

I found a fix on the Apple discussion forum that works, and I will share for anyone else that might be affected:

  • Quit all open apps that may try to use the FaceTime camera
  • Open Terminal, found in the /Applications/Utilities directory in OS X
  • Enter the following command string exactly, then hit return:
  • sudo killall VDCAssistant
  • Enter the administrator password when requested, this is required to execute a command with superuser privileges as prefixed by sudo
  • Relaunch the app that was attempting to use the camera

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