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How to Fix MacBook Says no Camera Detected [copy link]

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“The webcam on my MacBook pro does not work. I bought the laptop new. i have never been able to use the webcam.” I am using a MacBook and trying to restart it.Unfortunately, I continue to receive no camera detected on MacBook pro errors. How to fix it?



When no camera available MacBook pro, try using other applications, such as iChat, PhotoBooth to check if the problem is application-specific and use another user account to test the built-in camera.


Reset PRAM

First make sure that the sound of the computer is turned on, and the computer is not set to mute.

Restart the computer. When you hear the sound of boom, press and hold the four keys simultaneously: command +option + p + r, press and hold until you hear 2 beeps and then release the keys.

When the PRAM of your MacBook is accidentally damaged, it may make your computer abnormal.

You can try this reset.




Reset SMC

First shut down your MacBook by going to the Apple Menu in the upper left corner of your screen and clicking on the Shut Down option.

Make sure your MacBook's power adapter is connected to your computer.

On your MacBook keyboard, hold down Shift + Control + Options simultaneously, then turn on the power to start your computer.

Then press and hold the power button down.

Keep all four buttons pressed down for ten seconds.

After the computer starts, check if you can use the camera on MacBook now.



Whether the app is restricted from using the camera

MacOS has actually provided very convenient controls so that users can decide which apps can use the MacBook front camera.

1.Visit the Apple menu and select "System Preferences",

2. Access the options panel of "Security and Privacy",

3. Select the "Privacy" tab, and then select "Camera" from the list on the left,

4. Check which apps have applied for camera permissions. If you need to block,cancel the selection before the app name,

5. Repeat the above steps to cancel or authorize the app to use the camera.



Update MacOS

In some cases, camera application on MacBook may crash if the operating system is old.It is also important to check that all programs and operating systems are updated to the latest version.


Facetime camera not working MacBook

Force exit with command,

Open a terminal command program and enter the following two commands (requires administrator rights),

sudo killall VDCAssistant,

sudo killall AppleCameraAssistant,

Then open FaceTime again and find that the camera is working properly.




The cause of this problem is that the camera has not released its process after being used by a program. The above two commands are to terminate the occupied camera process.


Using the activity monitor application

After trying the above methods,if your MacBook camera still doesn't work on FaceTime, you need to use the Activity Monitor to exit the process.


Close the app that occupy the camera

Open Activity Monitor from the Utilities folder of your Applications folder,

Click on the upper left column,where "Process Name" will appear to sort the list,

Find VDC Assistant in the list and click on it. Click the "X" icon in the upper left to close the process.




Skype camera not working MacBook


  • Sign in to Skype.
  • Go to the menu bar, select Skype> Preferences, and click Audio / Video.
  • In the audio / video preferences, select the correct camera device.



If you are experiencing issues with your MacBook camera not working on Skype, it is likely that there is a problem with Skype. You must update Skype to the latest version. If the camera does not work again after updating Skype, try reinstalling the application.


Replace your MacBook Camera

You may need to replace screen complete components or logic boards, and test if there are no parts to replace. If the camera is physically damaged, the ideal solution is to replace the camera. If you don't want to repair your MacBook camera yourself, you can consider using an external webcam. If you try to replace your MacBook camera, you should know how to replace the camera yourself and you can choose to order a replacement camera online and replace the camera yourself.


But still encounter the problem that the MacBook pro camera is not working properly, you can consider using an external USB Webcam for laptop. Below, we have the best external camera for your MacBook.

This external webcam works perfectly on all MacBook. It provides users with excellent sound and image quality. This makes it perfect for business calls and video.


The camera's adjustable rubber mount allows you to securely mount it on a laptop and computer without the camera blocking your view.




If you are fixing on a problem with your MacBook pro camera not working, then this article will help you fix it. If the built-in camera has suffered physical damage, then the webcam recommended above should be your best choice.




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