MacBook Air 2012 FaceTime HD camera always down

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by keviny, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. keviny macrumors newbie

    Dec 6, 2012
    Hi guys,

    From last week. Almost everyday during the midnight, my Air's facetime camera always down. Then if i open the "PhotoBooth" app, it keeps freezing, and the camera's light is not on, too. When this kind of situation shows up, i always check the camera information under "System Report -> USB" menu, sometime the "FaceTime HD camera(built-in)" is there sometimes it's not. A full reinstall of mountain lion didn't help either.

    But after all this, when i try to open the "PhotoBooth" next morning, everything works just fine, then it will go down when the night comes up. I even took the Air to the genius bar, after they did the "Hardware Check", everything looks okay. But in fact it's really not.

    So i think maybe you guys may help me out. It'd be appreciated, thanks.

    PS. I've also tried reset SMC and didn't work too.


  2. keviny thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 6, 2012
  3. lesliesj macrumors newbie

    Apr 19, 2010
    Facetime camera not working

    I am sorry to say that i don't have a solution, but am experiencing the same problem.
  4. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    I had the camera stop working in my 11" 2012 Air. The screen assembly was replaced under warranty.

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