my isight macbook pro does not work suddenly .

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by marypm, Apr 9, 2013.

  1. marypm macrumors newbie

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    #1
    since 2 or 3 weeks ago I understand that the isight camera does not work .

    system information does not recognize it .

    I did SMC also . but it didn't work .

    I moved to a humid country recently(2 month ago). could it be the reason? maybe it broke down because of humid weather. ?

    what should I do before "clean install" .:confused:
     
  2. satcomer macrumors 603

    satcomer

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    #2
    Try this trick:

    1. Quit all running Applications.
    2. Open /Applications/Utilities/Terminal app and put in the code
    Code:
    sudo killall VDCAssistant
    , hit the 'return' button and let it run until you get another Terminal prompt.
    3. Quit Terminal app.
    4. Try to use the camera again.

    Good Luck.
     
  3. marypm thread starter macrumors newbie

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    the first time wanted me the password , I put it but nothing happen

    and then for second time : this is the text

    Last login: Fri Apr 12 17:13:29 on ttys000
    MacBook-Pro:~ Mary$ sudo killall VDCAssistant
    No matching processes were found
    MacBook-Pro:~ Mary$
     
  4. satcomer macrumors 603

    satcomer

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    #4
    Then try another Test user account to see if it works. This way you can tell if it is a hardware or software problem.
     

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