Fix Macbook’s No Connected Camera Problem

Fix Macbook’s No Connected Camera Problem

August 27, 2018 By alberto

    Macbook’s camera does add a nice touch when it comes to wanting to make new memories! With a lot of effects, it’s fun to use when alone or with friends, taking hilarious selfies at home or outside. It also helps me when it comes to video chatting with loved ones and clients abroad. ISight, Skype, and Photobooth are one of the best apps to best utilize your Macbook’s high definiteion camera. But the problem is, I get a “no camera connected” error when using it. So how do you solve the problem of the “No camera connected“?

    Mac no connected camera photobooth screenshot

    It is an irritating feeling when you need to video call someone using iSight, Facetime, or iMessage, or when you want to take a photo using Photobooth, only to see that your Macbook’s camera does not connect! There are various reasons why the camera cannot connect, and while it’s a struggle, it can easily be fixed.

    How to Fix Macbook Photobooth No Camera Connected Problem:

    After tinkering it myself and searching the web, here are some solutions you can try in order to fix your Photobooth, iSight, or any video chatting app:

    1. Restart your Macbook:

    This is one of the first things you should try when you see an error in your camera, or just about any error you stumble onto. Restarting your Macbook may help detect the camera.

    2. Reboot your Macbook:

    If it still shows the same error after restarting, you can try rebooting your Macbook if you have the time. It’s a bit inconvenient as it takes more time than usual, but it will get the job done.

    3. Reset the System Management Controller to Fix “No Attached Camera Problem”:

    If your battery is removable, you can reset it by shutting down your Macbook, take out the battery and charger, and hold the Power button for 5 seconds. Once your put back the battery and charger, power it up and check to see if that works.

    If your battery can’t be removed, you can follow the instructions on how to reset the SMC for either Macbook laptop or desktop in Apple’s official website.

    4. Force quit with Terminal Command:

    This is another remedy that most people do not know about. Simple and doesn’t require you to reboot, this may work!

    1. Quit all apps that require you to use the camera
    2. Open Terminal in Applications > Utilities folder
    3. Type “sudo killall VDCAssistant” in the command strings and click Return
    4. Type “sudo killall AppleCameraAssistant” in the command strings and click Return
    5.  Enter the admin password and relaunch Photobooth to check if it’s working!

    With simple solutions, you will be able to have your Macbook’s camera connected in no time. You can now use iSight, Facetime, and iMessage properly and call your family, or use Photobooth to take photos! Bu if the problem persists, it’s best to check up with customer support for further advice.