Fixing camera issues in a Mac (OS X)

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This brief guide will provide instructions for Mac OS X users on how to resolve their camera issues. 



  1. Quit all open apps that may try to use the FaceTime camera

  2. Open Terminal, found in the /Applications/Utilities directory in OS X

  3. Enter the following command strings exactly, then hit return:

sudo killall VDCAssistant

    4. Still at the terminal, issue the following command as well:

sudo killall AppleCameraAssistant

   5. Enter the administrator password when requested, this is required to execute a command with superuser privileges as prefixed by sudo

   6. Relaunch the app that was attempting to use the camera


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