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[Solved] FaceTime Camera Not Working on MacBook

June 01, 2017 01:23 pm / Posted by Jenefey Aaron to Mac Tips
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“Why is my FaceTime camera not working on Mac? Anyone knows how to activate FaceTime camera on my Thunderbolt Display. Every time I try, it says "No Camera Available - To use FaceTime Turn on the camera"? I do not see an option to "turn on camera" anywhere? Any help?”

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With the built-in camera on MacBook, users are allowed to communicate with families and friends easily through FaceTime. But recently, some people complained that FaceTime no camera available on MacBook. Others also saw “there is no connected camera” error message from their computer. Reboot your Mac will be the first fix and it really worked for many people, but if it failed to work on your situation, follow the tips below.

1. Check Everything with The Camera

In most cases, FaceTime camera not turning on in MacBook can be bugs with the camera, check the following items before troubleshooting:

2. Use A Command Line to Force Quit

If the FaceTime camera is still black and won’t turn on after the basic checkup, you can force quit the application using a command line.

3. Fix FaceTime Camera Not Connected in Display

Sometimes FaceTime HD camera not working on MacBook is because it’s stuck on the internal camera and cannot select the display camera automatically; you can enable the camera manually.

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4. Use The Activity Monitor App

After trying the methods above, if the MacBook camera still not working on FaceTime, you may need to quit the process with the Activity Monitor App completely.

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Note: If the FaceTime App crashing, stuck on connecting or won’t active on iPhone, try Free ReiBoot for Mac to bring FaceTime back to life within seconds.

Now you got to know how to fix FaceTime camera not working on Mac clearly. If you still have more questions about FaceTime or other applications on MacBook, feel free to contact us.

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