Fix for There Is No Connected Camera FaceTime Error In Mac OS X El Capitan

57 Responses

  1. saami says:

    no matching processes were found

  2. Andy says:

    Thanks, this worked perfect running 10.11.6!

  3. Lorel Janiszewski says:

    Thanks! Worked for me running 10.10.5 on Dec. 14, 2016.

  4. Marvin says:

    Im getting no No matching processes were found…

  5. Komang says:

    it’s the same thing happening to my Mac, do you get the solution till now ?

  6. Sue says:

    Brilliant! Saved me rebooting everything. I’ve had this problem a number of times when starting a video meeting and for some reason the camera won’t work. Seems to be when I’ve been on Skype then later opened up Zoom.us or another app. I’m going to share this great tip.

  7. Aldo says:

    Thank you so much it worked like a charm
    MBP 2009 with El capitan v.10.11.6
    I had boom 2 (sound enhancer, amplifier software) installed and I think it was causing the problem. so I quitted it and opened the terminal and typed what you said “sudo killall VDCAssistant”
    Thank you bud

  8. Knackered UK says:

    Sierra not El Capitan !!

  9. Liz Bonney says:

    Thanks so much it worked straight away !

  10. Vicky H says:

    wouldn’t let me type password in, looked like tiny lock beside password

  11. Jesse Brown says:

    This has worked quickly and easily for me twice now. Thanks.

  12. Halina Kobryn says:

    Brilliant, worked in 10.12.4, five second fix 🙂

  13. Fred Blog says:

    My fix….. earlier in thread somewhere…. works great for me & my iMac

  14. Gatornator says:

    100% confirm this worked for me.
    running macOS: Sierra version 10.12.4
    on a 13-inch Late 2012 Macbook Pro

  15. Vicky H says:

    command not found

  16. Elzoe says:

    Not working for me, the part with password is frozen and not accepting anything

  17. Gaha says:

    I need a password help please!

  18. Sarah says:

    If you are getting an error saying no matching processes found, you have probably missed the “sudo” at the start (I missed that the first time too).

    Formatting is a little unclear above, you need to type “sudo killall VDCAssistant”

  19. Kenneth Harris says:

    This is not working for me. All I get is “No matching processes were found”. Can someone come up with any other suggestions? I am using the complete command including sudo. Thanks!!!

  20. Daz Ryder says:

    This didn’t work first time (when I was also asked for my password), but when I ran it again (my password was not required this time) the camera came back to life… many thanks as this saved me from having to reboot again!…

  21. James Bowery says:

    Didn’t work on Sierra 10.12.6

  22. Awesome! Thanks for the tip!

  23. Brian says:

    MAC OS High Sierra Version 10.13.2 …… None of these ideas work. ridiculous

  24. Desirée Banugo says:

    Worked for me. Thanks – Running Yosemite 10.10.5

  25. Anon says:

    great job. worked great

  26. salad says:

    YASSS TYSM <3

  27. Kudakwashe Poni says:

    i really dont know what to do….its 2 months now and i have been trying everyday….it keeps on saying no processes found.Please help am so desperate ….its Mackbook Air…OX Yosemite

  28. anon says:

    This just worked for me thank you!! I remember hitting “yes” to something with wording about a camera ages ago and haven’t been able to use it since. Thank you!!

  29. Khyla says:

    Yeah it’s not working for my Mac Book Pro, First it said “no matching processes were found.” Then, although I’m logged in as me (the admin) it says “no matching processes were found for you.”

    • Lisa Stewart says:

      Same problem I only have one password and it is not working. I have a real estate closing and need my camera to work. Please help

      • Admin says:

        “Sudo” means you run the command as the root user for the system, which may or may not be the user you’re currently using with the computer normally.

  30. Katarina says:

    Yes, brilliant. Piece of cake. Thank you very much!

  31. peebok says:

    Worked perfectly – thank you!! Running High Sierra, been living without a camera for ages.

  32. Japz says:

    Thanks. Works on El Capitan 10.11.6. Nice one.

  33. Andrea says:

    Didn’t work. When it asks for the admin password after putting – sudo killall VDCAssistant – I see a tiny key symbol, I can’t type in the admin pw, say – No matching processes were found.
    Macbook OS Mojave – If anyone has any tips, pls share! Thx:)

    • Chris says:

      Same for me, anyone with any other ideas?
      Can’t enter the password, tried many times and can’t move passed it. On version 10.12.6 Thanks in advance!

    • Trevor in UK says:

      For anyone reading this……
      It appears this only works in some earlier macos’s reading that people it works for all seem to be on 10.10 and 10.11 and those getting the ‘No matching process’ appear to be on later versions of macos X.
      When terminal asks for password, as you type it in nothing appear to happen, but it is! Type you password and hit ‘Return/Enter’.

    • Teejay says:

      This is happening to me and I have Mojave 10.14. I also do not see the camera under the USB terminal in System INformation so its like it was removed completely.

  34. Isabel says:

    It works until I need to type in the password, it doesn’t let me type anything at all- I see also a tiny key symbol but thats it

    • Mysha says:

      its a security thing in terminal. just type ur pass it takes it. It wont show cause its some system but ur pass is getting entered!

  35. Jami says:

    I don’t know if it’s still relevant for any of u, but the tiny lock in terminal doesn’t block your typing. It just doesn’t show it. Type your password, hit enter and it should work 🙂

  36. Art teacher says:

    Same problem here- no matching processes found, on MacBook Air high Sierra, 2015. Camera worked Friday, today nothing. With school out have lots of meetings I need it for! Any help needed!

  37. Jese says:

    the terminal just shows a key like symbol and doesn’t let me put in the password

  38. Elisabetta Giraudi says:

    Worked for me!! Just make sure to type in the command correctly. “sudo killall VDCAssistant”. No space between the VD and CAssistant, which is the mistake I made.

  39. Phil says:

    Copied pasted, sudo killall VDCAssistant I also get the Password “key”. When try to enter password, nothing appears. When I highlight the area of the password to type and hit return. it say “Sorry, try again”. Again more help is appreciated.

    • Admin says:

      This is the default behaviour of the terminal, it doesn’t show typed information when it asks for a password. However your key strokes are being recorded, so you can just type your password and hit Enter to continue. If it’s the wrong password or nothing was entered you’ll get the “Sorry, please try again” message.

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