My Mac­Book Air’s cam­era is gone

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After up­grad­ing to Mav­er­icks, my cam­era has stopped work­ing. On re­search­ing this there are loads of threads on fo­rums, each with dif­fer­ent so­lu­tions. I’ve tried them all to no avail. Is there FaceTime soft­ware I can down­load? Al­li­son Du­fosee FaceTime is in­cluded as part of Mav­er­icks, but it doesn’t mat­ter whether you use that or iChat or any other video chat ap­pli­ca­tion be­cause the prob­lem lies with the driv­ers for the iSight cam­era it­self.

This bug sur­faced with OS X 10.9.2 but was fixed in 10.9.3, so Soft­ware Up­date may solve your prob­lem.

It’s caused by any ap­pli­ca­tion that uses a vir­tual dis­play driver to pro­vide vir­tual desk­tops or re­flect your desk­top to an ex­ter­nal dis­play. So far the prob­lem apps that I’m aware of are AirDis­play, AirPar­rot, Dis­playLink, iDis­play and Splashtop Streamer. Unin­stalling th­ese apps fixes the prob­lem, but it isn’t al­ways nec­es­sary. You can usu­ally get away with just us­ing the ‘sudo touch /Sys­tem/Li­brary/Ex­ten­sions’ com­mand in Ter­mi­nal and then restart­ing.

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