iSight camera not working on Mac OS X Ei Capitan, Yosemite

Mac users asserts about iSight camera on Mac use for fun, Chat and Video conference. Might be your iSight camera not working on Mac behind many reasons. Here I am talking about which types of problem you have because of External camera for Mac also available for buy separately. Here are most common problems are “iSight Camera not detected“, “Camera not connecting issue on Mac“, “FaceTime not detecting Webcam or iSight camera“, “Not working after iSight Disabler” and solutions respectively.

follow the below steps for best suited problems related to your iSight or Webcam camera.

Steps: iSight camera not working on Mac OS X EI Capitan, Yosemite

iSight camera not working on Mac, MacBook, Pro, Air

iSight Camera hardware Problem

Hardware problem is most dangerous reason that you can’t solve own self without any technical knowledge. Check current iSight camera’s hardware status from Applications > Utilities Folder > System Information > Hardware > USBUtility Folder in Mac Application folder

Under the USB section Go with “Built in iSight“. Check there, under USB High-Speed bus iSight camera detected or not. if not just restart your Mac system, Might be some connection problem occurred. Troubleshoot steps on iSight Not working

Software conflict: Cross camera supported application

Mac’s iSight camera detect only one app at a time. If you are launched one application like PhotoBooth or trying to access iSight camera on FaceTime video call. That’s not possible. For that you must close first app for switch on another application. Quite App or Force Quite from Dock (Right Click on app from dock > Force Quite or Quite). Force Quite you can also try if any application not responding and quickly shut down without restart device. Force quite or Quite application on Mac

iSight Blocker installed on System

Go to the Finder > Applications > Right Click on iSight Blocker app > Move To trash.


From System delete source file (AppleScript), Go with /Users/You/Library/Scripts/ and Remove Camera blocker script.

Reset System Management controller

System Management controller handle all activity and bridge between software and hardware. You can rest that by press left shift + Control + Power button at once. Wait for reset time then try on PhotoBooth app.

Go with Apple Support

Apple help support desk always happy to help on your regional store, Go Apple support center on nearest region and get the perfect troubleshooting help on any kind of iSight camera not working on Mac, iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air.