Skip navigation

Camera not working

405 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Oct 26, 2013 2:19 AM by Padraig1985 RSS
Padraig1985 Calculating status...
Currently Being Moderated
Oct 22, 2013 2:06 AM

I'm using OSX version 10.8.5 on a Macbook Air, bought in mid 2013.

I applied the Supplemental Update today.


Since then, the camera is not recognised at all. Skype, Facetime and

Photobooth do not see it, and the system report does not show any camera.


I've tried restarting, that didn't help.


What should I do now?

MacBook Air, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.5), Camera not working
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,300 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Oct 22, 2013 2:15 AM (in response to Padraig1985)

    Try running the full 10.8.5 combo updater, that generally fixes it:


  • anth2013 Level 2 Level 2 (270 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Oct 22, 2013 3:05 AM (in response to Padraig1985)

    There is a problem once u hav this version 10.8.5 mountain lion for skype,make sure u have the latest update for skype if not just deleted skype and reinstalled again

  • Savyna Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Oct 22, 2013 4:16 AM (in response to Padraig1985)

    1. You need Time Machine

    2. Go to folder /Library/CoreMediaIO/Plug-Ins/DAL/

    3. Copy AppleCamera.plugin to good place (usb memory stick is the best place).

    4. Go to Time machine in date that skype work fine.

    5. Change AppleCamera.plugin with file from Time Machine

    6. Restart system, Now skype need to work with camera.


    Or Just use this


    Info extracted from Skype Forums

  • EZ Jim Level 7 Level 7 (21,255 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Oct 22, 2013 6:11 AM (in response to Padraig1985)

    Padraig1985 wrote: ... Is there some way of rolling back the camera drivers to an earlier state?...


    Restart Mac, repair permissions, then use OS X Recovery to reinstall Mac OS X.  Then use  > Software Update… to verify that all your software is up to date.  Install any needed updates and repair permissions one more time.





    Message was edited by: EZ Jim



    Mac OSX 10.8.5

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,430 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Oct 22, 2013 1:15 PM (in response to Padraig1985)

    If you don't already have a current backup, back up all data, then reinstall the OS. You don't need to erase the startup volume, and you won't need your backup unless something goes wrong. If your Mac was upgraded from an older version of OS X, you’ll need the Apple ID and password you used to upgrade.


    There are ways to back up a computer that isn't fully functional. Ask if you need guidance.


    If you installed the Java runtime distributed by Apple and still need it, you'll have to reinstall it.


More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)


  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.