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Model A1286. Released February 2011 / 2.0, 2.2, or 2.3 GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7 Processor

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Camera freezes when screen is <90º open

The camera works when the screen is open more than a 90º angle and if I adjust the screen angle it’s fine until it’s less than 90º, then it freezes and I either have to restart it or run sudo killall VDCAssistant.

I’m on Sierra but I don’t think it would matter. I also did the permanent GPU bypass with the resistor so the defective dedicated GPU is inactive.

Could it be a pinched cable, and if so, why has it only started doing it now?

I’ve taken it apart and done some stuff but none of them involving taking the screen off. I did take out the optical drive because I had no use for it and the camera cable runs along it, but I don’t see why that would affect it.

Reseating the cable (pulling away, not up) had no effect.

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The iSight cable is damaged exiting the hinge area. Review this guide MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Early 2011 Display Replacement From Step7 to 12.

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Submitted pictures. Had to disassemble it, and now I can close it to about 80 degrees before it shuts off. The wire doesn't look damaged to me.

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