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    Default x230 webcam issue

    I'm having an issue getting my camera to work. I'm not sure if it's a hardware error or software\driver error. My problem is whenever I try and initiate the webcam whether it is through MSN or skype or etc, I get the green privacy light but no picture output. I tried to download the latest driver from the lenovo site but it still does not work. In device manager, it states that my camera is working properly. Anyone have similar issue? My WIFI is quite weak but I'm not sure if that's a poor design or has something to do with the webcam.

    I will be calling lenovo's tech support tomorrow. I suspect this will be a hardware issue and I will not be happy having to send it in and be left without a pc. Any way around this if that's the case? I only have the standard 1year DEPOT warranty.
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    I fixed the problem. Someone had check the privacy box in skype which prevents the webcam from working despite the light being on. Its a bit weird how this applies for all programs that tries to access the webcam.
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    Default Re: x230 webcam issue

    Quote Originally Posted by Quanger View Post
    I fixed the problem. Someone had check the privacy box in skype which prevents the webcam from working despite the light being on. Its a bit weird how this applies for all programs that tries to access the webcam.
    So what were the steps you took to get to the privacy settings?

    My uncle recently gave me one for my bday - and I'll be travelling so it's handy - but I don't know the settings to get it running. Been figuring out Fn + F6 but it's just being inactive o.O

 

 

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