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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.
    Thinkpad T500// T9900, 8gb (4x4)DDR3 1066, Momentus XT 500hybrid, HD3650 256MB, 16:10 1680x1050 CCFL

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    Default Re: x230 webcam issue

    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.
    Thinkpad T500// T9900, 8gb (4x4)DDR3 1066, Momentus XT 500hybrid, HD3650 256MB, 16:10 1680x1050 CCFL

 

 

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