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T61 Webcam : I got it working! :)

Discussion in 'Lenovo' started by HKINGS, Jun 21, 2007.

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  1. HKINGS

    HKINGS Notebook Evangelist

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    Hey everyone,

    I know there was a few of us that couldn't figure out how the heck to get the Webcam up and running in Vista. All I did was run the following "Integrated Camera Software"that was listed only under the XP drivers:

    http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-67775

    After running setup, the software said it installed successfully, and Vista detected the camera and installed the driver. The camera then showed under my Device manager. I tested it under Windows Messenger Live and I officially conformed it worked! WooHoo!

    Hope this helps! Im hoping this will work fine until they release some Vista specific drivers.
     
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    I'm sure people really appreciate you posting your findings, thanks a lot!
     
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    lenovo should pay you for all the troubleshooting $ you are saving them
     
  4. HKINGS

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    That would be nice, wouldn't it? ;) LOL
     
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    thow up some same pics!
     
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    I just wanted to clarify...though this driver is for XP..you installed it successfully on your vista system? Reason why I'm asking is because I have dealt with enough bsod's and freezes and finally was able to get my system stable after days of headaches; I don't want to mess that up =)

    also the ibm site states software? is this some sort of webcam utility? or just a driver? Thanks
     
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    I have a Z61t Lenovo, it came with XP, I loaded Vista with Z61t recovery cd's and everything apart from the integrated Camera, I have installed the Lenovo Vista Integrated camera updated driver, and the T61 drive by mistake, I folled the instructions to the letter, my PC even says driver installed successfully, but still no camera. Can anyone give a new angle to try? Please
     
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    actualy it comes with an apps. but i can't even seem to run the apps. so basicly i only install the driver.
     
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    hey....im followed the instructions on the original post and the software loaded...but how do i actually just use the camera to take a self picture?
     
  10. Arki

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    Open up My Computer and double click on Integrated Camera.
     
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    yea it's weird. I don't get anything when I type in integrated camera in the search field. The only reason why I know my camera is working is because i installed this software called YAWCAM and I've used it for video chat via aim. Other than those 2 programs, I don't know how else to access my camera to use it as a mirror!
     
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    vista doesn't have a camera utility; kind of weird and lame. The only way to try the camera is in skype or windows live or yahoo, or to use a 3d party software; but I thought that was what YAWCAM was, so can you launch that and see yourself there?
     
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    yea you could use YAWCAM. but i dont like the UI.
     
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    The integrated camera isn't found in Computer?
     
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    there is no way to access it without using a 3rd party program
     
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