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clubtour
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Registered: ‎10-25-2008
Location: Houston
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Webcam suddenly not working for Y430!!

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To anyone that can help

 

I bought my laptop 2 days ago. Initially there were no problems with the webcam, but today when i turned laptop on, my "veriface program" could not detect the webcam. There was an error message saying "No camera found, or it is occupied." Since it was new i used onekey recover to redo the whole laptop but still it does not detect the webcam. i've tried to install the latest driver provided by lenovo support but that didn't work either. This has been sitting on my desk for 2 days so i'm positive there is no physical damage.

 

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance

 

BTW My AC adapter jack for the laptop fits kind of loose, just wondering if anyone esle have the same problem. It still charges and everything but i could of sworn it fitted just a it more snugged when i first got it. Just wondering, no big deal.

Message Edited by clubtour on 10-25-2008 04:56 PM
Message Edited by clubtour on 10-25-2008 05:00 PM
Message Edited by clubtour on 10-25-2008 05:50 PM
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skripatch
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Location: Moscow, Russia
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Re: Webcam suddenly not working for Y430!!

For webcam - try Fn+Esc to turn it on.
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clubtour
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Registered: ‎10-25-2008
Location: Houston
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Re: Webcam suddenly not working for Y430!!

I feel like an idiot. Fn+Esc turned on the camera and now everything works fine.

 

thanks very much, skripatch.

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santo23
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Registered: ‎10-30-2008
Location: Buffalo, NY
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Re: Webcam suddenly not working for Y430!!

I have a Y430 and the webcam works but I can't figure out ... what software do I use to capture images and/or video?
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skripatch
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Re: Webcam suddenly not working for Y430!!

EasyCapture by Lenovo and another one soft called YawCam
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sashby
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Registered: ‎12-02-2008
Location: Canada
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Re: Webcam suddenly not working for Y430!!

I have a Y510 and am having a similar problem.  "Camera is busy.  Please wait and try again later."  But it doesn't work later.  Fn-Esc doesn't work either.  It worked fine for 4 months and now rarely works even after reboots.  Help.
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santo23
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Registered: ‎10-30-2008
Location: Buffalo, NY
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Re: Webcam suddenly not working for Y430!!

I'm using my Webcam with the pre-installed software, how can I get AOL Instant Messenger v5.9 to recognize the cam for doing video chat?
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santo23
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Re: Webcam suddenly not working for Y430!!

Has anyone come up with a work-around or fix for this - to get AIM to detect Y430 integrated Webcam?
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skripatch
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Location: Moscow, Russia

Re: Webcam suddenly not working for Y430!!

santo23, use EasyCapture (preloaded) or yawCam (free in internet)
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santo23
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Re: Webcam suddenly not working for Y430!!

Thanks for the recommendations - I the Lenovo software installed and running, and since added YawCam, still can't get the Webcam to be recognized and available via AIM. I even uninstalled Veriface because heard it was taking ownership of the Webcam. Anyone, anything, would be greatly appreciated.