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The Camera Key/F8 key is not working on Lenovo Flex 5 pad PC.

2019-03-28, 19:47 PM

Hello,

 

I am new to the whole Lenovo brand and I was excited about it when I first got my new computer. I have been using this PC for several months now... and  today I discovered a problem. My F8/Camera key will not turn off or on. It's glitched I think... I have a screenshot attached. I have tried everything. I restarted my PC several times but it still won't work. By the way, I had disabled the camera and re-enabled it by going to Run > devmgnt.msc > Cameras > Easy Camera > Right clicking Disable/Enable option. I have done this before and never had a problem with the F8/Camera key.

 

Please help me.

 

 

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Re: The Camera Key/F8 key is not working on Lenovo Flex 5 pad PC.

2019-03-28, 21:43 PM

It could be Windows 10's privacy settings, which by default block camera access.     To check, do the following

 

  • Right-click Start and select Settings  (or press the Windows Key + i )
  • From the Settings screen select Privacy
  • From the Privacy screen select Camera in the left pane
  • Check to see if "Camera Access for this Device" is set to ON or OFF and change to ON if needed
  • Also note that you can control whether applications can access the camera, and what particular applications you want to allow to do so.

Hopefully that is all it is.

 

 

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Re: The Camera Key/F8 key is not working on Lenovo Flex 5 pad PC.

2019-03-28, 22:50 PM

Hello, 

 

I tried your solution but it is still unresolved... The F8/Camera key is the only key on my keyboard not functioning properly... If you have anymore ideas on how to resolve this problem, please let me know.

 

Thank you.

 

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Re: The Camera Key/F8 key is not working on Lenovo Flex 5 pad PC.

2019-03-28, 23:59 PM

Well if it is enabled in Device Manager, granted permission to run under Windows Privacy settings and the Fn + F8 key combination still will not enable  the camera, I would go back to Device Manager (devmgnt.msc), right click and select Update Driver and see if Windows finds a newer driver.     If no new driver is found:

 

  • Right-click on the Easy Camera and select uninstall
  • check the box to "Delete the driver software for this device"  if offered
  • Select uninstall and follow the prompts     
  • Reboot if prompted reboot, but if not, right click on the Camera section and select "Scan for hardware changes" and let Windows re-detect the camera hardware and download an appropriate driver.

 

I don't think you will need the driver from Lenovo, but if so it is liked below

 

 

 

Best of luck,

 

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Re: The Camera Key/F8 key is not working on Lenovo Flex 5 pad PC.

2019-03-31, 14:30 PM

Hello,

 

So, when I go to the camera app, the camera turns on and when I close the app, the camera turns off. However,  pressing F8 key doesn't turn on the camera or off.  My computer recently updated ( new Windows 10 system ), but the issue still persists. I am not comfortable deleting the driver. . . Is it safe? 

 

Thank you for your help.

 

I'll look for other solutions before doing this one. 

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Re: The Camera Key/F8 key is not working on Lenovo Flex 5 pad PC.

2019-06-29, 14:58 PM

Was this ever resolved? I have a Yoga C930 and the camera just stopped working. The f8 key would only show the “disabled” icon.   I tried fixing in windows, vantage, privacy setting, deleted and added the device to no avail.   After working with Lenovo support they told me to back up, reset the machine and then reinstall needed files.   

This was a nuclear option but I felt I had no choice.  

I did as they asked.  Now the camera works but the f8 has no effect, as you experienced. 

 

I suspect that that this is a conflict between vantage and MS drivers but I can’t prove it.   I may seek a way to uninstall vantage in he future.  

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Re: The Camera Key/F8 key is not working on Lenovo Flex 5 pad PC.

2019-10-26, 13:49 PM

JDGillis - your's is the single most useful way to fix the ever-recurring Camera issues with Lenovo and Windows 10.

Works like a charm - my MIXX 920 ideapad's Front Camera was broken for Infra-Red and Windows Hello, until I found your fix.

About the F8 Key not working in Windows 10; I do think this is an issue with Windows 10 having reserved F8 to toggle the Window Switcher (same like ALT + TAB) which I haven't found to resolve.

Thanks so much

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Re: The Camera Key/F8 key is not working on Lenovo Flex 5 pad PC.

2019-12-12, 1:11 AM

Hey, I had the same problem. Try going into the Window menu and starting "LenovoUtility". It should show a keyboard icon in the same fashion that the camera button (F8) and mic button (F4) should.

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2020-03-25, 21:06 PM

@17bithero, This is what fixed it for me. Thank you so much!

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Re:The Camera Key/F8 key is not working on Lenovo Flex 5 pad PC.

2020-04-03, 21:33 PM

Okay, I need help.

Camera on my Ideapad 710S doesn't work.

Windows (Win 10) or apps simply can't find it.

 

It's toggled on using F8 key.

It's enabled under settings.

It's not blocked by the antivirus.

I have downloaded and installed the latest drivers.

Pc has been rebooted.

Interestingly, the device manage does not list a camera. That's suspicious.

 

Any ideas?!

 

Thanks in advance.

Kasper

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