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Registered: ‎02-07-2012
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Lenovo IdeaPad Z570 EasyCam

The Lenovo IdeaPad I'm working on has an issue wherein the built-in webcam claims to be "being used by another program" when opened with Skype and easycam, and online webcam checkers also failed to register a picture.


I tried the following approaches:

Reinstalling drivers.

enabling, then disabling the device.

Uninstall, then reinstall both skype and YouCam

update Microsoft Windows 7 with all service packages

update all drivers

rollback webcam drivers

Use task manager to disable all non-system processes

used Process Explorer to search for programs containing the #vid tag



I'm officially stumped, the webcam was confirmed to work originally- I can't say if there's a hardware failure, and regardless of the method I use the system claims that the webcam is being used by another program Smiley Indifferent


Please Help, and thank you for your time.


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Re: Lenovo IdeaPad Z570 EasyCam

You can try this, uninstall Lenovo EasyCamera software and use standard driver.

Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> Uninstall Lenovo EasyCamera driver.


If the issue persist then update the BIOS and reinstall Lenovo energy management software.

Please refer to the web link to download the updates.



Best Regards,



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