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T430 Webcam stops working after sleep

2014-04-16, 13:49 PM

I have a T430 with Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 and an integrated webcam. All the current drivers/software packages from Lenovo are installed. The webcam works fine until I put the computer to sleep. After it goes to sleep, the only way to get the webcam to work again is to reboot it. When I try the webcam in the "Lenovo - Web Conferencing" software, I get "The camera is being used by another application". I've reinstalled the drivers and the software with the same result. Does anyone know how to fix this?

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Re: T430 Webcam stops working after sleep

2014-04-16, 15:59 PM

Sounds like what happened to me. I think T430 series driver they Lenovo has for the integrated camera isn't compatible with Windows 7 (even though it says it is).

 

From my other post: I had to remove the device via Device Manager, while checking the box that says "uninstall driver" then reboot and let windows automatically install a driver for the camera. I currently have no issues, and I'm using Microsoft's camera driver version 6.1.7601.18208 (dated 6/21/2006). I still have the features of the virtual camera from the ThinkVantage Communications Utility. So far no issues. I'm running Windows 7, 64bit.

 

(PS : I'm actually using the factory driver now, after running the restore disks. My driver now says: Ricoh, 2/16/2012, 1.2.1.16).

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Re: T430 Webcam stops working after sleep

2014-04-16, 16:04 PM

Does "Camera Plus" still work with the Windows drivers? DO I need to remove that one also?

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Re: T430 Webcam stops working after sleep

2014-04-16, 16:44 PM

Yes, if memory serves it still works fine.

 

If it's missing after you uninstall / resintall the actual camera device, you might need to reinstall the ThinkVantage Communications Utility.  That should re-create the Camera Plus device.

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Re: T430 Webcam stops working after sleep

2015-04-30, 17:30 PM
Thank you trekboy !!
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Re: T430 Webcam stops working after sleep

2016-04-20, 3:32 AM

I have found that the current Ricoh driver listed (7/6/13 v1.0.0.30) is not compatible with the T430s Win 7-64. To get the camera working on my T430s (FnF6) I had to resort to the Ricoh camera driver that I use on the X230 and T530 (3/28/12 v1.2.18). On the T430s, simply uninstall the driver for the Integrated Camera (Control Panel, Hardware, Device Manager, Integrated Camera, Properties, Driver, Uninstall)), reboot and let Windows find it's own driver. After that is complete, install the Ricoh v1.2.18 driver.

 

http://support.lenovo.com/ca/en/downloads/ds029567

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Re: T430 Webcam stops working after sleep

2017-02-03, 16:07 PM

Had same issue on E430, Win 7-64.  Used the same approach (had to click checkbox to also delete driver files).  Microsoft driver got installed on reboot, now camera survives suspend.  Thanks!  I guess the Ricoh driver depends on something else to survive suspend, which in your case required a complete reinstall to work.

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