06-02-2012 01:56 PM - edited 06-03-2012 07:56 AM
Just got a new T420 and tried the webcam feature but unfortunately it doesn't work. When Fn+F6 is press I only see the audio settings. I installed the latest driver from LENOVO and rebooted the system but it's still the same, just the audio settings. Updated the communication & hotkey as well but did not help.
Any help will be much appreciated..
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06-05-2012 02:46 AM
As you are unable to use the webcam in your ThinkPad T420. I would suggest you to please re-install the Integrated Camera Driver from the below mentioned web link.
After that please perform the following settings.
Press Fn+F6. The Communications settings window opens.
Click the Manage Settings button. The Communications Utility window opens.
In the Communications Utility window, configure the camera settings depending on your individual needs.
06-05-2012 06:36 AM - edited 06-05-2012 09:37 AM
First - thanks for your reply.
I did follow your instructions but there is no camera setting in the communication utility.
I must also add that the integrated camera is not showing in my device manager with ( ! ) atleast. Is it possible that the camera is disabled? Is there a way to check it like the other laptop models (fn+esc)?
06-06-2012 04:21 AM - edited 06-06-2012 04:21 AM
At start-up, pressed F1 to access BIOS - Security - Integrated Camera - Enable... Another happy owner... but it could have been enabled at the factory...
06-06-2012 11:47 AM
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08-24-2012 12:06 PM
I am also sailing on the same boat. the option Integrated camera is enabled on BIOS.
reinstalled the driver from lenovo site. I doubt if the driver is getting installed because for the last window it say click to install web cam driver but nothing happens after that ideally it should open up a cmd prompt
09-18-2012 05:04 PM - edited 09-18-2012 05:09 PM
In regards to this forum post, I've been wanting to comment for sometime on issues that users are dealing with. Just because a new driver gets released, in my opinion does not mean it will change anything or add any better features. Moreover, I installed the new driver and should of made a backup of the original driver from when I powered on my Unit to how everything was. However, thinking that the new driver perhaps offered better features, I should of read the release notes, but it is a good thing I plan on doing a full blown Factory Recovery to the image as it was shipped also because I overwrote the boot loader with Grub too & should of installed "grub /boot" on a sep USB Key. No big deal though, as I've been a Linux user for approx 9 years now. Furthermore, I have also checked on people doing BIOS updates and to notice that it has made there systems unstable. Another important thing to add, even though I do not go by this saying is.. " If it ain't broke don't fix it " does have a lot of meaning to it.. Plus ThinkVantage Toolbox imho as well is poorly designed as it detects the wrong security even installed... Not by anyway am I trying to down people working for Lenovo/IBM, and I've been pretty satisfied with the performance and build quality of the T420 4178-6VU I purchased from Newegg in June of 2011 (even though I had to replace the keyboard twice as the spacebar was loud on the first unit, and the second keyboard certain keys were loud and annoying & loud too.. hence forth the Cafe's I'm usually at* ). "Too bad I do not have the resources to design an aftermarket keyboard that would fit the keyboard chassis, have a slim key rugged texture rubberized design with a backlit keyboard even.. *ThinkLight imho is pointless*, More abundantly though, the overall drivers, system update, and other features designed for the Lenovo notebooks needs audited by Programmer Experts, Developers etc. & the entire infrastructure needs a slick overhaul. Forgive my exaggerated response, but hopefully it can reach the actual engineers, product designers, and thinkers that work for Lenovo/IBM.
09-23-2012 09:55 PM
Did anyone resolve this? I'm having hte same issue. Enabled in bios. Tried to install driver. After clicking yes, nothing seems to happen. Can't see camera in device manager, etc.