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alannordgren
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Registered: ‎04-24-2011
Location: Ogden, Utah USA
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new x201 tablet owner, webcam stopped working

I know there are a few other threads on this but I was hoping that perhaps someone has a fresh idea.  I have had my x201T for about a month and after needing to do a system restore (yeah I did something stupid and I know it hasn't been very long) and after that I tried to set up a skype account and the webcam would not work.  It did work before I did the system restore.  i have all current updates.  Is there anyone that can help me?  Thanks.

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Registered: ‎04-10-2011
Location: Malaysia
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Re: new x201 tablet owner, webcam stopped working

hey alannordgren,

i would recommend that you uninstall the current camera driver/software from your unit.

then go to

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-70656

and install the latest camera driver/software.





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alannordgren
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Registered: ‎04-24-2011
Location: Ogden, Utah USA
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Re: new x201 tablet owner, webcam stopped working

Thanks for responding.  I reinstalled the driver (it didn't help) but I noticed that there was a integrated camera utility.  So I downloaded this also, messed around with it and now my webcam is working just fine.  Thanks for the tip.

sprinkles66
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Registered: ‎12-03-2011
Location: aptos, ca
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Re: new x201 tablet owner, how can i tell if it came with a webcam?

PLEASE HELP! I have a Lenovo X201 that I got from my new company and I read online that the webcam is optional on this model. I've been skypeing with a friend, and while I can see his video just fine, I cannot for the life of me figure out how to enable my video camera. I went to device manager and didn't see any video devices installed. So I installed the webcam drivers from HP, I just don't think this machine came with the webcam. How can I check this or be absolutely sure it DOESN"T have a webcam before I go out and buy a third party device?

 

Thank you!!

NeilVP
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Registered: ‎02-29-2012
Location: York, England.
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Re: new x201 tablet owner, webcam stopped working

Also try checking the webcam settings in Skype. tools -> options -> Video setting -> Webcam settings -> uncheck the Privacy option.

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