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bigjohn888jb
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web cam

Mon Oct 31, 2022 2:54 pm

Hi,
I have a Thinkbook 15 Gen 2 15" laptop. 11th generation i5, 16 GB, 500 GB SSD. All works find except I can't get my web cam to activate. Looking in the device manager, it is there with no problem. But I try the Windows 10 camera app and it can't find the web cam. Tried with Skype and Teams and the same thing. I checked the camera setting in Windows 10 settings and all is turned on but no camera. Lenovo has a app called Vantage which I downloaded, and there is a privacy setting, but the toggle to turn it off / on is missing.

Any thoughts of what else I can check?

thanks,
 
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Re: web cam

Mon Oct 31, 2022 4:05 pm

Check the BIOS/UEFI settings for the camera.
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bigjohn888jb
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Re: web cam

Wed Nov 02, 2022 1:35 pm

Went on site to check the bios and instead found that the Lenovo has a flap that covers the camera and turns it on.

Somethings you just can't see remotely.

thanks

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