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Intergrated Camera not working - Imaging Devices not showing in Device Manager

By Simonjs
Jan 30, 2015
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  1. Lenovo Thinkpad T510i

    The intergrated webcam used to work. I´ve tried updating the driver from the Lenovo site and also physically removed the screen bezel to confirm the plug/jack hadn´t come loose, it hadn´t. I also checked in the BIOS/security/I/O but couldn´t find an option for enabling/disabling the intergrated camera.

    Any help will be greatly appreciated, I´ve spent all day trying to solve this!!!

    Cheers
    Simon
     

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  2. Simonjs

    Simonjs TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Product ID: 4313 CTO
     
  3. bazz2004

    bazz2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,234   +201

  4. Simonjs

    Simonjs TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks! But I´ve tried that already... it only shows audio settings for the mic and speakers.
     
  5. bazz2004

    bazz2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,234   +201

    If it isn't showing up in Device Manager maybe the camera module is dead or there is a problem with the other end of the cable which is plugged into the motherboard. That could be tricky to reach though.
     
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  6. bazz2004

    bazz2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,234   +201

    Having trawled the problem it looks as if the camera is an issue with lots of Lenovo laptops. I suggest that you try some of the things that others have had success with in the following link :

    http://www.ticklishtechs.net/2010/01/01/lenovo-integrated-camera-again-working-on-windows-7/

    It is interesting that in one case the camera works with the default Windows driver but not the official Ricoh one.

    If you get nowhere you could buy a replacement camera and cable on eBay. Make sure you get the right one for your model and that it is listed as fully tested and working. It shouldn't cost very much and you will find disassembly guides if you want to do it yourself.
     
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  7. Simonjs

    Simonjs TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks, looks like my live-cam career has been cut short! Joking aside hardware seems the likely cause. The old girl is over 5 years with daily use and it´s the first problem I´ve had.
     

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