My webcam stops working when I tilt my laptop screen

By abheek ยท 6 replies
Apr 22, 2011
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  1. My Webcam Stops Working When I Tilt My Laptop Screen
  2. EDO219

    EDO219 TS Rookie Posts: 212

    Is the webcam built into the laptop itself, or is the webcam plugged into a USB port?
  3. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    It is caused by a pinched wire inside the laptops case, near the top hinges
  4. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,485   +45

    Aren't there sensors in laptops that detect when the top is being closed and shuts off everything.
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Yes there is a switch that puts the laptop to sleep or into hibernation when the top is closed. This switch will not activate when the laptop is tilted
  6. abheek

    abheek TS Rookie Topic Starter

    how to fix the pinched wire

    its built in
  7. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Take the laptop in to a computer service center. You would have to disassemble the top cover and remove the switch cover around the top cover hinges. It is very easy to break something doing this, if you have never done something like this before

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