How to Fix Lenovo Camera Not Working in Windows 10

Lenovo laptop sometimes creates an unknown problem where its webcam doesn’t work. Whether it is windows 10 or 8. Imagine you are ready to join a meeting and then suddenly you are not able to use the webcam. Instead, you see the camera picture with a cross. This happened to me during the zoom meeting. It was saying “your webcam is not supporting”. There can be many reasons behind the camera not working on windows 10. And this problem can occur on any laptop with any windows. If you have windows 10 or 8 on your laptop camera not working then you must know this step to solve this problem now or you may require it in the future.

Firstly let’s discuss the reasons why your Lenovo laptop webcam is not working in windows 10

1) Missing drivers after the recent update

2) Your antivirus program is blocking the camera

3) Your Privacy setting and many more.

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Now let’s see the solutions to your problem

Solution 1: Check the lens cover

Sometimes we are in such a hurry that we forget to open the lens cover and panic about why the camera is not working. So work steadily.

Solution 2: Try to operate the webcam by a function key. On your keyboard, you can see the function buttons. It is usually the F8 button. If the webcam is not operating the try using the Fn button.

Solution 3: Enable using Lenovo Vantage App

Open the windows and then type Lenovo vantage app. If your laptop is not having this app then you have to download it from the app store.

When you find the Lenovo Vantage app, then click on the menu icon at the top right and then click on the My device setting.

Then after going to setting you can see Display and Camera in large words, just click there.

Go to the camera section.

And check the Camera Privacy Mode whether it is ON or OFF. For some reason, the mode is turned ON as a Factory preset.

Solution 4: Turn OFF the Privacy mode on your laptop. Click on the start then Lenovo setting. Click on the camera icon to open the camera setting of your laptop. Scroll to the bottom of the page and then check for Privacy mode ON or OFF. Restart the computer.

Solution 5: Check for the Updates

Click on the start button then go to setting and then update and security, check if an update is available. Sometimes our software needs an update and that’s why some features might not work properly.

Solution 6: Device Manager

  • Check whether the camera is disabled or enabled in the Device Manager.
  • Press the Windows key and R key together to open the Run dialogue
  • Then type devmgmt.msc in the box and click OK to continue.
  • In the Device Manager window see Imaging Devices and then right-click it.
  • Choose enable to continue.
  • Restart your device to see whether the error has been resolved or not.

Solution 7: Re-install the Camera Driver

In order to fix the camera of your laptop, you can try re-installing the camera driver.

  • Press the windows key and R key together to open the Run dialogue
  • Then type devmgmt.msc in the box and click OK to continue.
  • In the Device Manager window see Imaging Devices and then right-click it and choose to uninstall the device.
  • Click YES to continue.
  • After that restart your computer.
  • Open the device manager window again, click action choose Scan for hardware changes to continue.

By taking few steps you can make your device webcam enable again. A side impact is that it might make the webcam of your laptop a bit harder to work properly. If you are lucky then the problem can be solved by taking these steps.

When all steps are finished reboot your device to check whether the problem with your webcam is fixed or not.

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