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My lenovo youcam is not responding or starting

My cam is working fine on skype or facebook chat.but whn i try to open it with the icon;it's not responding or starting.i've used fn+esc to unlock my evn doesn't work in chat rooms which ask for youcam.evn i've updated my driver but in vain.plzzzzzz help me out.

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There are instances where the OS fails to detect the installed drivers. The only solution that i would suggest is to reinstall the webcam driver. Just un-install and then re-install the webcam. You can also visit to trace the latest drivers for your model. Also, try installing the latest drivers. This might help.

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SOURCE: my lenovo y410 vista cam no working...i tried

Download the "Lenovo Easy Camera Driver" for vista from "Camera" section of the following site.

Then try to use Fn+Esc.

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Go to control panel and click system icon. Got to device manager and see if webcam is detected by your computer. Reinstall the driver of your webcam by going to lenovo site.

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Please try Fn+Esc. This function allows you to enable or disable the built-in camera for Lenovo Laptops. There should be a small camera symbol that would appear on the lower right corner of the screen. If the camera symbol has " \ " on it, it means the camera is disable but if not it means its enable.

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if there is no icon in the tray for a webcam try this,
Go to --->Start--->All Programs and see if there is an application for the webcam you don't say what type of cam you have but the name should sound like a camera of some type e.g. crystalbrite, webviewer, etc. in the folder there should be an app to activate the webcam.

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