Lenovo G400 Laptop camera dark problem

Discussion in 'Mobile and Portable' started by carmz, Feb 7, 2016.

  1. carmz

    carmz MDL Senior Member

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    Hi, can I ask why is my LENOVO G400 laptop the camera is dark ?.

    can someone help me on this please I am using windows 10.


    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    driver issue....or your cam is bad. go to lenovo.com and download the latest driver for your camera.
     
  3. carmz

    carmz MDL Senior Member

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    I could not find the driver for my laptop camera.
     
  4. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    doesnt matter that driver should work......try installing it in compatibility mode.
     
  5. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Turn the light on, open the curtains
     
  6. carmz

    carmz MDL Senior Member

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    #9 carmz, Feb 7, 2016
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    I run it in compatibility mode windows 8..but still did not work.
     
  7. carmz

    carmz MDL Senior Member

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    the light is on beside in my camera. what do you mean open the curtains ?
     
  8. Bat.1

    Bat.1 MDL Addicted

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    I'll agree with MS User and You should also try every compatibility mode You have, not just Win 8. Reading Your post made Me check and I found I was using the Microsoft default driver dated 2006 on My G780 laptop. I never use the webcam but the Wife and Kids will Skype on it sometimes so I went ahead and searched and found a updated Vimicro driver from 2011. Luckily no need to change compatibility.

    I love My "Gremlin" and think Lenovo is still the leader in the Performance for the Price category, But Damn Their (Non)Support Site Sucks :mad:
     
  9. Hadron-Curious

    Hadron-Curious MDL Guru

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    Install your system Chipset and graphic drivers