Lenovo T400 / T500 :: WebCam Of T430u Not Working Properly
Jan 23, 2013
I just bought a T430u but I cannot get the WebCam to work properly. When I use for example the Windows 8 camera app or Skype the green light next to the WebCam turns on but instead of seeing me on the screen I just find a grey picture with a white crossed out camera.
I got a T520 with 8G memory, beer accidently spilled on it, it wouldn't start again. So I got a new T430u with 4G memory. I was wondering if I could take the 8 G memory from t520, to be installed on t430u, is it gonna compatible on t430u?
I have a T510 running Win7 64-bit. For at least 3 years, I have had the same dual monitor setup (2 DoubleSight DS-1900S) running off my minidock with the laptop closed. The rgith monitor is the primary, running off the DVI port, while the left uses the analog port. I was away for a week at Scout camp, powered on the system once while I was there, and when I came back to the office, my monitor setup started failing.
Specifically, the right screen is active but it no longer displays the signal being sent to it. When I powercycle the screen, I can see the display for about a quarter of a second, then it goes blank. When the problem first started, I could cycle it about 20 times and eventually it would stay on, until I left the unit overnight and it went to sleep, at which point the probelm started again.
Sounds like a wonky monitor? I have a backup set of monitors that I swapped in, and had the same exact problem, so that appears to rule out a mechanical defect. More fun facts: I can only use the laptop screen as a standalone display. I cannot get the multidisplay control panel to open, even though my left screen is powered up. However, one of my programs that normally launches to my right (main) screen will still launch, but not to my laptop screen. It really wants to live on my right screen, even when that screen is not powered on (I can close the program by accessing the icon bar at the bottom of my laptop screen).
NIB T430U (Type 8614), 128 SSD, shipped with Win 7 Pro but had a Win 8 Pro license.
Booted into Windows Installer via USB thumb drive running YUMI Multiboot tool (Win 7 Pro is the only OS on it currently). Installer loads perfectly, go into Custom (Advanced), blew away all existing partitions and create a new one using all available space (122104MB). New partition is created, go to format, expecting it to automatically create the System Reserved partition but it doesn't. Click Next, get an errors stating, "Setup cannot create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition. Check setup logs for more details."
Did some research and decided to go into DISKPART and do all of the partitioning ahead of time. Ran the following sequence:
diskpart list disk select disk # clean all create partition primary align=1024 format fs=ntfs active exit exit
Closed the Windows Installer to reboot the PC and went through the same installation motions, omitting making any changes when in the Custom (Advanced) section, same error.
My webcam has been working fine with all programs (skype, aim, websites, etc) until yesterday. Now, it just shows a black sceen and when I try to access it on websites I get error messages saying the webcam can not be found. When I look under my devices, it says the webcam is installed and my drivers are up to date. I tried reinstalling the drivers but that didn't work.
I rarely use this machine but a couple of months ago I went to boot it up and found that I was not able to get past the Windows splash screen. Sometimes I don't even get the Windows splash screen, I just get a black screen. Rarely I get a Windows screen saying that it is diagnosing a system problem or something to that effect and I can even get to where it will allow me to do some Windows diagnostics but nothing ever comes of it and the process is extremely slow.
I called Lenovo, but of course my machine is out of waranty so the tech just gave me a few pointers and said I could send it in to the depo but the potential repair cost could range up to about 75% of what I paid for the machine in the first place. Anyways, after having me try a few things in the BIOS he suggested that it was likely the hard drive. I mistakenly thought from the time that I bought this machine that the OS was installed on the 24 GB SSD so I ordered a new SSD and swapped it in. This made no difference at all as I have now learned that the mSATA SSD drive is merely for cache to speed up booting.
I am afraid that this means the main HDD is at fault, and quite frankly, if I replace it I am going to do a fresh install of Windows 7. But I do have pictures and docs that I would like to salvage if possible.
Trying to figure out if this is a warrenty issue or some wacky setting that I have somehow turned on.
When I hit the spacebar, it is always preceded with the a press of the right arrow. When I press the right arrow, it is followed by a spacebar. Thus I get a kinda cool effect when I edit put the cursor in the middle of a string and hold down space bar such as: "And in the mi d d l e I w i l l s p a c e ."
System update Lenovo stopped working some days ago. Today I had my fingers crossed that maybe with the installation of currently latest version it will work (systemupdate506-11-04-2014.exe). When I have ran the installation it has warned me there are some previous versions and it will be installed, but installation didn't went thru. After manually removing System update service (sc delete SERVICENAME) and running the installation again, the installation wizard completed successfully...
But then when I run System update I receive an error "T440S - System update Cuuldn't start properly".
How to achieve that System update would work properly on T440s laptop. My operating system is 8.1 x64 enterprise.
Just got a new T420 and tried the webcam feature but unfortunately it doesn't work. When Fn+F6 is press I only see the audio settings. I installed the latest driver from LENOVO and rebooted the system but it's still the same, just the audio settings. Updated the communication & hotkey as well.
I have the T540p and the webcam doesn't work at all. When I try using it in Skype and Adobe Connect, I just get the camera icon with a slash through it. I've read in other forums that uninstalling the webcam driver and reinstalling it doens't work. I really need the webcam to work so this is pretty urgent for me.
i ve got thinkpad t440s model 20AQ004VRT so it got europe only geforce GT 730M video card. I've noticed that if i use it all day long( about 4-5 hours, maybe got something to do with sleep mode) fan stops spinning and notebook gets really hot under high loads. Fan starts working only after reboot. I've tried to use tpfancontrol but smart mode stopped detecting cpu tempreture and even somehow crushed battery life detection, so ive had to remove it.
Other than that, I've got gorilla glass bit extruded from the left side. I can push it but it keeps coming back to that position.And ive had fingerprint reader error - system could not find it after some time of use, but that problem resolved itself somehow, maybe after ive removed northon protection system...
Today i bought Lenovo IdeaPad G50-70. Everything went ok, but then, when I wanted to call my friend via Skype I realize my microphone isn't working. I checked all forums, tried everything still not working. I thought ok, I will input my microphone( I have one ), but this laptop only has 1 connector. Or you connect headphones or microphone, you can't both. I need to have headphones tho.I installed and reinstalled driver already too.The operation system is Win7 64 bit.
I've been having this weird problem where my Fn+F5 combination (which toggles wireless on and off) has stopped working. I recently uninstalled, and then reinstalled, the lenovo driver for power management in windows 8 64, because I was having the same problem with putting the computer into sleep mode via Fn+F4 (I think by reinstalling the driver, it fixed the sleep mode problem but screwed up my "toggle wireless" ability via keyboard). If the power management driver was potentially the culprit for these two problems, and I reinstall it once again....
I purchased a manufacturer refurbished Lenovo Thinkpad T410 2522EC8 a few days ago. My USB ports are simply not responding to anything. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers. The only sign the USB ports show is when I plug in my mouse, the mouse lights up, but it doesn't actually work. Also, when I look under disk management, the only drives that show up are System Reserved, C: Drive, and D: Drive.
The built-in camera on my T-530 is not working. I made a thread about it on Microsoft's support site, but I haven't been able to resolve the issue. [URL] ....
When I try to capture video with a program, All I get is this symbol:
It does this with every program I've tried including Camera, Windows Movie Maker, and Skype. The programs can still record videos and save them, but the only thing that appears in them is this symbol.
I've tried changing my permission settings. I can give skype permission to use the built-in camera, but it doesn't work. For whatever reason I don't have to option to give permission to Camera or to Movie Maker.
I've also reinstalled the driver for my camera. Then I ran the Lenovo Solution Center and Lenovo Thinkvantage System Update and updated everything I could.
Based on the advice I got from Microsoft tech support I have run the hardware trouble shooter, installed all the Windows updates I could get, reinstalled the built-in camera driver in compatibility mode and updated my BIOS driver.
I connect my T410 to an ethernet connection, open up Access Connections, and try to get the Mobile Hotspot feature working. When I click on "Start", the button just turns to "Starting..." and hangs there forever.
T410 2516-CTO Intel 6300 AGN WiFi card Intel 82577LM Ethernet Access Connections 5.93 Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
I am a PC technician building a Thinkpad T540p for an end user. It is running Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit. I have installed all the drivers directly from the Lenovo support page. My problem is that the function key to turn the Wireless Radio is not working. I have checked function lock. The other function keys do their marked function fine. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the hotkey driver as well as the wireless driver and I still can not get it to work.
I bought t420 last month. Yesterday i spilled liquid on the clicks on touchpad. The right button works but it freezes sometimes, left doesn't work at all. Because i am in Europe now,the warnity does not cover. Also the ultranav buttons don't work. With external mouse it works.
Symptom: when trying to enroll a fingerprint, I get the message: 'Use a longer stroke when scanning your fingerprint,' the sensor light turns from green to blinking orange (3 times), then back to green. Same happens when when trying to enroll from Windows PC Setting/ Sign-in Options/ Fingerprint (Add).
What I tried: uninstalling ThinkVantage Fingerprint Software and Driver (to include selecting 'Delete the driver software for this device'), rebooting, using Lenovo System Update to re-install ThinkVantage Fingerprint Software, rebooting. Have also tried to manually install previous versions of the Fingerprint Software to no avail.
I had this similar problem in the past, since upgrading from Windows 8 to 8.1, but the steps above usually resolved it.
I was having sound issues that I fixed by updating my BIOS from the website's drivers. However now I can no longer use the middle click button. I used this for opening new tabs and now it doesnt even work for scrolling either. I have auto scroll enabled in firefox and I have confirmed that it does not work in IE either. I went to control panel -> Mouse and there is not even an option for a middle button.
I have a 3-yr old Thinkpad T500 laptop w/ XP. My on-screen volume and brightness displays have recently disappeared. Spoke with customer support and was advised to download all the machine updates....did that, but still not working.
I got my thinkpad T530 last week. I tested the skype after opening the box and it works. Then I took off the original 320G HDD and put my 830 SSD on it, reinstalled the win8.Just last night when I tried to chat with my parents on skype i found out the the camera is dead. I tried by doing so:
1) according to others threads I uninstall most of the unnecessary drivers; 2) reinstall the camera driver; 3) deleted the ricoh media driver; 4) updated the BIOS; 5) tired to locate someone mentioned, the "privacy" problem. But the video/camera option is not even showing up by Fn+F6; 6) downloaded and installed the thirdparty AMCAM and it says no camera device can be found.