If your Integrated laptop web camera is not working in your Windows 10 running laptop there are multiple reasons due to which the problem might arise. It can be as simple as the latest Windows 10 Update which might have to lead to faulty drivers or due to a faulty camera module, the camera in some cases closes on its own in the middle of a Video Call or doesn’t open at all. Web camera is used in many apps such as Skype, Google Hangouts, Conference calls, etc for casual talks to important meetings as well. So having a problem with Web camera not working will be a hassle for many users.
Let us look at the various techniques with which you can fix the integrated web-camera not working problem in your Laptop from any company – Dell, Sony, Lenovo, Asus, Acer, etc.
Update Laptop Camera Driver:
This usually helps if you are facing a problem after doing a Software update to your Laptop.
Step 1: Right-click on Start
Step 2: Select Device Manager in the list or open Run box (Click Windows button plus R key and enter “devmgmt.msc” and press enter
Step 3: Click on DVD/CD-ROM drives and click on Cameras or Imaging devices under it
Step 4: Right-click on Integrated webcam driver or laptop camera
Step 5: Select Update Driver Software
Step 6: Now select – Search automatically for updated driver software, this will automatically search for the software to be installed or if you have drivers downloaded you can select Browse my computer for driver software
Step 7: Select “Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer“
Step 8: Select USB ‘Video device
Step 9: Click “Next” and follow the instructions given on the screen and then Restart the computer to complete the installation
Run Hardware Troubleshooter
Windows comes equipped with a troubleshooter that checks for any issues with the installed device and fixes it if it is in its control.
Step 1: Right Click on Start
Step 2: Select Control Panel
Step 3: Click on “View by” option in the top right corner
Step 4: Click on the drop-down arrow and select “Large icons“
Step 5: Click Troubleshooting
Step 6: Click on View all option on the left side and click on Hardware and Devices
Step 7: Click on Next and then follow the instructions to run the troubleshooter which will detect any issues present
Reinstall Laptop Camera
This can help in fixing the problem in some cases as you will be Reinstalling the laptop camera from the start and any problem if any in its files will be fixed.
Step 1: Right-click on the Start button and click on Device Manager
Step 2: Click on Imaging devices
Step 3: Now Right-click on the laptop camera or integrated webcam option
Step 4: Now click Uninstall and then Restart your Laptop
Step 5: After Restart, the drivers will be automatically installed
If none of the steps work you need to check with a laptop repair technician for hardware related issues as it might be a problem with the camera sensor or any wires connecting it to the motherboard.
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