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Lenovo Thinkpad X200 With Windows 10 Pro - Can't Get Integrated Webcam To Work!

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Found 13th AprEdited by:"louiselouise"
I have a Lenovo Thinkpad X200 (Windows 7 version) which has been used sparingly (one careful lady owner) over the last few years and is in great nick.

As I don't use it a lot, I only recently put Windows 10 Pro on - everything runs fine (I bunged a Crucial 240GB SSD in a few years ago to speed things up).

My problem is the integrated Webcam. It worked fine with previous versions of Windows (and shows in Device Manager) but won't work at all. Tried uninstalling it from Device Manager and rebooting - no luck.

I got drivers from here download.lenovo.com/eol/

No joy finding any solutions on the Lenovo Forums - I'm guessing as it is an old machine (circa 2009) maybe Lenovo just stopped supporting it?

Anyone else with an X200 running Windows 10 with webcam issues? Many thanks for any replies.
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Your webcam might of been down graded to an imaging device. What software Are You trying to use ?
Original Poster
Hi kester76 - thanks for replying so quickly. Was going to use it with Skype but Skype can't find any camera.33632006-QIxJw.jpgAs you mentioned, yes, it's under Imaging Devices 33632006-fZmiM.jpg
Edited by: "louiselouise" 13th Apr
louiselouise1 h, 30 m ago

Hi kester76 - thanks for replying so quickly. Was going to use it with …Hi kester76 - thanks for replying so quickly. Was going to use it with Skype but Skype can't find any camera.[Image] As you mentioned, yes, it's under Imaging Devices [Image]


I think Microsoft have been dropping support for low res cameras. I had a similar issue with my PS3 eye.
Original Poster
Managed to get it working after tinkering with the Lenovo Communication Utility (in Control Panel). You've got to ensure Integrated Camera is Enabled in BIOS (Security>I/OS Options)

and the programs
-- Lenovo Power Management Driver
-- Integrated Camera Driver
-- Lenovo Communication Utility
-- Lenovo Hotkey Features Integration package

are all installed. Then it shows up on Skype as an option. May help anyone else, as I can't seem to get the Lenovo Update software to work, you have to install the Lenovo programs manually (unless anyone knows better)! It's not the greatest camera, but good in a pinch.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 16th Apr
Original Poster
Just another FYI for any ye olde X200 users who have upgraded to Windows 10 (yes, I was late to the party so this is probably old news)..I found I couldn't get the Mute Hotkey to work with the newest version of the Hotkey software.

According to this Reddit thread reddit.com/r/t…on/ the older version, 3.81 (scroll down) support.lenovo.com/in/…261 of the Thinkpad Hotkey Features Integration tool brings the Mute button back to life.

Everything is now working as it should - it even brings back the older Thinkpad onscreen graphics when I use certain Hotkeys (which I was fond of)!

Seems this solution may apply to other older Thinkpads like the T61 and T400?
Edited by: "louiselouise" 17th Apr
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