Lenovo T420 integrated camera is not working

Posted on September 28, 2014 ยท Posted in Lenovo Driver Article

Im employing a Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with Windows 7 64-bit and my integrated webcam just isn’t working. Skype settings always show a mistake (see below). I could to install this driver nevertheless it didn’t work.


had a similar trouble with identical configuration – t420, win 64bit, had the lenovo-suggested driver installed (and re-reinstalled) and camera wasn’t working, with same behavior as described inside your issue and picture.
for my case, an addition to the behavior described is: once i had the communication settings screen open (i.e. in which the camera should appear but didn’t), the camera’s green Led was lit, suggesting it’s started.

searched over it a great deal, and lastly now used to do something simple – uninstalled camera through the device manager . refreshed the device manager and automatically you got reinstalled underneath the default Win driver. Ta Daaaaaa… camera’s working now.
i reckon that it may not be the superior performance/quality which the manufacturer’s driver should’ve offered, but… leastways it works.

i don’t know about what extent this trivial solution works on the case, nor in the event you tried it already, but hope it will help.
now i am still curious what goes on easily reinstall the lenovo camera driver. i’ll try this too.