Lenovo g470 integrated camera not working

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mosman84

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hey, i have an Lenovo g470 laptop with windows 7 Home Basic, Service pack 1, 64 bits and the webcam wont work. when i start up cyberlink youcam, it says: "Warning, No webcam detected. Try plugging in a webcam into your computer now. If you are using an integrated camera, make sure that it is turned on". It worked when i first got my computer for a few months, then it stopped. I havent used it for a few months because of this problem. Please help me! Any help is appreciated, thanks!
 

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It sounds like the driver for the webcam might be corrupted somehow or its not working for whatever reason.Go to the lenovo website and look under support drivers and downloads for that model and you should see a windows 7 webcam driver.If it specifies windows 7 64 bit use that one.Download and install it and hopefully it will solve your problem.I had a g570 that i traded in for the g770.The g series laptops are part of the essential line of lenovo laptops and very well made.
 

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Thanks Sueohio for your response. I have downloaded camera driver for lenovo g470 from their website but still the camera is not working :( and I would also wanna inform that I can't see the imaging device in the device manager. Your effort would be highly appreciated.
 

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For that model on the lenovo website under support drivers and downloads for the g470 the camera driver is listed under camera and card readers. When you downloaded it did you also install it?Just downloading it doesnt do anything.If it was also installed sometimes you have to reboot the computer to make sure it works properly.
 

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Well, I have downloaded it and installed it as well. I have also reboot the computer, but still nothing happens :(

Please try to assist in this regards, thanks in advance.
 

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Its very possible the camera itself might not work at all anymore in spite of your best efforts to try to do so.You can maybe take it somewhere and see whats what with it and go from there.I have several computers with built in cameras and i never use them as the picture quality is very poor and the colors look like sepia tone which makes it look like an old fashioned photo.I use usb logitech cameras that give you a much better quality picture.
 

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Does the webcam show up in Device Manager? If not, then it's disconnected or broken. Installing drivers isn't going to help.

I'm not sure what SUEOHIO is basing her analysis on. Webcams on modern laptops have excellent picture quality. I've never seen one with "sepia" tones.
 

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To me the usb cameras have a much better picture quality.But i guess its a matter of personal opinion and preference.I have several brand new computers with built in cameras and they just arent the same to me.But thats neither here nor there i guess.
 
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