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My laptop doesn't detect the built-in camera

So, today I was having online classes and I noticed the camera wasn't working. I even installed some programs that also didn't recognise the camera. Any ideas to help me?

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What brand of laptop is it? I would check and see if your laptop has a switch or function key which disables the camera. A bunch of newer HPs have a hardware switch on the side which kills the camera.

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6 minutes ago, c0ndexus said:

So, today I was having online classes and I noticed the camera wasn't working. I even installed some programs that also didn't recognise the camera. Any ideas to help me?

Many laptops have an Fn-key on the keyboard plus some key will have a small webcam-icon: you have possibly accidentally pressed those buttons together to disable the camera. Pressing them together should turn the camera back on.

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7 minutes ago, c0ndexus said:

So, today I was having online classes and I noticed the camera wasn't working. I even installed some programs that also didn't recognise the camera. Any ideas to help me?

maybe you could go to device manager to see if it's there

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1 minute ago, Tom_nerd said:

does device manager pick it up?

 

2 minutes ago, Andreaskhoi said:

maybe you could go to device manager to see if it's there

It is there and it says everything is up to date.

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3 minutes ago, WereCatf said:

Many laptops have an Fn-key on the keyboard plus some key will have a small webcam-icon: you have possibly accidentally pressed those buttons together to disable the camera. Pressing them together should turn the camera back on.

 

4 minutes ago, Flannelist said:

What brand of laptop is it? I would check and see if your laptop has a switch or function key which disables the camera. A bunch of newer HPs have a hardware switch on the side which kills the camera.

It's a Laptop Acer Aspire F5. I don't believe it has a feature like that.

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1 minute ago, c0ndexus said:

 

It is there and it says everything is up to date.

what model do you have, it might have a button that disables the camera

 

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Just now, Andreaskhoi said:

what model do you have, it might have a button that disables the camera

 

Acer Aspire F5

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