"Windos 10": the camera does not work on the laptop. How do I turn on the device or fix a problem?
Webcams used for video communication, for a long timealready ceased to be luxury items, and today they are available on all laptops. But it also happens that the camera on the laptop with "Windows 10" does not work. Why? Causes, as well as methods for their elimination, can be quite a lot. Next, we discuss basic situations and solutions for enabling a webcam or troubleshooting if it does not work. The options described below are perfect not only for the tenth version of the system, but for all other modifications.
Why "Windows 10" does not see a laptop camera: possible reasons
To begin with, consider a few basic reasons,due to which the user can not access the webcam. This may be a banal breakdown of the device, but issues related to this will not be considered.
Among the most common situations when the camera on a laptop with "Winds 10" does not work, you can note the following:
- the camera is turned off at the hardware level;
- the camera is disabled in the software environment;
- the necessary drivers are missing.
Based on the above reasons, you can advise a few basic methods for activating the device, which will be further discussed in the most detail.
How to turn on the camera on a laptop with "Windows 10" from the keyboard?
So, first of all pay attention tolaptop keyboard. Laptops have one main feature, which is that some built-in devices are turned on exclusively through the use of keyboard shortcuts, one of which is the Fn button (Wi-Fi and Bluetooth modules, screen projection, sound, etc.).
It is possible that the camera on the laptop with "Windows 10" does not work just because it turns on not in automatic, but in manual mode.
You can also check if the device is working correctlyquite simply, running, for example, Skype. Setting up a webcam on a laptop with "Winds 10" can be done not only in this application, but also with the help of the main control applet, if one is provided for it, or by testing online.
Activate the camera in the "Task Manager"
If nothing of what has been described is notyou should call Device Manager (devmgmt.msc) and find the camera there, pre-specifying the hidden devices display. As a rule, the camera will be designated as an image processing device.
If it has an icon with an arrow,directed down, this is just what indicates that the device is turned off. Via the PKM menu, you simply select the "Activate" line and look at the result.
Questions about installing drivers
If, after that, the camera on the laptop with"Windows 10" does not work, it may very well be that there are no drivers installed for it or they are obsolete. In the first case, the camera may not be recognized and will be present in the list of unknown devices with a mark in the form of a yellow triangle with an exclamation point. In the second variant it can be seen as a workable device.
For both cases,the driver update string, or use the input to the properties for this. If the system fails to update, you can remove the driver, and then try to install it again. If this also does not help, you need to install the software from the original disk or find suitable drivers using the VEN and DEV identifiers from the equipment ID list.
In case of emergency, you can even remove the devicefrom the system, and then ask the Windows installer to install the downloaded driver from the specified source by selecting the folder with the saved file via the review function.
Enabling the camera in the BIOS
In the case when the drivers are OK, but the camera properties indicate that the device is disabled, most likely it needs to be activated in the BIOS settings.
In the settings you need to find the Onboard sectionDevice Configuration or Advanced, in which there will be a camera (Onboard Webcam or Camera). For this device, set the Enabled parameter. If there is no camera in the list, the problem may be that the BIOS shows a shortened version of the settings. All the parameters will be displayed when using the combination Ctrl + F1, after which it is necessary to switch on again.
Pay special attention to the item Install OS. If this option is set to Start, the camera will not work. To enable it, set the value to Finish, save the changes (F10, then the Y key) and reboot the laptop.