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I have a Lenovo S10 with a webcam, and i want to use it for video chats with some friends of mine. However Windows Live Messenger seems to think i haven't a webcam installed even when i do. I've checked Devices and Printers and it shows up there, so it's not that the machine doesn't see the camera. I don't have any other software on hand to test the camera at the moment but i could get some if neccessary. OS is Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit. How can i get the webcam working with WLM?

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

IIRC on the Lenovo S10 Fn + ESC is the key combo to toggle the webcam on/off.

note: the Fn key may require some 'hotkey' driver from Lenovo.

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Nope that doesn't work, the camera is on but WLM doesn't see it. – RCIX Nov 28 '09 at 0:27
although the webcam is showing in the device manager, it can still be turned off. do you test the camera (e.g. with MS Paint, file, from scanner or camera, this should get you a still picture from the webcam)? – Molly7244 Nov 28 '09 at 0:54
I'll test that and check. Though when i use that it removes and adds it from devices and printers. – RCIX Nov 28 '09 at 1:57
Apparently it works nw though i'm not sure how if fixed it. Thanks for the help anyway! – RCIX Nov 28 '09 at 2:03
this is the time of the year for little miracles :) – Molly7244 Nov 28 '09 at 2:06

I had the same problem. Same netbook. But I found out it works when the other person invites me.

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