Hi Everyone -
So I've tried using my built-in webcam the last few nights, as I recently have had to do online conference calls for work. The webcam was working just fine a few months ago the last time I used Skype, and this was the first attempted use since then. We use Adobe Connect, and when I tried to start my camera, it said no camera was detected. I started my YouCam software that came on the computer and it also said there was no camera detected.
I was going to post a screenshot of Device Manager, but the forum won't let me. So - under Imaging Devices, there is no webcam, just my printer. Under 'Sound, Video, and Game Controllers' there's the following: Conexand SmartAudio HD, Cyberlink WebCam Virtual Driver, and Intel® Display Audio.
The CyberLink Webcam Virtual Driver is purported to be up-to-date.
The lenovo website had a page for this problem, and said that if the camera didn't show up under Imaging Devices, I needed to contact a support center. But I'm not under warranty anymore and I don't want to have to pay them to fix something that shouldn't have broken.
I have a Lenovo IdeaPad U310 running Windows 7.
If anyone could help me resolve this, I'd be really grateful. I know I could probably just go buy an external webcam, but it rankles to go buy something that supposedly came with my laptop.