Why does my webcam not work with Skype on a new Lenovo laptop?

babybash500 February 25, 2012
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I just got this laptop yesterday. It’s a Lenovo and everything works fine. I went to Skype and it wouldn’t load my webcam. I can see other people, but mine just shows the picture.

When I go to webcam settings, it just loads, that’s it. My webcam is built in and if it’s disabled I don’t know how to enable it again. I’m not good with computers, so if you can help, I would appreciate it soooo much.

  1. passion barnett
    July 11, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    i need help fixing my webcam and it ant wirking can you help me please

  2. Karkala Nayak
    February 26, 2012 at 7:09 am

    Hello,

    You can check out this site for instructions on how to enable skype Video..[Instructions are with Pictures]
    http://goo.gl/vjWz3

    I hope your Skype version is 5.5.0.124 because these instructions are for that version

    I hope it helped
    :)

  3. Anonymous
    February 25, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    The third party software like windows firewall and antivirus. Just disable it while using the Skype and see if this helps?

    Skype can't detect sound card Lenovo ThinkPad E520 !!Pictures?!!
    http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-Edge/Skype-can-t-detect-sound-card-Lenovo-ThinkPad-E520-Pictures/td-p/446497
    perhaps you need the driver?

    How do I use a headset, microphone or speakers with Skype?
    https://support.skype.com/en-us/faq/FA10745/How-do-I-use-a-headset-microphone-or-speakers-with-Skype

    How do I configure Skype to work with a new headset, microphone or speakers?
    https://support.skype.com/en-us/faq/FA11017/How-do-I-configure-Skype-to-work-with-a-new-headset-microphone-or-speakers

    Why can't I hear the other person?
    https://support.skype.com/en-us/faq/FA348/Why-can-t-I-hear-the-other-person

    Why can’t the other person hear me?
    https://support.skype.com/en-us/faq/FA897/Why-can-t-the-other-person-hear-me

    How do I adjust my speaker volume during a call in Skype 5.8 for Windows?
    https://support.skype.com/en-us/faq/FA11032/How-do-I-adjust-my-speaker-volume-during-a-call-in-Skype-5-8-for-Windows

    How can I improve my audio quality?
    https://support.skype.com/en-us/faq/FA10746/How-can-I-improve-my-audio-quality

    In Skype
    •If the microphone is not recognized, go to Skype > Tools > Options > Audio Settings > Microphone
     •Select Microsoft default device 
    •Uncheck "Automatically adjust audio settings" 
    http://en.kioskea.net/faq/3675-skype-does-not-recognize-the-microphone

    Reset Your Skype Settings
     Delete the folder c:Documents and settingsApplication dataSkype. A new one will be created automatically when you sign in again.