Fix camera and webcam not working in Windows 10

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How to fix camera and webcam issues in Windows 10: - You asked your friend to be online at exactly 17pm for a video chat and he opens his computer at 00am. To your dismay, the webcam refuses to come to life and it is not possible to continue the video chat at the set time. Before we start cursing your laptop and webcam, let's try a simple method that can solve your problem efficiently. Read on to learn all about this simple trick that could save your life.


  • Find the This PC icon on your Desktop and right-click on it. From the right-click context menu, find and click on the option called Manage.


  • This opens a new window called IT Management. Click on Device Administrator from the left window pane. Now look for an entry called Imaging Devices in the right window pane.
  • Note: if you can't find imaging device in the list, then click View and then Show Hidden Devices from the top bar.
  • Click its associated arrow to expand it. You will now see an entry called Integrated Webcam. Right-click on it and select Uninstall option.


  • When prompted to confirm the uninstall of the device, please click the OK button. This will cause Input Imaging Devices to disappear.


  • Now right click on your computer username which is displayed as the first entry in the right pane of the Computer Management window. Please select Check for hardware changes option from the context menu that appears.


  • That is. The Imaging devices The entry will reappear and the problem with the webcam is resolved.


  • If at any time you have trouble finding the Imaging Devices file you can right-click the Device Administrator file, then click See and then via Show Hidden Devices.

If the above method doesn't solve your problem, please leave feedback. We would be happy to help you. Hope you found the article useful. You may also be interested in our article on the topic How to disable the built-in webcam for Windows 10. Don't hesitate to check it out.

Check - If it doesn't work, you can also open Settings -> Privacy -> Camera and make sure the option allow the app to use my camera It's access.

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