Windows 10: Webcam stopped working

Discus and support Webcam stopped working in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; I have an HP tower I bought in the Fall of 2020 along with a webcam on Amazon, which is plug and play. It worked fine on several of the Zoom sessions... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by PearTree1945, Apr 6, 2021 at 6:07 PM.

  1. Webcam stopped working


    I have an HP tower I bought in the Fall of 2020 along with a webcam on Amazon, which is plug and play. It worked fine on several of the Zoom sessions I needed to be on. I recently needed to use it again, but it wouldn't work. I have done all the suggested fixes, i.e. given all the permissions for the camera app, allowed the camera on Norton360, deleted the driver, then reinstalled, etc. But Windows fails to recognize it. I think it may be because of a Windows Update which may have for security purposes blocked it. In Device Manager it says the manufacturer is Huawei Technologies, a Chinese firm.

    I also have an Apple iMac and when I plug it into that machine and switch from the internal camera to external, it works fine, so it isn't the device, but maybe a Microsoft issue. Any Ideas?

    Thanks

    :)
     
    PearTree1945, Apr 6, 2021 at 6:07 PM
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  2. Webcam had disappeared

    Hi,

    The webcam may have stopped working due to hardware failure, or a loose cable that connects it to the device’s motherboard. We suggest that you try to show hidden devices in
    Device Manager by following these steps:

    • Right-click on the Start menu and select Device Manager.
    • Click on the View tab and select Show hidden devices.

    If you are seeing the webcam drivers, uninstall them. Then restart your device to check if Windows will be able to recognize the webcam and will install the drivers.

    Let us know how it turns out.
     
  3. Naresh_K Win User
    Webcam not working

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    This issue can occur if the camera drivers are not up-to date, your anti-virus may be blocking the camera, or camera app is not installed properly. I would suggest you to follow the troubleshooting steps mentioned in the article:
    Camera does not work in Windows 10. You can also refer to the suggestion on HP article:
    HP PCs - Webcam Troubleshooting (Windows 10, 8).



    If you need any further assistance, please write back with the following information:



    1. What happens when you are trying to access Camera app?
    2. What is the exact error message you are getting?
    3. What is version of Windows 10 that is installed on your device?
    4. Are you using an external webcam? If yes, please help us with the make and model of the webcam.


    Regards,
     
  4. Webcam stopped working

    Webcam not working in Windows 10 Pro on Microsoft camera app and not on Skype

    Hi,

    Since you mentioned that you already reinstalled the driver for your webcam, we suggest that you perform these troubleshooting steps to resolve your concern:


    Get back to us with the results of the suggested troubleshooting steps.
     
    Kristoffer Abs, Apr 6, 2021 at 6:17 PM
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