Ways to Activate the Camera on an Acer Laptop

Ways to Activate the Camera on an Acer Laptop

Method 1: Hotkey

To activate the built-in camera on your Acer laptop, there is a shortcut key on the keyboard. Depending on the model, it may be located on the function keyboard "F1" - "F12". Also in some devices the function is activated by simultaneously pressing the combination of “Fn + Esc” o “Fn + V”. Examine the keyboard carefully: there should be a camera icon on the required key, indicating the launch of the built-in device.

When using the combination, both keys must be pressed simultaneously, otherwise the camera will not start.

Method 2: System Access Settings

In Windows 10 and 11, privacy settings can prohibit apps from accessing the camera. In this case, pressing a hotkey will have no effect. To change the settings, you can use the built-in tools:

  1. Press the keys at the same time "Win + I"to open the system window "Settings".. Select section "Privacy"..
  2. In the left pane, click the section "Camera". Press the button "Change". at the top of the main application window.
  3. In the pop-up menu, set the switch to "On.".

In this window, you can configure personal access to the camera for the various applications installed on your laptop.

Method 3: "Device Manager"

The camera can be disabled in "Device administrator". To activate it, do the following

  1. Right-click on the Windows icon "Start". and from the list that appears select "Device administrator"..
  2. Expand the menu «Cameras». The list should include the name of the installed device. If there is an icon of an arrow pointing down next to it, it is disabled.
  3. Highlight the device and click the tab "Action". on top. In the menu, select the option "Turn on the device.".

This completes the activation of the integrated webcam. If none of the methods worked, the problem is caused by outdated drivers, incorrect system configuration, or BIOS settings. In our separate article we have methods to solve the problem of the webcam malfunctioning in Windows based on the example of “ten”. Most of the methods are universal, so they will work for both earlier and later versions of the operating system.

Read more: Webcam not working on your Windows 10 laptop

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