How to Use an Integrated Camera for a Lenovo T400 ThinkPad Laptop

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How to Use an Integrated Camera for a Lenovo T400 ThinkPad Laptop
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The Lenovo T400 is a performance-oriented laptop that includes high-end features such as an integrated webcam. The webcam comes with very little supporting software. A number of different programs including Skype and Yawcam let T400 users take full advantage of their integrated webcams.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

    Skype

  1. 1

    Download and install the Skype program from the link provided in the resources section below.

  2. 2

    Follow the on screen instructions to create a Skype account.

  3. 3

    Choose "Preferences" from the main Skype menu and click the "Video" button.

  4. 4

    Click the box to enable Skype video and set Skype's video handling preferences.

    Yawcam

  1. 1

    Download and install the Yawcam software from the link provided in the resources section below.

  2. 2

    Launch the Yawcam software and navigate to the settings menu.

  3. 3

    Choose the "Camera" option in the Settings menu and select the T400's camera from the drop-down menu.

  4. 4

    Press the icon for the Yawcam software, located in the system tray. A live view from the camera will appear on the screen.

    ManyCam

  1. 1

    Download and install the ManyCam software from the link provided in the resources section below.

  2. 2

    Launch the ManyCam software and navigate to the Settings menu.

  3. 3

    Choose the T400's integrated webcam from the drop-down menu.

  4. 4

    Press the icon for the ManyCam software, now located in the system tray. A live view from the camera will appear on the screen.

Tips and warnings

  • If you encounter difficulties configuring the camera, update the camera's driver to the most recent version. A link to the download is provided in the resources section below.

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