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Can you suggest me some camera covers? [T520/X201]

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Can you suggest me some camera covers? [T520/X201]

#1 Post by Kristian-770 » Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:35 am

So, I would like a couple covers that work like the ThinkShutter, which these two machines are of course too old to have. I looked at the EFF (would not mind supporting a worthwhile cause) but they offer only stickers.

Anyone here familiar with a ThinkCentric retailer of laptop camera covers?

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Re: Can you suggest me some camera covers? [T520/X201]

#2 Post by MikalE » Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:06 am

Cut a small square of electrical tape. Problem solved.

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Re: Can you suggest me some camera covers? [T520/X201]

#3 Post by RealBlackStuff » Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:30 am

Or check eBay with: laptop webcam (cover,shutter)
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Re: Can you suggest me some camera covers? [T520/X201]

#4 Post by dr_st » Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:44 am

These generally work well for me:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/6PCS-WebCam-Sh ... 2952493265

But you may have to mount them vertically on these Thinkpads, as the bezel isn't flat enough there.
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Re: Can you suggest me some camera covers? [T520/X201]

#5 Post by Kristian-770 » Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:28 pm

I'm aware of the tape solution, I just thought it would be nice with something with a red dot or whatever.

dr_st: Thanks, let me look into those.

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Re: Can you suggest me some camera covers? [T520/X201]

#6 Post by cadillacmike68 » Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:43 pm

Kristian-770 wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:28 pm
I'm aware of the tape solution, I just thought it would be nice with something with a red dot or whatever.

dr_st: Thanks, let me look into those.


Just paint a red dot on the tape! Or use a small piece of red duct tape.
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Re: Can you suggest me some camera covers? [T520/X201]

#7 Post by Radioguy » Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:13 am

STAPLES has this set on clearance, but only in stores. I think it was like $3 or so.

https://www.staples.com/staples-webcam- ... t_24338444
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