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T420 Webcam Upgrade

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vivaelt42
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T420 Webcam Upgrade

#1 Post by vivaelt42 » Sat Jul 23, 2016 12:47 pm

Recently I dropped an SSD into my T420, bought the extended life 9-cell, and repasted the CPU heatsink. Man, this thing flys now. However, the webcam is of really poor quality. After I got it working on Windows 10 by using the standard Microsoft drivers and not the Lenovo ones, I realized that the camera is a standard USB camera.

Which got me thinking... Is it possible to upgrade the camera to a better one? The ThinkWiki says that it is possible for some DIYer's to do it.

Thanks
Current user: ThinkPad 11e 4th Gen

Repair Project: T420
Museum pieces: T42, 380XD

gevor
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Joined: Mon Feb 15, 2021 6:48 am
Location: Moscow, Russia

Re: T420 Webcam Upgrade

#2 Post by gevor » Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:31 am

Any luck with this one?

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