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[T450] How to hide the camera ?

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[T450] How to hide the camera ?

#1 Post by WarMachine » Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:01 pm

Hello,

My friend has given me a T440 (not so bad machine but OMG ! what a crappy horrendous clunkpad !!!) one week ago and has shown me the "new" T450 he bought for himself. He likes this machine a lot, but he is annoyed by the webcam, because he can't hide it. He disabled it in the BIOS and he was searching for something to put over the lens (something better looking than a adhesive).

I remembered I had seen the Thinkshutter on some newer machines. So I thought perhaps it would be possible to adapt one on the T450. Has someone done that?

Thank you ! :)

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Re: [T450] How to hide the camera ?

#2 Post by Screamer » Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:44 pm

These tape-on shutters may work out for you, though I would be concerned about its thickness that may interfere with the lid.

Not without some difficulty, since the T450's lid has insufficient space for a makeshift ThinkShutter to fit into. Nearly every ThinkPad that has the ThinkShutter, is known to have a recessed webcam to allow the ThinkShutter to seat in flush, without sticking out of the lid.

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Re: [T450] How to hide the camera ?

#3 Post by WarMachine » Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:23 am

Hello,

Thank you for your answer. I know that the shutters exist, I have one somewhere here, but it's too big for the laptop. But I wanted to know if a mod was doable, by replacing the bezel and the camera part of the T450. It seems not. No big deal anyway. :)

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Re: [T450] How to hide the camera ?

#4 Post by RealBlackStuff » Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:49 am

0.03 inch/0.68 mm thick shutter: https://www.ebay.ie/itm/401411970547
Alternatively, a piece of black tape will work wonders!
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Re: [T450] How to hide the camera ?

#5 Post by dr_st » Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:16 am

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:49 am
0.03 inch/0.68 mm thick shutter: https://www.ebay.ie/itm/401411970547
Alternatively, a piece of black tape will work wonders!
You won't find anything better than those two options.
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