Recent Chrome OS updates broke the camera on some Chromebooks for some users, as reported by About Chromebooksbut Google said Thursday it had released a fix.
Some bug reports found by About Chromebooks several issues were listed before the fix was available; one said the camera “just won’t work”, while another said the camera “can’t focus properly”. People also reported issues with a few different updates, at least one of which dates back to Chrome 97. (Chrome OS is currently at version 100.)
There have been some reports of camera issues with the following devices, according to: About Chromebooks†
- Acer Chromebook 14
- HP Chromebook x2 11
- Lenovo Duet 5 Chromebook 5
- Lenovo 10e Chromebook
- Google Pixelbook Go
- Acer Chromebook Spin 13
In a Reddit thread about recent camera issues with the Duet 5, a person with a “Verified Googler” tag said on Tuesday that the company is working on a fix. “Our team expects the fix to be available later this week with a software update and is not related to your device,” said the person, who identified himself as “Alisha”. “We will share an update on this thread once the fix is rolled out.”
Shortly after we first published this article, Google said in its support forums that it had released a fix for the issues in an update. Here’s a guide from Google for updating your Chromebook.
Update April 7, 7:48 PM ET: Google says it has released a fix.