I think it works because the light comes on when i use and the their is some recording, but that screen is pitch black and theres no playback. asus webcam is dark, unusable hi everyone, as far as i know, this has started since upgrading to windows 10. The webcam is very dark but still functioning, as in, if i hold a light in front of it, it will appear on the screen. Hello, sorry to bother you people but i have tried everything. I only recently bought this laptop, advent roma 2000, and when in daylight the cam works fine but when at night, even under a strong light, it is dark. At some point the camera changed and now is very dark in all apps (windows camera & skype for instance). Ive tried uninstalling the device and letting windows reinstall it. Ive verified that i have the most up to date drivers and bios from asus (actually the camera driver is quite old, 2006, but says it is the correct driver). If there is a bright light behind your head (for example), this light will reduce the webcams sensitivity -- causing your face to appear dark. We tested with skype and we get a much brighter look, but teams it seems like a dark view on the screen. Where is the camera settings on teams so maybe we have to adjust a setting. I tried fixing brightness and stuff it still is quite dark for me. Hello maria48 and welcome to lenovo community, kindly try reinstalling the camera software and check if it resolve the issue. Very dark and almost unusable webcamera with artificial lighting. A great webcam can help you look your best by offering extras that most built-in webcams lack, like autofocus, light correction, full hd video, and the ability to frame yourself just right. why is my webcam so dark? My webcam came with my computer it was already put into my laptop when i brought it.