When you are trying to use the camera on Windows, you get an error message saying: “0XA00F4289 Active Unplug Error“. To fix the error, you can try the below methods:
Method 1: Activate the camera manually
If the camera is diabled on your computer, you’ll need to activate it manually so you can use the camera without this error.
Usually, you can use the function key combination to activate the camera manually. Regarding what key combination you can use, it depends on your computer brand and model.
Two common sceneries:
If you see a Camera logo key on your keyboard, you can press Win+Camera (the Windows logo key and the Camera logo key) at the same time to activate the camera.
If you’re using an MSI computer, you can use Fn+F6 to activate the camera.
Tip: If you have no idea what function keys you should use, you can check your computer’s manual.
Method 2: Reset the camera app
To fix the 0XA00F4289 Active Camera Unplugged error, you can try resetting the camera app. To do so:
1) Press Win+I keys to open the Settings window.
2) Click on Apps.
3) In the left pane, click on Apps & features. Then in the right pane, click on the Camera app, and click on Advanced options.
4) Scroll down and click the Reset button.
5) After the process finishes, close the Settings window, and check to see if you can use the camera without the error.
Method 3: Pinch your fingers on the camera
If you’re using laptops like Lenovo laptops, you can follow the instructions below to fix the 0XA00F4289 error. Many users have reported this method has helped them solve this error.
Pinch your fingers (one side on the camera area and the other on the back of the case) all around the camera area about 1-2 inches away. Keep pressing until the blinking on the camera stops. Then the camera should work.
Hopefully you find this article helpful. If you have any questions, feel free to drop a comment below.