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Razer Blade 15 - list of reported cases on reddit for camera/mic not working and swollen battery

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by estevanleal, Aug 31, 2020.

  1. estevanleal

    estevanleal New Member

    **This is not a support thread - it is only to raise awareness to those considering buying a Blade**

    Hi everyone, I have a Razer Blade 15 Advanced 1070 (2018) with the common (i) camera not found, (ii) mic not working and (iii) battery swelling and preventing the trackpad from working properly issues.

    My objective with this post is to list some of the threads I found reporting exactly the same problems to raise awareness to those considering buying a Razer Blade.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/razer/comments/9xzg7j/razer_blade_15_camera_issue/
    https://www.reddit.com/r/razer/comments/9zj4d3/razer_blade_15_advanced_model_camera_is_dead/
    https://www.reddit.com/r/razer/comments/fpbmga/camera_and_microphone_issue/
    https://www.reddit.com/r/razer/comments/fr3bmd/rz0902386_no_camera_foundno_mic/
    https://www.reddit.com/r/razer/comments/a11
    http/razer_blade_15_camera_suddenly_not_working/
    https://www.reddit.com/r/razer/comments/e0hqr6/2018_razer_blade_15_webcam_not_found/
    https://www.reddit.com/r/razer/comments/at2ov7/razer_blade_15_2018_webcam_not_working/
    https://www.reddit.com/r/razer/comments/b9fr6e/my_razer_blade_15_i_bought_this_christmas_camera/
    https://www.reddit.com/r/razer/comments/a3epfc/blade_15_camera_stopped_working/
    https://www.reddit.com/r/razer/comments/98o7bx/razer_blade_15_bios_update_to_105_camera_and_mic/
    https://www.reddit.com/r/razer/comments/at27gj/webcam_shutter_for_razer_blade_15_2019_advanced/
    https://www.reddit.com/r/razer/comments/a7stc8/blade_15_webcam_issues/
    https://www.reddit.com/r/razer/comments/bto3jy/blade_15_advanced_webcam_issues/
    https://www.reddit.com/r/razer/comments/9vvrdp/builtin_camera_not_working/
    https://www.reddit.com/r/razer/comments/bco2vg/razer_blade_mic_and_camera_not_working/
    https://www.reddit.com/r/razer/comments/bb2qlf/razer_blade_15_2018_advance_model_webcam_problem/
    https://www.reddit.com/r/razer/comments/3lejly/razer_blade_camera_stops_working/
    https://www.reddit.com/r/razer/comments/iiemny/balde_15_microphone_wont_work_need_hep/
    https://www.reddit.com/r/razer/comments/7v2un4/razer_blade_2017_webcammic_not_working/
    https://www.reddit.com/r/razer/comments/grecas/razer_blade_15_durability/
    https://www.reddit.com/r/razer/comments/ga9i09/razer_blade_15_2018_webcam_microphone_and/
    https://www.reddit.com/r/razer/comments/bcozw7/mic_and_camera_not_working/
    https://www.reddit.com/r/razer/comments/idav82/ive_got_a_swollen_battery_on_my_two_year_old/
    https://www.reddit.com/r/razer/comments/h9mx92/razer_blade_15_2019_battery_bloated/
    https://www.reddit.com/r/razer/comments/i38mca/razer_blade_15_advanced_touchpad_works_but_i_cant/
    https://www.reddit.com/r/razer/comments/hu9win/replacement_battery_for_bulge_issue/
    https://www.reddit.com/r/razer/comments/ghnkk0/my_issues_with_the_razer_blade_15_advanced_2019/
    https://www.reddit.com/r/razer/comments/g83mp2/has_razer_addressedfixed_the_bloated_battery_issue/
    https://www.reddit.com/r/razer/comments/fozr28/2017_razer_blade_battery_swollen_causing_bent/
    https://www.reddit.com/r/razer/comments/ewmfgj/the_inevitable_is_starting_to_happen_razer_blade/

    Razer does not acknowledge the design flaws or whatever is causing these problems.

    In most of the reports above the problems appeared after more than one year of use, when the warranty is already expired.

    Considering the above, if you buy a Razer Blade, chances are you might have these issues after one year when your warranty is expired and you will have to pay to fix your laptop because Razer will just treat these issues as isolated occurrences.
     
  2. ssipster

    ssipster Member

    Consider statistics, and the nature of reddit's primary demographics :rolleyes:

    Also, funny - I forgot my blade even has a built in webcam - is that something people really use all that often? Not asking to be a twat, I just always use a USB webcam if I need to :oops:
     
  3. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    For camera try to unslot and slot again the web cam cable (tiny one under display cable that run over vapor chamber). Battery swelling probably because User doesn’t pay attention on thermal, hot thermal wears parts inside faster, once battery wore swelling is just time matter.
    Reddit is a mess not only Razer for example MacBook Pro, anything expensive and premium that might cost organs if they failed users would be louder than some cheaper class laptops. Check on spicy pillow subreddit (about battery swelling) I think there mostly Apple and Dell premium products reported.
    Here’s the look of 27 olds same model blade 15 when I cleaned fans annually last month. And I had also my camera gone, but it back after I unslot and slot the web cam cable I mentioned above.

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