Surface Pro X tablet’s camera stopped working

@ 2023/05/26
Armless error

Microsoft's ARM-based Surface Pro X tablet is having problems taking pictures of its owners and their lunch.

According to multiple reports, the tablet's cameras stopped working out of the blue, showing a cryptic error when launching the Windows Camera app or other software: "Something went wrong. If you need it, here's the error code: 0xA00F4271 (0x80004005)."

Users have had a crack at reinstalling the corresponding drivers, but the Surface Pro X is not having that. Affected customers say removing and installing camera drivers on the Surface Pro X has no effect and leaves them stranded, unable to join video calls, take pictures, and perform other camera-related tasks.

More importantly, the bug breaks facial recognition, forcing customers to use PIN codes instead.

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