Webcam will lose signal in a unusual fashion

Camera model
this is the camera in question:
What is the problem?
the camera will lose signal seemingly randomly (at least when I had the cable near my extruders) or will lose it when I have the server's tab open and my monitors turn off. (At least that's how I've observed it)
What did you already try to solve it?
tried all 3 available USB ports on my board and switched from mjpg-streamer to ustreamer (better managed but still didn't fix it)
Logs (/var/log/webcamd.log, syslog, dmesg, ... no logs, no support)
I have no clue how to get the file off of the board. I'd put the card into my card reader, but my PC can't read the card.
Additional information about your setup (OctoPrint version, OctoPi version, ...)
Octoprint 1.8.6
I'm using a libre computer board le potato with armbian to host octoprint.
I only have dashboard and UI customizer plugins installed on the instance.
Going to note that the signal light on the camera stays on even when it shows no signal in octoprint, which I find strange.