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Built-in Chicony usb 2.0 camera & amcap

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by axe147, Aug 21, 2019.

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  1. axe147

    axe147 Thread Starter

    Aug 19, 2019
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700HQ CPU @ 2.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 158 Stepping 9
    Processor Count: 8
    RAM: 8042 Mb
    Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M, -2048 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: 67 GB (20 GB Free); D: 750 GB (178 GB Free); E: 81 GB (13 GB Free);
    Motherboard: GIGABYTE, P17FV7
    Antivirus: 360 Total Security, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

    I run the above 2017 GIGABYTE P17FV7 laptop with the Built-in Chicony usb 2.0 camera & amcap driver. I also have other webcam software installed & all do the same annoying thing; They want me in close proximity to the webcam to work.
    So what settings do I change to be able to sit at least 6ft. away without the preview screen going black?
  2. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

    May 12, 2002
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    Something you might try doing is to rid of 360 Total Security and stick with Windows 10's built-in antivirus app Windows Defender Antivirus
    Windows 10 doesn't do well with using a third-party antivirus app(especially in laptops), and it can cause various issues.

    Gigabyte P17F v7 17.3" Laptop (support site)

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