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Built in Webcam - Not Detected or Not Working

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Kathylee17, May 2, 2013.

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  1. Kathylee17

    Kathylee17 Thread Starter

    May 2, 2013
    I looked through the trend and another similar one before asking. I don't want to be an inconvenience but the things I tried through this trend and the other one did little to help. Perhaps I'm not doing it right?

    My built-in camera for my laptop suddenly stopped working some time back. I found out when I was using this one website to take pictures like I always do and it told me camera not detected. It told me on Skype as well. I ran problem devices and it only detected printer problems; it does not detect problems with my cam.

    I have Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit.
    6.1.7601 Service Pack 1, Build 7601
    System Model AO756

    If I go to: Device Manager and under Images the options to pick are - Xerox Phaser 3635MFP WIA, and Xerox WorkCentre/Pro WIA scanner. I don't think those are camera options.

    I am at my wits end and have been trying to fix it for two months. Thank you beforehand for taking your time to read.
  2. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    If there is a warning or error in Device Manager that may be the web cam and it may just need a driver.

    Else there is a small chance it somehow got disabled in the BIOS (Setup), so check in there.

    Most likely the web cam died.
  3. dai


    Mar 6, 2003
    try reinstalling the drivers
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