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Can't get built in webcam to work

Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by chazzy3000, Jan 22, 2008.

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  1. chazzy3000

    chazzy3000 Thread Starter

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    I have just bought a new laptop and I can not get the built in webcam working and i have read the booklets that were enclosed can you give me some help on how to get it up and running :)

    thanks for the help


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  2. PopPicker

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    Does the webcam show up in My Computer ?
     
  3. chazzy3000

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    I don't really no well if it does Tell me cause i can't get mine 2 work either

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  4. PopPicker

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    LOL.... what I was asking ...lol... does it show up in YOUR 'My Computer'

    I guess it doesn't, try right clicking on My Computer (yours) and select manage / device manager and look for something with a yellow ! <----- exclamation mark
     
  5. p0ng0

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    What make and model is the laptop? It is possible you may just need the drivers.
     
  6. noodlecake

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    I got an advent laptop a few months ago and I can't get the webcam to work either. I've tried checking the device manager and the only thing I could see was "USB 2 Webcam". It said it was working properly so I tried disabling and re-enabling it and then it said it had some kinde of problem so I uninstalled the driver. It's not a USB webcam so I don't really get that. Hmm... I don't really know what to look for driver wise as I have chucked out the box for the laptop and have no idea what model it is to do the research. Doesn't say the model anywhere on the PC either so... Dunno. Any help would be appreciated :)
     
  7. PopPicker

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    It will be a USB webcam, it's just that you can't see the cable connecting it. :)

    This is probably something that needs to be asked in another forum.

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  8. Soundy

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    Did you get this laptop new with Windows pre-installed, or was it used? If it came from the store this way, you might want to take it back and have them fix it - out-of-the-box, the webcam should be working.
     
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