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cant get my built in camera to work

Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by shawnbush, Sep 22, 2012.

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  1. shawnbush

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    need help:confused:
     
  2. pip22

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    If you can see an error for "imaging device" in Device Manager, try re-installing the driver from the laptop maker's website.

    If there is no error in Device Manager, and your webcam is not listed there, that's usually a sign that the webcam itself is faulty so Windows cannot detect it - effectively it doesn't exist any more.

    A easy remedy is to buy an external webcam (Logitech, Microsoft or Creative). don't buy a cheap brand with an obscure name as it will not last long.
     
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