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compaq laptop built-in webcam

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by sammerz513, Dec 24, 2010.

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  1. sammerz513

    sammerz513 Thread Starter

    Dec 24, 2010
    new compaq laptop and i cant get the built in web cam to work (or turn on).the built in microphone works perfactly so i dont know whats wrong .iv searched in my windows browser for it and notheing ..please help..ill take anything here..
    dont hesitate to IM me on aim : sammo513

    computer info:

    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 900 @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
    Processor Count: 1
    RAM: 1978 Mb
    Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 797 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 221663 MB, Free - 187421 MB; D: Total - 16506 MB, Free - 2381 MB;
    Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1605, 90.07, P X380 01 2A Z8 E9D
    Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Updated and Enabled
  2. etaf

    etaf Moderator

    Oct 2, 2003
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    Often you will have a pop out menu for the camera -

    try moving the mouse to the top of screen, see if a menu pops out
    try moving the mouse to the left of screen, see if a menu pops out
    try moving the mouse to the right of screen, see if a menu pops out

    Otherwise there will be an application in programs for the web cam

    whats the exact model of the laptop

    One of the F keys in conjunction with the FN key at the top of the keyboard may also switch the webcam on/off

    Can you see a camera symbol on any of the keys

    if you hold the FN key down does a menu pop out from the top of the screen
  3. jadybaby


    Jan 2, 2011
    im the exact same i found it before so i made it an icon on my page but then something happened to my lap top hardrive and it had to go back into the shop. Iv tryed looking fro ever since i got it back but i cant it. its really starting to bug me. if you find out could you let me know please

    Jade x
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