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  1. nick2learn

    nick2learn Thread Starter

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    hi,

    I've got an integrated webcam on my laptop and it just doesn't seem to be visible. Skype cant see it, I can't find webcam listed on the system hardware or anything.

    I'm starting to wonder if it's a dummy camera screen!!! Has anyone got any suggestions?

    thanks
     
  2. Lance1

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    Hello nick2learn and Welcome to TSG!

    Please post the exact Make and Model for your system and we'll go from there.
     
  3. nick2learn

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    Hi, thanks.
    So it was originally bought from pcspecialist (uk website) but I got it 2nd hand.

    CLEVO CO.
    Model Number - P170HM
    Product code = P170HM3

    Windows 7 service pack 1
    i7 2.3Ghx processor.

    does that cover it?

    thanks
     
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    Go here--> Clevo Downloads Select your model, "P170HM/P170HM3 " Under Drivers select "Optional" Download "Optional Device2.0M pixel webcam driver for Windows 7" And see if it finds the webcam.
     
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    hi, I downloaded both of those driver, installe dthem it made no difference . There's nothing on device manager that suggests it's there and skype still tells me it not there.
     

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    Make sure the camera is enabled in the BIOS.
     
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    how do I do that in the bios?
     
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    Thanks, got in to the BIOS, looked around found nothing relating to Camera or webcam.

    things like boot up sequence, usb stuff, HDD, SATA, soem options on boot beep, logo but nothing to do with any hardware other than ram, graphics card, and hdd's of any note.

    ???
     
  11. Lance1

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    Have you powered on the camera? This is from the User Manual:

     
  12. nick2learn

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    OMFG. . . Thank you very much. I never thought to look at the shortcut keys. Made the ASSuption that there would be an option / setting somewhere!

    all fixed - thanks again for all the replies!!!
     
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    Your most Welcome nick2learn.
     
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