How to identify your webcam (and then find its driver)

By LookinAround
Mar 11, 2009
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  1. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 8,363   +167

    You want to search for USB\VID_093A&PID_2468 (i.e. you can ignore everything after that second "\" in the string)

    I hope you're still running XP as looks like no support for Vista or Win 7 drivers for this old cam
  2. DonQuichotte

    DonQuichotte Newcomer, in training

    Thanks. I found this thread: techspot.com/vb/topic107943.html#post637255 in which you suggested a certain driver. I have downloaded the ezblk_xp2k from nodevice.com/driver/download.html#body, but when trying to install the Windows wizard only allows me to select the location of the ezblk_xp2k\ezblk_xp2k\Driver\Setup\XPInf or ezblk_xp2k\ezblk_xp2k\Driver\Setup\Inf subfolders, but then it cannot install. If I paste the location of the ezblk_xp2k folder in the wizard window that allows to specify the location to be searched, when I click "next" I get the message that "the location you specified does not contain any device information files". I have tried installing the setup.exe file and it seemed to install ok but the cam is still not recognized. I am using XP pro SP3. Any idea what could be the problem?
  3. DonQuichotte

    DonQuichotte Newcomer, in training

    Problem solved, thanks! I have found the right driver at davesdrivers.com/forum/showthread.php?mode=linear&tid=501&pid= in form of a ez388xp.zip file that is, surprisingly, totally different than the ezblk_xp2k tried before.

    Now, do all the webcams provide such a horrible image? Or is it just my looks?:haha:
  4. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 8,363   +167

    Good job! :approve: and LOL! :haha:
  5. MarieAndree89

    MarieAndree89 Newcomer, in training

    My laptop has a built-in webcam, but when I first got my computer I let a friend configure everything for me and I haven't been able to use it since. If it was requested to me on MSN for example, I could use it, but the actual webcam program itself is nowhere to be found.
  6. rajevcharudutta

    rajevcharudutta Newcomer, in training Posts: 57

    Dear Webcam Angel

    :wave: Hi Friend,

    I need your help once more please,

    My operating system is Windows XP SP2

    Web cam details: (Writing everything on the label. Dont know what it means)

    Logitech Webcam, N231
    M/N : V-UT16
    P/N : 861095-0020
    S/N : LZA34953314
    Rating 5V 300mA


    Device Id: USB\VID_046D&PID_08B2&MI_00\6&1B40714A&0&0000

    Hardware id numbers:

    USB\Vid_046d&Pid_08b2&Rev_0000&MI_00
    USB\Vid_046d&Pid_)8b2&MI_00

    :)
  7. rajevcharudutta

    rajevcharudutta Newcomer, in training Posts: 57

    Found the driver

    :)Dear friend LookinAround,

    I managed to find the driver for the webcam, which happens to be Logitech QuickCam Pro 4000. Once I found the model name, the rest was easy. Got the driver from Logitech site.

    Wanted to post the link from where I found it. Unfortunately I cannot do it unless I have more than 5 posts (I have 3 now). Can't even help someone who might be hunting for it.:(
  8. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 8,363   +167

    Hi again! rajevcharudutta :)

    Good work! :grinthumb Great to hear you identified the cam found a solution! :approve:
  9. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 8,363   +167

    Try going to the support site for your laptop's manufacturer. See what software they offer there. Also download and look at the computer's manual about using the webcam
  10. kumslee

    kumslee Newcomer, in training

    I'm also looking for the Logitech n231 driver.

  11. kumslee

    kumslee Newcomer, in training

    Hi Rajevcharudutta, I'm also looking for the Logitec n231 webcam driver sofware. Where did you find it? Please email me kumanan.l at gmail.com
     
  12. gyrobot

    gyrobot Newcomer, in training

    I really need help, my Webcam is a V-Gear talkcam 1.1 series but since my computer crashed and lost the driver data (and since V-Gear has shut down, finding the driver is seemingly impossible.) I was wondering if you can help me locate teh driver for the V-Gear 1.1
  13. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 8,363   +167

  14. gyrobot

    gyrobot Newcomer, in training

    The Link is dead
  15. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 8,363   +167

    @gyrobot
    • Connect and power on your webcam
    • Click Start->Run, enter: msinfo32. Click the + sign next to Components to expand it
    • Click Problem Devices. Anything appear?
    • If yes, click on it, Ctrl-A to select all, Ctrl-C to copy it, Ctrl-V to paste into next post
  16. DrBarber

    DrBarber Newcomer, in training

    I have this webcam and I have no idea what type of model its is or what Brand it is? I do know the Hardware ID:

    Vid_093a&Pid_2468&Rev_0100
    Vid_093a&Pid_2468

    I've looked throughout the whole thread and have found one response similar to mine but I still need some help.

    There is a sticker on the back of my cam that says:
    DF040330224

    I Googled it and it came up with 0 results.

    BTW whenever I connect it to my computer, it recognizes it as a CIF Single Chip. IDK what that means.

    A physical description of it:

    Small/Micro webcam
    Silver-gray
    2 1/2 inches tall
    1 1/2 inch wide base
    1 inch wide body
    1/2 inch wide lens
    Bottom has a sticky surface to cling to CPU.
    Regular USB cord
  17. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 8,363   +167

    @DrBarber

    What version of Windows are you running?
  18. DrBarber

    DrBarber Newcomer, in training

    I have a Windows XP. I used this cam before but when it crashed it got deleted. It used to work great and has a better res. than the one I have now.
  19. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 8,363   +167

    OK. I see the download link in the old post is now dead :dead: Might take a day or two but will see if i can find another copy of that driver online.. and will post the results back here

    fyi: a heads-up.. you might want to edit your prior post to remove your email as it will otherwise become prime target to be harvested by spam emailers and/or con- artists
  20. DrBarber

    DrBarber Newcomer, in training

    Thank you so much. I was close to throwing this cam away 'til I found this site. I will edit right now.
  21. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 8,363   +167

    @DrBarber

    Give this a try.
    > Download here. Extract the zip file content to your desktop
    > Open the folder and double click to run file Mini 2_8.exe to start the installer
    > If you're prompted with a notice about Windows Logo testing click Continue Anyway

    You might need to reboot after the install to get the cam to recognize the new driver
  22. mikko7123

    mikko7123 Newcomer, in training

    help me to find the driver of this PC Camera

    can you please help me to find the driver of this PC camera..

    id:
    USB\VID_0AC8&PID_307B\5&2D78F5BA&0&1

    thanks in advance.. I'm just new here..
  23. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 8,363   +167

    Hi mikko7123

    Try this driver here. There should be an option to download it for free by first responding to ads. (just keep looking at bottom right of each ad to say No THanks)
  24. mikko7123

    mikko7123 Newcomer, in training

    thanks for your quick reply but how do you download it? and is it for free?
  25. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 8,363   +167

    Go to the site. Click the Download tab. Do you see an option Download this file by viewing a series of ads (no registration required)? That will let you download for free (after they show you about 6 ads. just say no thanks to each)

    /* edit */
    Not sure, but this option might only be available for residents of US. let me know...


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