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Webcam not working on Laptop

By derbyjozef
Feb 15, 2010
  1. I have not used it in quite a while. Now when I try and use it, the webcam does not show up in Device Manager. If I bring up Windows Live Messenger > Tools > Audio Video setup, it states that no webcam is installed.

    I have tried reinstalling the latest webcam driver, resetting bios to the default values, using System Restore to restore the original driver, and I have reinstalled the latest bios. None of these actions had any affect.

    Is there anything that would cause it to be disabled? Why doesn't my laptop find the webcam/webcam driver?
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Are there any yellow exclamation marks in the Device Manager?
     
  3. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    In addition to looking in Device Manager, is this a laptop? Is this a built-in cam? If so, also chekck BIOS to see if it appears there and can be enabled/disabled/.
     
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