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

By LookinAround ยท 493 replies
Mar 11, 2009
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  1. B00kWyrm

    B00kWyrm TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,436   +37

    "Final" followup on the SN9C201.This post is to try to help people evaluate
    whether they wish to try to do anything with the Sonix site.
    I did register with Sonix, and did a site search for the driver.

    One of four links returned MAY have lead to a download if you could read the site.
    The site was in Taiwan,
    and the information posted was all in what appears to be Chinese characters.

    One link was back to the user registration page.

    One link was to a guided search, which was fruitless.

    One of the links was to a page of data sheets;
    of these, only the last (for SN9C325) had a link to a driver download.
    I have not had a chance to investigate whether this driver might work with the other camera.
    It appears the device id for this camera may be USB\VID_0C45&PID_612A.
    This is NOT the same device string as for Giulia
    I did notice, on another site, someone having a devil of a time trying to get the drivers to work for that SN9C325 camera.

    Since I had found the page of datasheets, without registering,
    I would suggest that you NOT register with Sonix.
    It took a couple of days, and registering did nothing for me.

    Edit - Addition
    And today, I noticed my link to the UK site did not work for a while.
    Seem just to have been having temporary difficulties.
    Working again @ 3p Eastern Time.
  2. arshadcrow

    arshadcrow TS Rookie

    Hell all . I was trying to download software for my unknown brand webcam its hardware id is USB\VID_0AC8&PID_301B\5&29C7AEC0&0&2 . I tryed downloading few softwares but its not working . Anyone please can give me link where to get the software for it .thanks .
  3. arshadcrow

    arshadcrow TS Rookie

    Sorry for the above two post I put wrong hardware id .the correct one is .USB\Vid_0ac8&Pid_301b&Rev_0100
    USB\Vid_0ac8&Pid_301b .SORRY FOR TROUBLE .
  4. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Topic Starter Posts: 6,491   +184

    That's a vimicro chip. Try the vimicro detection tool to identify and then download the driver on their support page
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  5. arshadcrow

    arshadcrow TS Rookie

    You'll not believe but I dance when I see my self in the webcam that I JUST INSTALLED .thank you very very much . I knew you can do it . . I couldn't have done it by myself. ..(y)
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  6. Tobias

    Tobias TS Rookie

    Hey, I got a Webcam with this ID: USB\VID_093A&PID_2468&REV_0100
    but I cant find any driver online, and I don`t have the CD to it, and don`t know the name or model.
    Can you please help me find the driver, Windows is not able to find it alone.

    Thanks :)
    BTW. it`s called "CIF Single Chip" In properties.
  7. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Topic Starter Posts: 6,491   +184

    LOL Well I'm glad to hear you're dancing now that your cam is installed. Glad to help
    Big Teethy Smiles.
  8. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Topic Starter Posts: 6,491   +184

    Give THIS driver a shot. Unpack the download file and run the executable. If that doesn't work, tell me what version of Windows you're running. I have a more recent version / different driver download HERE as well.. But that 2nd download link I provided seems to contain multiple drivers and may take me a bit to figure out and then explain how to install which one you need
  9. Tobias

    Tobias TS Rookie

    Thank you so much, works perfect now. Btw im using Win8, so I installed the one for win7 and it worked fine.

    Thank you :)
  10. Fantastix

    Fantastix TS Rookie

    Hello. I am urr-.. New to the forums, but I saw that you nice people help around. The thing is that, when I try to search drivers for my webcam as you showed, they aren't working for my webcam seems like, because my Windows 7 Ultimate says no drivers found. Appreciated if someone could help.

    My IDs are the following;

    USB2.0 JPEG WebCam. I have it since 2 years or so, and I was pretty happy with it. I decided to take it out after a year in a box, I don't think there is something with it so hopefully, we/you would be able to find drivers for it.
    Kind regards, Fantastix.​
  11. B00kWyrm

    B00kWyrm TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,436   +37

    You might try those offered by LookinAround here.
    At worst, they won't work and you uninstall them again.
    They were offered for someone running XP.
    I'll do some more checking too.

    =====Followup Note=====
    I have not used this site to get driver downloads, tho' LookinAround has.
    They say their download works with Win7.
    You must go thru the process of getting their identifier tool to get the download tho.
    LookinAround can tell you more.

    Please let us know your results.
  12. Fantastix

    Fantastix TS Rookie

    Nope, the drivers didn't work..I mean-..They did work actually, but they are not for Windows 7 as I got that error, saying the drivers are not for the platform and they were not installed, even if the drivers are shown on the given window. So yeah, I won't be able to use my camera while I am on Windows 7 seems like. I am not good in installing older windows, because I am 13 (yeah, hah) and I know this and this but nothing more. So yeah, would be very appreciated if drivers for the given camera can be found for Windows 7 Ultimate.
  13. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Topic Starter Posts: 6,491   +184


    Create a System Restore point first (to be safe and so you can also back this out)

    Try the driver HERE. (I think it may be good with Windows 7 32 and 64bit)
    1. Unzip into a folder on your Desktop
    2. Look at the files in that folder, rt click cam1690.inf, select Install
    3. Then plug your webcam into the USB port. You may need to reboot

    Once your webcam is working, you can delete the Desktop folder (but save the .zip file if you should need it again)
  14. Fantastix

    Fantastix TS Rookie

    Install Error
    "The INF file you selected does not support this method of installation"
  15. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Topic Starter Posts: 6,491   +184

  16. Fantastix

    Fantastix TS Rookie

    Now it says "The driver is not intended for this platform."
  17. yaseen hamid

    yaseen hamid TS Rookie

    USB\VID_093A&PID_2620&REV_0100&MI_00 and

    USB\VID_093A&PID_2620&MI_00 ..can you please help with installing my webcam :/
  18. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Topic Starter Posts: 6,491   +184

    yaseen hamid
    Try the driver HERE
  19. anu123

    anu123 TS Rookie

    can anyone tell me the camera model and its details ..

  20. B00kWyrm

    B00kWyrm TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,436   +37

    Looks like a Sony PS3Eye.
    Did not find a good download for drivers though.
    Still looking.
    LookinAround may beat me to it. He's the expert here.

    ---===>>> Edit Add #2 <<<===---
    Alternatively, try this page...
    Looks like this offers a different set of drivers,
    with msi installers instead of the exe below.

    ---===>>> Edit Add <<<===---
    This may work. There is also a youtube on this particular package.
    I downloaded, and scanned it with Trend Micro Titanium, finding no threats.
    I began the install, but did not want to complete it as I was not sure if it would interfere with my own webcam. I partly read the terms of use, and they imply that there may be a trial period, after which you may need to pay for this software.
    If there is freeware, I have yet to find it. I'll keep looking.
    Here is a guide... but the links there take you to a log-in page. I went no further.
    Another page on the same driver.

    Again, not sure that this is free-to-try or free.
    I just did not go that far.
    I hope it is helpful.
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2014
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  21. Lisa Jean

    Lisa Jean TS Rookie

    I don't know if this is the right place to ask this but I'll try anyway. So I got this webcam called iBoost (model 70180). It didn't manually download any drivers, neither is my computer recognizing it. I then googled the model number and found the driver. BUT when I did download it, it still does not show my webcam as a USB option. I followed the steps you suggested to find it under device manager, and it doesn't appear there either. Suggestions? Thanks! :)
  22. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 7,487   +376

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  23. Lisa Jean

    Lisa Jean TS Rookie

    Thank you so much for the advice! I will check it out and hopefully something works haha *fingers crossed* :)
  24. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 7,487   +376

    Think positive :)
  25. AwesomeDude7777

    AwesomeDude7777 TS Member

    How do I install the driver? im on win 7

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