Webcam not detected

By Miller123 ยท 4 replies
Apr 23, 2013
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  1. Having some trouble with the built-in webcam I have on my laptop. I bought it used from a friend (it's a custom built laptop), and am only having this problem recently. I believe I've uploaded the correct info, if I understood the directions. Any help is greatly appreciated!

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  2. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 7,475   +376

    Any CD come with it? If not, I'd suggest going to the manufacturers website of the webcam & get any updates for it.
  3. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    You need to Save As a "tab delimited text" file then I can take a look

    /* EDIT */
    Tell us the make and model of your computer as well!
  4. Miller123

    Miller123 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Here we are, fixed the SAVE AS. As far as make and model, it was a custom built laptop. When I asked my friend about make/model, he sent me this: Intel chipset i7 740 4 gigs of ram ati radeon 5780 windows 7. hopefully that contains the info you need.

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  5. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    It's not a driver issue. (fyi...Windows doesn't need drivers to detect a plug and play device like a web cam. It needs the driver to use the device functionality, I.e. make the cam work as a cam!)

    Device detection may fail if a) device not connected b) not turned on/no power or c) device hardware fail. In your case, look like h/w fail :(

    If you scroll through your device list you'll see an entry named BisonCam, NB Pro.That's the driver entry for the cam last time it was detected and driver was installed. BUT if you look at Connected column = No. There's no plug and play device detection. Is cam h/w fail :(

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