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Why is the built-in webcam not detected

By SaladFinger ยท 13 replies
Oct 26, 2011
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  1. I just got a second hand MSI CR600, everything works fine except for the webcam. It's not even detected by the computer. The computers original operating system was windows vista, but the fellow installed windows 7 on it, if it helps.

    /Thank you for your time and consideration
  2. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,430   +185

  3. SaladFinger

    SaladFinger TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I do I kind have the same problem, but when I checked "Problem devices" there was nothing there. My computer doesnt detect it at all.
    I updated windows, I downloaded drivers update and updated all the drivers, and downloaded all missing drivers. still no luck. I did run the Microsoft "Fix it" repair, but it did not solve my problem.
    Im so sad.
  4. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,430   +185

    Sorry to hear :(

    So when you've looked in Device Manager you don't see anything listed under Other or Image categories? Or do you see any devices with yellow icons anywhere? If none of the above, then yea, the cam is probably turned off (if that's possible), disabled in BIOS or dead :dead: Sorry :(
  5. odriscoll27

    odriscoll27 TS Rookie Posts: 65

    Hey welcome to Techspot :)

    Your laptop origionally shipped with windows vista so maybe the wrong drivers are installed
    Try the link below for the drivers for your laptop and you should see an option chipset etc on there and hopefully this may help update the drivers etc on your laptop. I kow the laptop uses the driver with the OS but at least you kow you will have the uptodate drivers.

    http://www.msi.com/product/nb/CR600.html#/?div=Driver&os=Win7 32

    =>NOTE the OS i have selected here is Windows 7 32Bit. if you are unsure which version of windows 7 you are susing check the CoA key on the laptop or as the guy who installed it for you

    Hope this helps.
  6. Soujanya Poria

    Soujanya Poria TS Rookie


    I have faced same problem just now but I solved it. Go to BIOS and restore all the settings to DEFAULT. It will solve the problem. Dont forget to thank me if this works :)

  7. cire1130

    cire1130 TS Rookie


    I have a problem in my built in camera, can you help me guys? what to do?
    Thank you very much, I will greatly appreciated all, I like to see my family please...
  8. ianh2105

    ianh2105 TS Rookie

    This is an old thread, but I found my way here with a similar issue.
    I tried most of the above without any luck.
    Turns out I have to turn the camera on by pressing Fn+F10 on my Gigabyte P27Gv2 (so that's hold down the blue Fn key then press F10).

    Can't believe how long I spent on this!
    Abby Meachum and kebabseller like this.
  9. travisjayday

    travisjayday TS Rookie

    @ianh2105 -- YOU ARE A SAINT GOOD SIR. I made an account on this website just to say how stupid I was to spend hours trying to make my camera work. I already considered that my almost new laptop had a hardware defect!! I indeed had to press Fn+F10 and bam! it worked just outta no where. Ahh well, there went my long nights' sleep. Anyway, thanks for pointing out the ridiculously obvvious.... :)
    kebabseller likes this.
  10. Qpon777

    Qpon777 TS Rookie

    Lmfao.. I had to come here and reply as well @travisjayday
    because I had the same issue, and the fix was the same. Fn+f10 and BOOM, camera started functioning.

    What's really crazy though, is that the fn+f10 is such a 'powerful' command that it actually removed "Imaging Devices > Webcam" from my Device Manager.. it pretty much removes the damn thing from being on my laptop practically. I guess that's a good thing, if its as though your laptop has NO webcam, then I suppose that would prevent people from hacking and viewing through your webcam if its not even recognized by the laptop as being installed whatsoever.
    Abby Meachum and kebabseller like this.
  11. kebabseller

    kebabseller TS Rookie

    Oh my gosh, created an account as well just to thank you guys and lament upon my miserable ignorance. I had nearly given up on this matter with my Gigabyte P15; as you guys said, nothing worked for me either, device manager, none, no driver, no problem device, I was at the verge of rebooting my PC after all the failed attempts. Fn+F10 saved my soul. How you can make the webcam device dissapear from "device manager" with one button is still a mystery to me, but it worked. Thanks.
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2017
  12. StewartS

    StewartS TS Rookie

    Holy ****, I spent days trying to learn enough about my laptop to figure this out, and almost missed an interview, and @ianh2105 solves it in 30 seconds. Thank you so much.
  13. NoahJC

    NoahJC TS Rookie

    Just made an account to thank you, @ianh2105. This was the only Google result that answers this question, and Gigabye's support/contact system is awful.

    Just so future googlers find this page easier, imma keyword it up...

    Gigabyte P55
    Gigabyte P55W v7
    not working
    won't recognize
    device manager
    Gigabyte laptop
    Integrated camera
  14. Abby Meachum

    Abby Meachum TS Rookie

    Came here to say thank you to @ianh2105 for the solution & to @NoahJC for the keywords! You guys rock!!

    Gigabyte P57


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