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You need to install (1) the webcam driver (from the laptop manufacturer's website), and (2) the webcam software. If your laptop manufacturer does not provide the webcam software, then you can use manycam.com's webcam software.
You need to update the driver for your laptop so that your webcam can function.
Goto system properties and click on imaging device.If the device is installed properly then you need to just install the webcam software.If you see a yellow question mark on your device then you need to install software driver for it to work.
Go to your control panel and click on Imaging device,right click on your webcam and click update driver software
This will update your driver and your webcam should work well again
What webcam are you trying to install. Most of the time it will be a USB connect webcam and you can follow the directions that cam with the webcam. If you do not have the directions or software to the webcam, do a search on the particular cam (Name, Model Number) to find the software so it can install the supported drivers.
Hope this helps-
If you still have the motherboard installer CDs, try to uninstall your built-in webcam software. Restart your laptop and then install the webcam software again following the detailed instructions of the installation wizard.
First, you will need to check if the Webcam driver and software is installed.
if yes: then you can use the installed software to display the webcam locally or use an IM software like MSN or Skype... to share your webcam with your friends.
if no: you will need to visit packard bell website and based on your model you will find the webcam drivers and software to install. i would give you the direct link to download it but you didn't specify your Laptop model :(
Test your webcam here by hitting "allow" in top window and seeing if webcam displays in left panel
http://www.testmycam.com/ 1) Working OK = Webcam hardware (cam and connections) are functional and installed software is problem
2) Not working = Fault with hardware - Take laptop to techshop or disable software and install plug-in webcam
Software problem ( as in 1 above ) solution 1) Expand 'imaging' file in Device Manager and right click on text for webcam - 'Update driver' using internet option. 2) Uninstall webcam software, restart computer and re-install using CD ) 3)Uninstall webcam software, restart computer and re-install using webcam manufacture's download from support website 4) Uninstall software and if computer has 'New Hardware Detection' facility reboot allowing the software to install automatically.
Did you have software installed to use the WebCam? You need software to run the WebCam. Install the web cam software in your laptop. Look in your program folder to locate webcam software. Then you access the web cam through this software. you also use this web cam in chatting.
Try using the Webcam Manager. If you are not able to fix the problem using the Webcam Manager that already installed in your Laptop, you need to uninstall it and reinstall again. To do so, try the following.
To install the correct Webcam software, you need to first update the drivers. Go to Control Panel, select “Devise Manager”, choose “Imaging Devices”, double click “Integrated Webcam”, select the “Driver” tab on the top and click on “Update Driver” option. Once you double click on this option, it runs and bring all that devices installed in your laptop. You can see the message “Application already installed in your computer”. In the bottom, you can find a message as “For Reinstalling Dell Webcam Central Software”. Click on this option to reinstall that, you will be required to reboot again. After this, you can find the option “Dell Webcam Central” in your “Start” button. Click this option and wait, it will bring the icon in the right hand side of the system tray screen. That’s it, you can double click on the icon and open it.
It seems that your laptop is holding webcam loading problems. Check whether the webcam driver is compatible for the OS which you use. You can also try re-installing the webcam driver once again. This should do.