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Usb reconnection for circuit webcam
Most external webcams directly hook up to a computer via a USB cable connection. However, if this cable is damaged, it will prevent the video signal from reaching the computer, rendering the web camera useless. Depending on the severity of the damage, you may be unable to correct the USB cable, but there are a few methods of checking and fixing the webcam's USB cable.
Disconnect the USB cable from your computer and check the connection port on the cable. If the cable is dirty or dusty, you will need to clean it to improve the connection and signal transfer. Spray a few shots of compressed air into the interior of the metal connection port. This will remove dust and other debris that may be stuck inside. Connect the USB port into a different connection port. Some USB connections do not accept all USB equipment, so changing the connection of the USB cable may correct any connection issues you are having. Look over the cable itself. If there are any tears or slight cuts in the wire, wrap electrical tape around it. This will seal off the damaged area while preventing any of the video signal from escaping through the open "wound." Delete the driver, then reinstall the driver for the webcam. The current driver may be damaged, so reinstalling it will correct the problem. Click "Start," "Control Panel," "System," "Hardware" and "Device Manager." Scroll through the list of drivers installed until you find the webcam listing. Right-click it and choose "Delete." Restart the computer, then insert the driver installation CD (provided with the webcam) and follow the onscreen prompts to install the driver back onto the computer.
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