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Webcam stopped working

Thanks for your time and help. I'm running Windows 7. Okay, so today I was video-chatting on skype and the webcam suddenly died. a message from taskbar said a device was no longer recognized. many searches led to driver uninstalls, loops back to the system32 for driver updates, reboots, a system restore to ten days ago, several reinstalls of ArcSoft Companion (I'm running Windows 7), and a download of RidCam and universal extractor from a suggestion by Javanface on a Microsoft chat room. I don't know what to do next, except that the vgn vcc 8 version of RidCam execute file that I've been finding seems to be incompatible with Windows 7. If anyone can find a link on Sony esupport (these bastards charge everything), I would tremendously appreciate it. Otherwise, I just don't know what to do except to buy an external webcam. This Motion Eye (it's internal to the laptop) seems fine, though. Thanks gratuitously, and hope you can help.

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Do a search for driver utilities. it'll give you a break down of updates/drivers and patches you're missing. it may help. but this could also be caused by an anti virus

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i would go to

start
computer
right click computer and go to properties
then device manager
then scroll down and try to find the web cam there
double click the webcam and go into properties
click on the driver then click uninstall
then restart the laptop straight away
and when it restarts hopefully windows will reload the driver correctly


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And for your Operating system...Try using Vista Ultimate (works for my vaio vgn-s270b) or Windows 7 Ultimate (motion eye application might not appear > but you still can access the camera via devices and printers Section.

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SOURCE: motion eye webcam for sony vaio vgn-z610y running vista stopped working

Install the latest WEBcam driver.
You can download the device drivers from the Sony WEB site.
Select your model notebook and the Windows drivers you require. Please click on this link to the Sony support WEB site :-
http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/select-system.pl?PRODTYPE=1,24,72&DIRECTOR=DRIVER

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Click start control panel view devices and printers you should see your webcam from there if you are have trouble with your webcam Click start control panel administrative tools computer management device manager scroll down image devices you could see a yellow question mark? right click to reinstall drivers or update driver xp Click start right click on computer select properties device manager scroll to image devices expand right click to update driver in W7 http://download.cnet.com/2000-20_4.html on the home page you should see a search tab just type in what you are looking for IE: webcam name webcam driver you might have to try a few times to get it right software if you dont have the driver you will need to download one here rather doing a driver hunt which can take hours http://download.cnet.com/slimdrivers-free/3000-18513_4-75279940.html Windows XP/Vista/7/8 It might take some time being a freeware driver solution note: it will find all of your outdated drivers this is a free driver solutions This will automatically search for and find the correct driver you will have to update every driver individually once you update you might be asked whether you want to restart or make a system restore point click no to both of these then continue updating each driver free then restart once all of the drivers have been updated Some webcams and programs require additional software, although that should be installed with the webcam if things are right. But is does not harm to check if your Java, Flash and Quicktime software are installed and up to date. But certainly check your DirectX software, since all video applications, including webcams, use DirectX for video processing. Try downloading the latest DirectX version and install it (Windows XP: DirectX 9.0c - Windows Vista: DirectX 10). http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Which-version-of-DirectX-is-on-your-computer If you still have no webcam installed Run the "Add a device"application, accessed by clicking on the "Start" button, opening the "Control Panel," and then double-clicking on "Add a device." The "Add a device" window will open and Windows will search for devices connected to your system but not installed. Click on the webcam name that shows in the search box and then click "Next." Choose whether you want Windows to search for the webcam device driver using Windows Update over the Internet, or if you'd prefer to have the device manager search for the driver using a disc supplied by your laptop manufacturer. Most drivers can be found on the system recovery disc included with your laptop, if you choose to add the driver from the provided disc. Place a check in the box next to your choice and then click "Next>" to continue. Wait while Windows searches from the driver using Windows Update, if this was your choice. An active Internet connection is required for Windows to successfully do this. Allow the computer to install the driver and then reboot the system for the webcam to become recognized by the system. Otherwise, you can use the system recovery disc or a driver downloaded directly from your laptop manufacturer to install the driver without using the Windows Update search feature. Open the CD/DVD-ROM drive and insert the system recovery disc, or place the driver downloaded from the manufacturer in an easily accessed file directory on your PC, such as on the desktop, or in your "My Documents" folder. Choose the option "Install the software automatically (Recommended)" in the "Add a device" application, and press "Next>" to begin searching for your webcam driver. The hardware wizard will search the system recovery disc and install the driver automatically. Press "Finish" to close the wizard and then reboot the computer to allow recognition of the webcam. Choose the option "Install the software manually" in order to browse to the driver location where you saved the driver and install it from there. Use the opened file manager and locate the driver. Click the "Next>" button to install the driver, then reboot the computer to add webcam functionality.

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