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HP 2133 mini-note PC webcam stopped working!! Help!! PLEASE!! :((

Hi...its been about 8 months since i had bought a HP 2133 MINI NOTE PC, with a built in webcam and on vista. The webcam did not need installing or anything and was working fine for all this time but sometimes it said that it could not be detected.

However after i had switched the laptop off n then on it was back to normal again, but since last night when i tried to use it on MSN or yahoo (and today on WMP) it says that a camera could not be detected and please make sure your camera is plugged in and try again.

I absolutely know 2 pennies about technical stuff and computers so plz plz pl pl help?? is anyone having the same problem??


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  • faz_239 Apr 16, 2009

    hey thanks for the reply..but after i go on to device manager there is no webcam thing even written ther. On my msn n yahoo it says that it aint even connected . The only thing there is a yellow ! by is the bluetooth peripheral device thingy.. i dnt know wht tht is but does it mean anything...any mre advice??

    thanks again :(

  • faz_239 Apr 16, 2009

    erm...ok truth now..what is a will it help do you download it 2 work for a webcam..and plus ive bin on the HP website.. and im finding it reli confusing sounding like a nag but pllzz help me if u can

    thnkz anyway xxx

  • faz_239 Apr 16, 2009

    thankkx a bunch...wll try it now...blesss xx

  • faz_239 Apr 17, 2009

    hey cn sum1 check this link 4 me n let me know which one i need to reinstall my webcam on my HP 2133 mini note pc..


  • faz_239 Apr 17, 2009

    hey i tried what you told me to do and dwonloaded the driver, and everything was goin fine until the chicony Firmware update tool thingbob came up, and i clicked the flash button but it says that there is an error and it failed.. It keeps saying tht and then it says tht the process has stll nt workinnn...plz help me :'( :'(



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In your control panel you can select system properties and then device manager.
If the webcam had a yellow ! then you will need to install or update the drivers. Drivers can be found under the support section at the manufactures website.

(easy way to system properties is windows key + break key)

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    Mike Petrowsky Apr 16, 2009

    Next you can try by going to the HP website and enter the appropriate information pertaining to the model and search for the webcams driver to re-install it. while your there Download the driver for your bluetooth hardware too.

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    Mike Petrowsky Apr 16, 2009

    Drivers are what makes the things in your laptop work with windows. You will have to click on the support tab and find the download drivers area. from there it will ask information on what model you have. You chose which driver you need, in your case the webcam and then download it. after its downloaded you will have to run it. You can do that by double clicking on it and then folow what it says from there.

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    Mike Petrowsky Apr 17, 2009

    That should do it.



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