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Chicony USB 2.0 Camera: NEED HELP!!!!!

I am using a Toshiba Satellite A215-S4747. It has a built in webcam (Chicony USB 2.0 camera) and since I upgraded to vista ultimate it has not worked. I tried what you said to do Control Panel -> System and Maintenance ->Device Manager, and when I got to the folder was under +Other devices and was called Unknown device. When I tried to upgrade it (via internet and browsing) the Computer said "Windows encountered a problem installing the driver software for your device" and explains that Chicony USB 2.0 Camera cannot be installed. If you can help, email me at ezralesser@comcast.net. I have a toshiba P205-S6247 and after installing viast ultimate the web cam drivers didn't install. I get the following error msg: The driver installation file for this device is missing a necessary entry. This may be because the INF was written for Windows95 or later. Contact your hardward vendor.

Hi...i have the same problem...I have bought Toshiba Satellite L310-S411, Built In Camera (Chicony USB 2.0 Camera) is not working after up grade to vista home premium...Always showing in the Start Up...Webcam Driver Open Failed. Please restart your camera or Computer....Can anyone who can solve this problem?kindly email me aurantcr70@yahoo.com thank's

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    My webcam bean doing this too. It doesn't tell me anything in the beginning but when i try to ope it up in Yahoo Messenger, it tells me it;s not connected, and i try to fix it, but nothing changes.

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Download new drivers online for it ,,for vista,,

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Follow these steps to re-install the driver for the webcam. You will need to be logged in as an Administrator or have an Administrator password ready.1. Click the Windows Start button.
2. Click Control Panel, System and Maintenance and then Device Manager.
3. Right-click on Chicony USB 2.0 Camera and select Update Driver Software. A yellow exclamation point indicates that the camera is recognized by Windows but is not working properly, probably because of problem with the device driver
4. Select Browse my computer for the driver software.
5. Select Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer.
6. Select USB Video Device from the list, and click Next.
7. If the message “Windows encountered a problem installing the driver software for your device” appears, click Close.
8. Restart Windows.
The webcam should now work properly

Posted on May 25, 2008

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SOURCE: Chicony USB 2.0 Camera: NEED HELP!!!!!

you need to check and make sure it's on the HCL list .....this stands for hardware compatibility list ....or the laptop should have a sticker saying it's vista ready . let me know

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I have a Toshiba Satellite P205-S6237 with a built-in Chicony USB 2.0 camera, I cant get it to work, need help


Many Toshiba laptops, including Satellite, Portege and Qosmio models, feature built-in Chicony-brand webcams.


The Chicony webcam can be problematic, especially when running a 32-bit version of Windows Vista.


Microsoft has released an update that will correct problems with starting the webcam after terminating "Sleep" mode.


Users may also have to install the appropriate driver or webcam software to correct webcam problems.


Dark or Black Webcam Image Problems


Toshiba laptop owners may have problems with the webcam displaying as dark or completely black a few seconds after the initial image appears or immediately after engaging the webcam.


Users should ensure that the webcam indicator light is engaged.

If not, users should run the "Camera Assistant Software" to turn on the webcam.


Low light can cause the webcam to power off and to display a dark image.

Users can tweak the light and contrast by manually increasing the lighting in the room or by turning on "Night Mode."


If these steps do not correct the dark image problem, users may have to reset the webcam itself, reinstall the "Camera Assistant" software.


Webcam Problems After Terminating Sleep Mode


Toshiba laptop owners with Windows Vista (any 32-bit edition) installed and the Chicony webcam may have problems starting the webcam after restoring the laptop from "Sleep" mode.

"Sleep" mode powers down a number of hardware components in the laptop.


The webcam is capable of entering a non-operating system-induced sleep mode when it is not used for an extended period of time.


After the user engages Windows "Sleep" mode and wakes the laptop, the webcam may give error messages such as "Locked by another application."


This webcam problem can be corrected by installing a Windows Hotfix, which is also included in Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1).
Webcam Problems After Upgrading Windows Vista

Toshiba Satellite laptop owners may opt to use the Microsoft Anytime Upgrade to upgrade to Vista Ultimate.


After doing so, the Chicony webcam may stop working and report a "Please turn on the camera" error message.


Users can correct this problem by reinstalling the Chicony driver.


Webcam Problems on Linux


Linux users who own Toshiba laptops with the Chicony webcam should install the Linux UVC Driver to make the webcam functional. The webcam may not work without this driver.


Grainy or Blurry Webcam Image


The Chicony webcam can produce grainy or blurry images if the user does not remove the protective film that covers the external webcam interface.

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

Hope this helps

Nov 15, 2012 | Toshiba Computers & Internet

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Need to reinstall webcam driver


I've found the camera driver for your notebook, but it is suitable to Windows 7 only. It's here, anyway. Hope it works for you.
Regards, Carlos

Jul 09, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite A215-S4747 Notebook

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My toshiba satelite is A215-s4747 the problem I


Have you tried installing the latest Chicony Webcam driver software from your Toshiba product home page?
latest is version 1.7.231.1126
Download it, right click the file - select compatibility tab and check the following settings

then hit ok and install as usual




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May 15, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite A205-S4617 Notebook

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My toshiba satelite is A215-s4747 the problem I


Have you tried installing the latest Chicony Webcam driver software from your Toshiba product home page?
latest is version 1.7.231.1126
Download it, right click the file - select compatibility tab and check the following settings

then hit ok and install as usual





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Mar 27, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite A205-S4617 Notebook

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Chicony USB 2.0 Camera: NEED HELP!!!!!


you need to check and make sure it's on the HCL list .....this stands for hardware compatibility list ....or the laptop should have a sticker saying it's vista ready . let me know

Jun 02, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite A205-S5880 Notebook

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Toshiba satellite a215-s4747


can any one help me please I want to download A215-S4747 network adapter (ethernet lan RTL8101E) on my vista to transfer it on my virtual xp but I can't find the driver so if any one knows a site or have can you please help me?!

Oct 31, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite A135-S2276 Notebook

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Chicony USB 2.0 Camera: NEED HELP!!!!!


Follow these steps to re-install the driver for the webcam. You will need to be logged in as an Administrator or have an Administrator password ready.1. Click the Windows Start button.
2. Click Control Panel, System and Maintenance and then Device Manager.
3. Right-click on Chicony USB 2.0 Camera and select Update Driver Software. A yellow exclamation point indicates that the camera is recognized by Windows but is not working properly, probably because of problem with the device driver
4. Select Browse my computer for the driver software.
5. Select Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer.
6. Select USB Video Device from the list, and click Next.
7. If the message “Windows encountered a problem installing the driver software for your device” appears, click Close.
8. Restart Windows.
The webcam should now work properly

May 24, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Toshiba A-200 10W webcam locked by another application


I don't know what exactly fixed the problem but I managed to fix it. I'm using a Toshiba Satellite A215 by the way.

Here's what I did
Control Panel >> System Maintenance >> Device Manager

Go to Imaging Devices and right-click "Chicony USB 2.0 Camera" and choose "Update Driver Software"

First I clicked on "Search automatically for updated driver software" but everything was already up to date. So then I went to "Browse my Computer for Driver Software" and then to "Let Me Pick from a List". I updated the USB Video Device and rebooted but that only made it worse I think. Then I tried updating one of the "Chicony USB 2.0 Camera"'s and that did the trick. Yey. So now my webcam works.

Dec 05, 2007 | Toshiba Satellite A135-S2276 Notebook

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