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I cannot turn the web cam on

I cannot turn on the web cam and when i check the device manager it says that the device is working properly. I do not know how ton turn on the web cam.

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There is a software to turn on the webcam
Try this
Start > Start Search > type in YouCam/Cyberlink/MediaSmart.
Click on any one which you see in the start up menu above and your webcam will start.

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How to download or detect my webcam


1. Connect your web cam
  • Attach all power cords (e.g. laptop and/or web cam).
  • Plug your USB cam directly into your computer (do not use any external USB hubs). Turn your cam on
  • As long as your web cam and computer hardware are working, Windows should detect it!
2. Open Device Manager
  • For Vista
    => Click Control Panel. If you have Control Panel Classic View, click Device Manager
    => Click Control Panel. If you have Control Panel Home View, click System and Maintenance->Device Manager
  • For XP
    => Click Control Panel->System, then Hardware tab, then Device Manager button
3. Find your web cam in Device Manager
  • Understanding Device Names
    => Windows provides user-friendly device names to accomodate us humans. As far as Windows is concerned, the device name is simply a comment!
    => It's those cryptic Device Identification strings that really identify a device
    => Device Manager displays whatever device name it happens to find in the device driver
    ...==> If Windows finds NO device driver, your web cam may be named "Unknown" or "Other" device
    ...==> If Windows finds the WRONG device driver you may see your web cam with the WRONG device name
  • How to find your web cam
    => While your web cam is connected, look through all of Device Manager for devices with a yellow icon (probably a yellow question mark)
    => Be certain to expand the USB category to check all devices listed under it. Also, be sure to also check if category Other Devices appears in Device Manager and look under it as well
    => Your web cam will appear as a device with a yellow icon (probably a question mark)
    => Click on thumbnail to see the full sized image
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  • How to verify the device you found is your web cam
    => Your web cam device will only appear in Device Manager when the web cam is powered on and connected
    => Disconnect your web cam. Verify the device you had found is no longer displayed in Device Manager
4. Find your web cam's Hardware Ids
  • In Device Manager, select your web cam device, rt click Properties. Click Details tab
  • Select Hardware Ids from the pull-down. You'll see a list of one or more Hardware Id strings
5. Search for a driver based on Hardware Id
> Update 1/26/2011: To avoid a common mistake, don't confuse the number zero with the letter "O". IDs may contain zero but NOT the letter "O"

The best driver will match the Hardware Id at the top of the list. The next best driver match will match the next Hardware Id on the list, etc
  • Start by searching for the Id at the top of the Hardware Id list
  • If only due to how different search engines work, recommend you cut USB\ from the search string
    => Example: If the Hardware Id is USB\VID_093A&PID_2468&REV_0001 search for VID_093A&PID_2468&REV_0001
  • You can start by clicking Search at the top of your TechSpot window to search TechSpot first
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  • For more help on how to search for a driver using the webcam's Hardware IDs see this post

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My laptop is (HP) AMD Athlon II P320 Laptop (G62-244CA). and my web cam is HP WEBCAM 101, its not working. I have checked the device manager and it says that my web cam is working properly. But when im...


go to device manager, un-install your web cam and re-install with the drivers cd of web cam, also change the port of the cam els the cam may gone
good luck

Nov 05, 2010 | HP Computers & Internet

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I have a Dell 530 S Dell Inspiron. Its Webcam has stopped working. Any solutions


The very first step is of course to check your web cam connection. Most web cams use the USB port to connect to the PC, so check if your USB cable is properly plugged. For build-in web cams this steps does of course not apply. Many new laptops have a build-in web cam. Also try connecting your web cam directly to your PC instead of through a USB hub (if you are using one).

The next thing is to do is to check your Windows Device Manager and see if the hardware is recognized and installed properly.

It might be that the hardware is recognized as a camera, but the right drivers are not installed. The yellow explanation mark will indicate a problem.
Other devices in Windows XP device manager

If the device is not recognized in Windows XP, Right-click the device, and in the pop up menu select Update Driver Software. Then follow the instructions on screen, but make sure you allow Windows to search the web for updated drivers.

In case no driver for the web cam can be found, you can try a third party driver finding program that scans your PC for installed hardware and allows you to install missing drivers.

If this fails, the next step would be to un install the software that came with your web cam. Use the Add or Remove Programs feature in the Control Panel. If that does not work you can use a third party un installer.

After un installing the software, restart your PC and then reinstall the web cam software. In most cases this will solve the problems. Depending on the software, you might need to unplug your web cam during the software installation.If your problem is not fixed then you have to buy a new one.

Hope the above information will be helpful to you.
Thanks.

Oct 08, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 530 Desktop Computer

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I cannot acces mi web cm mustek m6323


First check your cable and the port. You may want to try other cable and port. Next, go to Control Panel, Device Manager and check if the Cam is installed correctly. If you a "!" or a "?" beside the device name, that means it's not properly configured/installed. Get your installer CD and reinstall the device. If it fails again, replace the Cam. Good luck.

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Sep 16, 2010 | Mustek Web-Cam M6323 Web Cam

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My webcam stopped working


Hi mgcook86! I will be glad to assist you in this issue. There are resons why the web cam stops working. here are the posibility:
1. The device is total broken. check the physical device if there is a presence of broken or damage cable or something else.
2. The driver for the web cam is corrupted or deleted from the device manager. If this is the case, check on the device manager if the web cam driver is installed, If the driver is installed, uninstall it and re install the driver and that will fix the issue.
3. If your web cam is a built in with the laptop, check the bios settings of the laptop, possibly the device is turn off from the bios.
4. It could be a virus issue, if the device is working for the last few days and just stop working, try to restore the operating system earlier than the time that it stop working, it could be a virus issue that corrupt the registry of your O.S.

Nov 01, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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I don't know what kind of cam I have?


1. Connect your web cam
  • Attach all power cords (e.g. laptop and/or web cam).
  • Plug your USB cam directly into your computer (do not use any external USB hubs). Turn your cam on
  • As long as your web cam and computer hardware are working, Windows should detect it!
2. Open Device Manager
  • For Vista
    => Click Control Panel. If you have Control Panel Classic View, click Device Manager
    => Click Control Panel. If you have Control Panel Home View, click System and Maintenance->Device Manager
  • For XP
    => Click Control Panel->System, then Hardware tab, then Device Manager button
3. Find your web cam in Device Manager
  • Understanding Device Names
    => Windows provides user-friendly device names to accomodate us humans. As far as Windows is concerned, the device name is simply a comment!
    => It's those cryptic Device Identification strings that really identify a device
    => Device Manager displays whatever device name it happens to find in the device driver
    ...==> If Windows finds NO device driver, your web cam may be named “Unknown” or "Other" device
    ...==> If Windows finds the WRONG device driver you may see your web cam with the WRONG device name
  • How to find your web cam
    => While your web cam is connected, look through all of Device Manager for devices with a yellow icon (probably a yellow question mark)
    => Look if a device category Other Devices. Also, be certain to expand the USB category to check all devices listed under it
    => Your web cam will appear as a device with a yellow icon (probably a question mark)
    => Click on thumbnail to see the full sized image
    How to verify the device you found is your web cam
    => Your web cam device will only appear in Device Manager when the web cam is powered on and connected
    => Disconnect your web cam. Verify the device you had found is no longer displayed in Device Manager
4. Find your web cam's Hardware Ids
  • In Device Manager, select your web cam device, rt click Properties. Click Details tab
  • Select Hardware Ids from the pull-down. You'll see a list of one or more Hardware Id strings

Aug 08, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Web Cam Not functioning properly


You may uninstall the web cam driver from the Device Manager then restart the Computer. After restarting the Computer, please reinstall the web cam driver. You may locate the Web cam driver under the Imaging Devices category in the Device Manager. If the issue persists then you may perform System Restore to restore the system files to the time when the web cam worked normally.

Jun 23, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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My web cam is not work properly


control Panel->System-->Hardware-->Device Manager-->Select ur Webcam device--> Right Click select uninstall

then again download it frm


http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-68104.html

Apr 05, 2009 | Lenovo 3000 Y410 Laptop

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Web cam


check if the driver is properly installed go to device manager and check if it has a yellow question mark around which means the driver isn't properly installed if so, find the appropriate driver online

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