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Vpcef47fx webcam not working - Sony VAIO EF Series Laptop VPCEF47FX/BI

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    K Diakite Mar 19, 2014

    The webcam used to work with skype but it stopped working all of sudden and the webcam light on the top of the screen doesn't turn on. The laptop model VPCEF47FX runs on window 7.no longer on

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Hi K

Try re-installing the drivers but also check out this link for firmware update (check to make sure it is your product)
Sony Firmware Extension Parser Device Driver

Posted on Mar 19, 2014

Testimonial: "Hello Andrew, Thanks for your suggestion. I downloaded the firmware extension parser and ran it but it didn't help, the problem still exists. Could you tell me the names of the drivers I should re-install and where can I get them?"

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I understand that your Notebook webcam is not working.

To isolate the issue please test webcam in quick play. If it do not work and shows black screen. Please perform the following steps.

Click start and in the start search box type Device Manager and press enter. Then click on + sign next to imaging devices and right click on HP Webcam and select disable. If it prompts you to restart the Notebook . Then restart the Notebook and check whether Webcam is working. If it wont prompt to restart the notebook then right click on the HP webcam again and enable it.

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