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I have sony vaio VPCEF47FX and the webcam can't be detected by skype and it can't be seen in the device manager. How can I solve this problem?

The built in webcam used to work but it stopped working in window 7.

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Well if you know how to get into your 'Hardware Device Manager' and see if this specific Web Cam has a yellow question mark over it's icon.
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hello, try the link below;

ftp://download.sony.com/US/pc/TIDMSC-01424702-US.EXE

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Hi,

If the imaging device is missing in the device manager, it is generally considered to be an hardware related issue. But, there are chances even in this situation the camera has worked after performing some troubleshooting steps:

Try opening the preinstalled ArcSoft WebCam Companion Software in the computer and check if there also you are getting the message, " Camera device not found".

If so then the issue may be resolved by reinstalling the Camera driver. In your case the computer uses inbox driver shipped with the OS. But, as it is Sony try reinstall the original ArcSoft WebCam Companion® Software from the esupport website.

If that also doesn't work, download and install the Camera driver:

http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu-download.pl?mdl=VGNNS140ES&upd_id=4257&os_id=7

While installing the above driver, the computer may prompt an error this update is not for your computer model.

In that case, extract the setup file of the above driver using the Universal Extractor and then run teh setup, this usually works!!!!.

Download the Universal Extractor from the link below:

http://www.softpedia.com/dyn-postdownload.php?p=56951&t=4&i=1


Thanks!!!!

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Hi dan_lavalley, try "Updating the Driver / Software."
Go to this "Website Link," below!
Fill-in all information required.
Ie: Brand Name, Model #, and Operating System...

"OS" are: XP, Vista, and Windows 7

Select the [Drivers] you need from the "List."

"Download the Drivers."

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Click here: http://b2b.sony.com/b2bMicrosites/landingpage/vaio_drivers/download_vaio_drivers.html

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