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Toshiba Satellite A205-S4577 Webcam Malfunctions

I downgraded to XP, and now my built-in webcam doesn't work the way it should. It comes on for 1 second, then goes black. I've tried different drivers but none fix it. Any advice?

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  • Kebez Feb 22, 2008

    Now it doesn't even show it as a "USB Video Device" in the My Computer folder.....

  • Kebez Feb 22, 2008

    Also, if anyone can help me in regaining a way to control my brightness settings, it would be much appreciated.

  • Kebez Feb 22, 2008

    Don't think I want to go through the trouble of installing/uninstalling multiple OS, with things like iTunes libraries and the like to manage. There must be a simpler solution.

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  • brittkc1616 Jun 24, 2008

    i have the same problem. any suggestions?

  • Anonymous Jun 27, 2008

    i cant see my webcam at all



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Test it with Knoppix (e.g. a LiveCD) or Mac OS X or your old Vista HD or something to make sure the webcam has not lost its physical connection or function!
Then maybe run RegClean or uninstall the random drivers you played with, then try to load the right one first (if one exists.)

Upgrading to Mac OS X or FreeBSD or a Linux distro does not sound like a bad idea to me, especially if WinXP grieves you.

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