- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
There are several ways you can use the camera on your toshiba laptop.
1.) Use a program such as Skype or Windows Messenger; these programs will only use your web camera when you video chat with someone else over the internet.
2.) Alternatively, most Toshiba laptops come with a built in program that you can use to activate the web camera, and you may even be able to record videos and take pictures. This program is usually found in a toolbar on the side of your screen. To use it, move your mouse cursor to the left side of your screen, and something should pop out. The camera can be activated from there.
3.) If this does not work, clicking on the start button (the circular windows logo found in the bottom left corner of the screen) and typing in camera should bring up a program called 'camera assistant.' Clicking on this should also start up the camera software.
You should first verify that the USB port can recognize a USB memory stick i.e. verify that the USB port hardware is working. If its is not, use Device Manager to reload the USB Host Adapter drivers.
If this is an external USB device (laptop or desktop) ...
the Device Manager will always locate the camera, if only as an Other Device or sometimes with the wrong driver in another device class. One possibility, if the host PC is a laptop, is check the Power Scheme. Set this to Always On, as this is supposed to (but not always..) stop Windows from turning off external interfaces (such as USB) to conserve power.
Check if the camera will appear in Device Manager on another PC. This will verify that the camera hardware is functional.
If this is a laptop built-in WebCam, it will usually appear in Device Manager under Imaging Devices. If it does not, I'd suspect that the camera hardware has a problem.
Let's assume that this is an external USB Camera. When the camera driver is loaded, the driver INF file is copied to a new file
C:\Windows\inf\oem.inf where is an arbitrary number.
When you plug in the camera, Windows PlugandPlay looks in C:\Windows\inf for the correct driver to assign to the device.
Windows can get confused about drivers, esspecially if you have attempted to reload the driver, or load a newer version.
If you do a search for all C:\Windows\inf\oem*.inf containing "Toshiba" or "WebCam" you should be able to locate one or more oem*.inf files that is the installed driver for your webcam.
Lets say this file is oem31.inf Delete this file and also oem31.pnf if its present.
This removes the last driver that was installed. Now, run Device Manager, and plug in the camera. If Device Manager can locate the camera (as an Other Device to start with), you should be able to reload the correct driver, either from the installed driver directory (if there is one) or from you camera CD.
You camera must have come alongwith a CD. Kindly browse inside the CD you will deffinetly find manual in pdf or word format. for connectivity you can connect your cam to any of the usb and 2 other jacks to green and red jacks of your audio and mike inputs of your PC. Kindly run the setup/exe file in your CD before connecting your webcam to your pc.
Toshiba is very good about placing original software for their laptops on their support website. Go there enter the appropriate make/model and follow the steps supplied to download and install the required software
Right click on My Computer and click on PROPERTIES.
Then click on DEVICE MANAGER, and then click on Imaging Devices.
Next click on the + and then on the camera, right click and then click on
Then click on the Red X in the upper LEFT corner.
Then get out of that and install your new camera.
Make sure to disconnecting the Camera from the USB
port and reinstall the software program. When the program asks
you to connect the camera to the USB port, do so and it should work.
Hope this helps. Bud
You should be able to select the Logitech webcam in the Settings of the program you are using. Try this free webcam test site. Click on the camera icon and then choose the Logitech from the drop down list. Once you are sure it is loaded and working properly, go into your service and select the Logitech. In Skype it is under Settings, Camera. In MSN click Tools, Audio & Video set up, Next. It should give you the option to choose what camera you want to use.
im spanish people, and i dont writte good the english.my camera does not come on automatically. whenever i startup my computer , a message comes up to say, please restart computer as your camera failed to open!
i dont have drivers ok
What i can to do?