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When attempting to use skype or the webcam companion that came with the computer it reports that a webcam is not found or is not working properly. Previously there have been no problems with the webcam

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Unplug the webcam and plug it back in. See if that works. If not, uninstall and reinstall it's driver.

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I have a sony vaio with built in web cam and windows 7 but i cant use the web cam . why is that?


Are you using the Sony Webcam companion? If not ou can download the application from Sony Vaio website. ( Sony Web Cam Companion ). If you are trying to use skype or any other video messaging software: Try to check if there are other video chat application running in the background of your computer. Open the system configuration utility (Windows key + R > msconfig ) then go to the Startup Tab. Uncheck all application that is related to video chat and leave the preferred video chat software active (checked). Restart the computer and viola! You can now use your webcam for video chat.

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I've gone through the neccessary steps to installing my webcam, but when I go to use the Webcam Companion, or even try to find a camera on skype it says that either the camera is being used by...


Try to disconnect your webcam then reinstall cd driver reset your PC. then connect again your webcam. testing and configure using skype messenger or yahoo messenger. driver of HP AU165AA Web Cam click this link : http://www.driverguide.com just sign up and join to download type HP AU165AA Web Cam and click search icon.

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Webcamera doesn't work


1. Check if Imaging Devices is listed in device manager.
2. Uninstall and reinstall the webcam companion software.

Use the Arcsoft Webcam Companion Software to use the camera to capture videos and pics. Click on start and type Webcam Companion in the search bar and press the enter key.
This will open the webcam companion software, then click on the capture option to use the camera. If you want to use the camera with any messaging software such as Skype, Yahoo Messenger etc, it is required to close the Webcam Companion Software or any other web messenger software.

The camera can be used with a single application at one time.

May 28, 2011 | Sony VAIO EE Series Notebook VPCEE31FX/WI

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VGNCR590 motion eye is not working, I am using Windows 7 Professional 32 bit


Visit the esupport webpage provided below:
http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu-list.pl?mdl=VGNCR220E

Select Windows 7 Professional Operating System and re-install the WebCam Companion Software Utility and Magic-i Utility available for the computer. Also ensure to either run only the webcam companion software of any messenger software at a time.
If you are logged in to a messenger software such as Yahoo Messenger, Googletalk, Skype etc. Then, make sure to logout from the messenger and quit the application.
After that, start the Webcam companion software from all programs in start menu.

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I can't activate my laptop's webcam. the model is VGN-FW vaio


1. Verify if the webcam drivers and software is installed in the computer.
The WebCam Companion Software contains teh drivers for the camera.
2. If the WebCam Companion Software is available and there is an error message like, no camera detected or camera in use. Then, ensure to first singout from any third party messenger software such as Skype/Yahoo messenger and exit the messenger. Ensure the messenger is not running in the background and you have successfully quit and exit the software after logout.
After that, use the WebCam Companion Software to make the camera working.
3. If the issue persists, check if Imaging Devices is listed and has the Sony Visual Communications Camera driver installed under device manager in the computer.
4. Press the Windows logo key +R key together to access the RUN window and type the command "devmgmt.msc" without the quotes, press the enter key.
5. In device manager locate Imaging Devices. If not present, reinstall the WebCam Companion Software, Sony Firmware extension parser device driver, Intel Chipset Driver and Sony Shared Library.
Download and install the driver and software from the below links.
Ensure to uninstall any previos software of webcam companion before reinstall.

Webcam Companion:
http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu-download.pl?mdl=VGNFW140E&upd_id=3654&os_id=28
Chipset Driver:
http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu-download.pl?mdl=VGNFW140E&upd_id=3624&os_id=28
Shared Library:
http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu-download.pl?mdl=VGNFW140E&upd_id=3630&os_id=28
Firmware Extension Parser:
http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu-download.pl?mdl=VGNFW140E&upd_id=3540&os_id=28
Ensure to restart computer after installing the software and driver.

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I have a Sony VAIO model VGN CR420E. After a serious virus infection my repair people emoved Vista and installed Windows 7. I then installed Skype and a Logitech C260 webcam. When I start Skype, my video...


Sounds like a possible driver issue.
Go to Sony's support site and download the latest drivers for your Camera, namely the WebCam Companion software to ensure you have the proper drivers for your integrated webcam.
http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu-list.pl?mdl=VGNCR420EP&SelectOS=44
A restart is usually needed after the installation.
Test the software to ensure you actually get proper video from the webcam after driver installation.
Test it out on Skype if all goes well.

Mar 03, 2011 | Sony VAIO VGN-FJ270/B Notebook

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Do not know how to turn the webcam on so I can use Skype


Hi,

In a VAIO there is no particular switch to turn ON the camera. Starting the computer automatically turns on the camera. To check if the camera is working properly, please open the ArcSoft Web Companion application that came with the computer. If the camera is working there, then the camera in the computer is perfect. You need to configure the Skype for video conferencing.

Below mentioned link has pictorial representation of the configuration of the Skype application with Camera in your VAIO.


http://www.kb.sony.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=C1014793



Thanks!!!!

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