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Toshiba Satellite A205-S4777 Camera help

I have a toshiba satellite A205-S4777 and it has a buit in chicony 2.o USB camera however it doesn't work...i have reinstalled the drivers and now it tell me to turn on my camera or that my camera is not connected.. i have Wondows vista

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    click the start button for camera, window opens up for camera, and when i click to take picture a box comes up to cut on camera.

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Sounds like the camera wires are broken. you would have to take apart the screen portion of the laptop to see if it is connected still. you would then have to splice the wires together if they are broken/damaged

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My battery charges but only lasts about 20 minutes once it says it is fully charged. Just purchsed a new battery thinking it was old (laptop is about 3 years old) and the same thing happens.


From what you describe and assuming the new battery was "new", I'd say you have an internal short which is draining the battery over a short period of time. I'd also investigate the accuracy of the battery charge indicator. Download this free utility which will give you a more accurate picture of your battery:
http://www.mioplanet.com/products/batterymeter/

I'm assuming you gave the battery a "commissioning charge" when you bought and used it?
If not, this is something you should do with all new LI batteries. This bit is reproduced from a website that sells batteries for the Toshiba satellite series:

"2. The new Toshiba Satellite a205-s4777 battery pack needs to be circled (fully discharged and recharged) three to five times to reach its optimum performance.
3. Toshiba Satellite a205-s4777 battery will undergo self-discharging when left unused for a long period of time. Thus, it should always be stored in a fully charged state and kept in a cool, dry and clean place.
4. It is normal if the new Toshiba Satellite a205-s4777 battery gets warm when being charged or used. However, please pay special attention if the battery pack becomes excessively hot. This may indicate there is a problem with the charging circuit of the electronic device. Please consult a qualified technician if necessary.
5. To maintain the optimum performance of Toshiba Satellite a205-s4777 battery pack, it is highly recommended to circle (fully discharging and recharging) it at least once a month.
6. New batteries are hard to be charged. Sometimes, your electronic device may indicate a fully charged condition about 10 to 15 minutes when Toshiba Satellite a205-s4777 battery pack is being charged for the first time. When this happens, remove the battery pack and let it cool down for about 10 to 15 minutes then repeat the charging procedure. Sometimes, the new Satellite a205-s4777 battery will suddenly refuse to be charged. If this happens, a suggested solution is trying to remove the battery from the device and insert it again. "

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Hello all! I have Toshiba Satellite a205 s4707, with Windows 7. It has latest Toshiba drivers, bios is after update, but I can't run camera. I tried everything that I found on the internet but non...


Go to toshiba.com and download the correct drivers plus the updates. Any other problems use the phone number on the web site for technical assistance.
Toshiba have got it right.

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Error: Webcam driver open fail. Problem with Satellite A305D


Hi,
sounds like driver related problem, download this tool: Driver Update Software for XP Vista 7 8 update your drivers, and won't be any problem.
Jim

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Microphone poor sound quality


yes the microphone is poor quality in this model

Jul 08, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite A205-S4777 Notebook

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Chicony USB 2.0 Camera: NEED HELP!!!!!


you need to check and make sure it's on the HCL list .....this stands for hardware compatibility list ....or the laptop should have a sticker saying it's vista ready . let me know

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Chicony USB 2.0 Camera: NEED HELP!!!!!


download new drivers online for it ,,for vista,,

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CAN I NCHANGE MY OS VISTA TO XP ??


before changing plz check the availability of the drivers

Feb 02, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite A205-S4777 Notebook

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Toshiba satellite a205 webcam says locked by another application


I don't know what exactly fixed the problem but I managed to fix it. I'm using a Toshiba Satellite A215 by the way.

Here's what I did
Control Panel >> System Maintenance >> Device Manager

Go to Imaging Devices and right-click "Chicony USB 2.0 Camera" and choose "Update Driver Software"

First I clicked on "Search automatically for updated driver software" but everything was already up to date. So then I went to "Browse my Computer for Driver Software" and then to "Let Me Pick from a List". I updated the USB Video Device and rebooted but that only made it worse I think. Then I tried updating one of the "Chicony USB 2.0 Camera"'s and that did the trick. Yey. So now my webcam works.

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