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

I am using a Toshiba Satellite A215-S4747. It has a built in webcam (Chicony USB 2.0 camera) and since I upgraded to vista ultimate it has not worked. I tried what you said to do Control Panel -> System and Maintenance ->Device Manager, and when I got to the folder was under +Other devices and was called Unknown device. When I tried to upgrade it (via internet and browsing) the Computer said "Windows encountered a problem installing the driver software for your device" and explains that Chicony USB 2.0 Camera cannot be installed. If you can help, email me at ezralesser@comcast.net. I have a toshiba P205-S6247 and after installing viast ultimate the web cam drivers didn't install. I get the following error msg: The driver installation file for this device is missing a necessary entry. This may be because the INF was written for Windows95 or later. Contact your hardward vendor.

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  • vlarmel May 25, 2008

    I've tried this and it didnt' work. So you know the chicony usb 2.0 dosen't show up in device manager, there is an unknown device in the list that comes up as the chicony.

  • vlarmel May 25, 2008

    Yes I did.

    walked through your steps item by item

  • vlarmel May 25, 2008

    also, her was no usb video device, the chiony was listed under imaging devices

  • vlarmel May 25, 2008

    also there is no system and maintenance item in the control panel



    I went into the device manager which is in the control panel



  • Anonymous Jun 08, 2008

    i need driver Chicony USB 2.0 Camera for XP.thank you

  • Anonymous Nov 26, 2008

    I just bought a toshiba satellite A305D-S6848,I took just one picture with it,and it started showing green shots,when I take a picture.Now its totally black,and it says NO PREVIEW AVAILABLE.I have re-installed the drivers that came with the recovery disk,but its still not working.When I tried the other option of updating the driver,it told me that microsoft checked,and discovered that I have the latest updates.Pls what can I do about it.I really would appreciate it if you can help me with it.My email is worldaz@yahoo.co.uk.I hope to hear from you as soon as possible.Thanks

  • mquadri Nov 30, 2008

    I have recently purchased Toshiba Satellite L305. I am not able to have the camera side-bar.... how can I get this hidden side-bar or create a short cut icon and have this on destop..



    Quadri

  • Anonymous Feb 02, 2009

    THx

  • chanixes Trinidad Feb 17, 2009

    Hi...i have the same problem...I have bought Toshiba Satellite A215-S5817 but sad to say only Built In Camera (Chicony USB 2.0 Camera) is not working...Always showing in the Start Up...Webcam Driver Open Failed. Please restart your camera or Computer....Can anyone who can solve this problem?kindly email me to chanixes@emirates.net.ae... Thank you....

    Yhanixes

  • buggy2b May 11, 2010

    so i found it and it is all installed in my computer but i just cant access it? how do i find the camera program so i can use it?

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Follow these steps to re-install the driver for the webcam. You will need to be logged in as an Administrator or have an Administrator password ready.1. Click the Windows Start button.
2. Click Control Panel, System and Maintenance and then Device Manager.
3. Right-click on Chicony USB 2.0 Camera and select Update Driver Software. A yellow exclamation point indicates that the camera is recognized by Windows but is not working properly, probably because of problem with the device driver
4. Select Browse my computer for the driver software.
5. Select Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer.
6. Select USB Video Device from the list, and click Next.
7. If the message “Windows encountered a problem installing the driver software for your device” appears, click Close.
8. Restart Windows.
The webcam should now work properly

Posted on May 25, 2008

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    Mark Williams May 25, 2008

    And you right clicked on that device to run the steps I posted?

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I had the same problem, just follow the link, it will download driver, install it and everything will work excelent...
The link is HERE.
By the way, I'm now experiancing problems with it on my Windows 7, so if enyone found the solution please write it down on my blog HERE.

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This problem is easy
get the xp driver from your laptop site then right click on the setup icon and choose properities then choose compatibility tick beside
Run this program in ...... then choose windows xp sp2 and ok.
run the set up and enjoy

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  • islamsabry Nov 25, 2009

    this problem is easy

    get the xp driver from your laptop site then right click on the setup icon and choose properities then choose compatibility tick beside

    Run this program in ...... then choose windows xp sp2 and ok.

    run the set up and enjoy

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Go to this link on the Toshiba support site.

http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/modelContent.jsp?ct=SB&os=&category=&moid=1702315&rpn=PSPBGU&modelFilter=&selCategory=3&selFamily=1073768663

After instruction 8, you will get a window that asks where to look for the driver. Click on the "search the Internet" link. It installed the Chicony driver and worked for me.

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Please somebody tell me with a toshiba satellite pro how to get the webcam up because i dont even know how to find the webcam! Please help meee!!! Thankyouuu x

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Upgrading to Windows 7 leaves Chicony USB 2.0 drivers inoperable. There seem to be no updates that will allow the camera to work on the win7 platform. Microsoft has done it again. And once again they supplied no lubricant.

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Bueno lo siento por cambiar un poco de tema pero por favor alguien que me pueda ayudar con mi problema

mi computadora es toshiba y tiene windows 7 y la camara es chicony usb 2.0 y funcina my bien pero cuando quiero realizar una video llamada me aparece en el messenger una camara con un tache

espero me puedan ayudar lo necesito por favor

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I have a Toshiba A215 with Vista Home Premium installed. Had problem with the DVD drive which suddenly started ejecting whenever it is selected (Drive D). Had to re-install Vista Home Premium but the problem persisted. Again, the Chicony Camera refused to show even though it is said to be working well in the Device Manager. Please Help!

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SOURCE: 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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then hit ok and install as usual




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then hit ok and install as usual





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