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How do i fix my webcam?

My webcam use to work, but i have not use it for a long time. I try turning it on using Quickplay and i dont see anything. I see dust on the lens so i dont kno if that is what is causing it. When i check for updates they say it is up-to-date. I need your help please

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  • Anonymous Sep 14, 2008

    when some one put to me webcam i can't see him/her and i don't know what to do can someone help me pls?????

  • rokinstu98 May 04, 2009

    i have no idea whats wrong with it when i try to put it on or do it on youtube it says it doesnt detect any webcam?!?!?!?!?!? what the hell is wrong with it?!?!?!?

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Go to the cameras properties and see if you can make any adjustments thu that. could you focuse need to be fine tuned

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I really just dont have a clue how to use my webcam, i dont know anything about computers


webcam commonly use to take a picture..just open the webcam application from your desktop and capture your picture or video. webcam also use for chatting such as in yahoo or msn..just try it..it will be fun

May 07, 2011 | Webcams

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I have an hp dv9000 and the web cam only works on yahoo instant message. how can it be made to work on it's own?


To turn on an HP webcam:
1. Go to QuickPlay (press the blue-lighted button above the F3 key (or next to the power button)).
2. When QuickPlay shows up, there is a row of six icons across the bottom of the screen: click on the second one from the left (the one with the photo-movie_reel-music_notes).
3. A window with three 'frames' shows up. On the left frame there are six items: the fifth one should say 'HP Webcam'. Click on it.
4. The webcam's blue LED light should now be turned on. There should be a rectangle with dimensions of ratio 1:2 which should show what the camera is sensing.
5. There is a row of seven buttons above that rectangle: the seventh is for taking snapshots and the sixth for recording videos.
6. Videos and pictures are saved at:
Pictures -- C:\Users\Public\Public Pictures\My Snapshots
Videos -- C:\Users\Public\Public Videos\HP Webcam
sometimes it doesnt say "hp web cam" it says "usb video device"

Jul 02, 2010 | HP Webcam

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I have a problem with my webcam sound. I recorded my assignment speech and when i try to listen to the speech, there was no sound coming out from the webcam. i tried everything and nothing worked. Can you...


Hi chinonsobeau,

First off, you to list the model number of your HP web Cam, as well as your OS, and the software you using to record your sound. I will assume that you have Quickplay which HP ususally send out with their web cams.

To access QuickPlay, just press the "blue QuickPlay button" next to the power button. If it doesn't load QuickPlay, just do "Start" - "All Programs" - then you will see QuickPlay listed there. If you still can't find it just do a search, you will find the short-cut. If you still don't find it, then HERE is a place you can download it and use it. It also has instruction on how to use it.

Or sometimes HP sends out Cheese, another camera software. You can download that HERE.

These are the instructions for QuickPlay:

Once launched QuickPlay, click on the 2nd icon from left (between DVD and TV icon), then double-click on "HP Pavilion WebCam" from the left side panel, then you will see the blue LED light lit and you should see yourself on the screen. (Double-click "yourself" to enlarge image)

To take a picture or record video, just press the corresponding buttons on the top. (the red circle icon is for recording video (press "Stop" icon to stop recording), the camera icon is for, well, camera)
Videos and pictures are saved at:
Pictures -- C:\Users\Public\Pictures\My Snapshots
Videos -- C:\Users\Public\Videos\HP Webcam


I'm less familiar with Cheese, so I'll give you their website HERE to go to their support and they can guide you through their program.

Anyway, I hope this helps,

Don't forget to leave a raing,

Thanks

Mark



To access QuickPlay, just press the "blue QuickPlay button" next to the power button. If it doesn't load QuickPlay, just do "Start" - "All Programs" - then you will see QuickPlay listed there. If you still can't find it just do a search, you will find the short-cut.

Once launched QuickPlay, click on the 2nd icon from left (between DVD and TV icon), then double-click on "HP Pavilion WebCam" from the left side panel, then you will see the blue LED light lit and you should see yourself on the screen. (Double-click "yourself" to enlarge image)

To take a picture or record video, just press the corresponding buttons on the top. (the red circle icon is for recording video (press "Stop" icon to stop recording), the camera icon is for, well, camera)
Videos and pictures are saved at:
Pictures -- C:\Users\Public\Pictures\My Snapshots
Videos -- C:\Users\Public\Videos\HP Webcam user_offline.gif
To access QuickPlay, just press the "blue QuickPlay button" next to the power button. If it doesn't load QuickPlay, just do "Start" - "All Programs" - then you will see QuickPlay listed there. If you still can't find it just do a search, you will find the short-cut.

Once launched QuickPlay, click on the 2nd icon from left (between DVD and TV icon), then double-click on "HP Pavilion WebCam" from the left side panel, then you will see the blue LED light lit and you should see yourself on the screen. (Double-click "yourself" to enlarge image)

To take a picture or record video, just press the corresponding buttons on the top. (the red circle icon is for recording video (press "Stop" icon to stop recording), the camera icon is for, well, camera)
Videos and pictures are saved at:
Pictures -- C:\Users\Public\Pictures\My Snapshots
Videos -- C:\Users\Public\Videos\HP Webcam user_offline.gif

Oct 11, 2009 | HP Webcams

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My webcam wont work on quickplay anymore but it still works on...


take a look into the quick play window ...and see if the preview its marked ..cause if is not ...its shows a black screen ...if this isn't the problem ....just reinstall the driver and it will be as new...maybe that used to work with an additional program that ussually are installed with those cameras...and now it only has the driver working .....but reinstalling all the original programs from the instalation cd of the cam it will bring 'em back ...do not remove the drivers until you are sure you have them on cd..

Jun 07, 2009 | Logitech Webcam

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"webcam already in use by another application"


Normal 0 This ptogram will eliminate your problem of the camera being busy or being used by another program. Really works great.

Double click on this site http://download.cnet.com/SplitCam/3000-2348_4-10500269.html
And then click on Download Now (3.5MB)

  1. Install Splitcam saying yes to everything during installation including the any warnings.

    2. Then run the Splitcam program by double clicking the downloaded program.

    3. Clicked on "Video" at the bottom right of the program window and selected your cmera.

Note: This will result in your camera being switched on and viewable in the
SplitCam program.

4. Opened up Skype (or other messengers) and go to "Tools" then "Options" then "Video settings."

5. Also setup your “Audio” while you are there.

6. Selected "SplitCam Capture" as my webcam, then click on save.

7. Webcam image will appeared in Skype or what ever messenger you are using.

Hope this Helps. Bud

Mar 20, 2009 | Logitech Webcam

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How do i fix my webcam?


Try plugging it into a different USB port, that will force the driver to re-load. If that doesn't work, try completely uninstalling the driver and reinstalling it. Press the windows key + pause/break simultaneously, then go to Hardware > device manager. If you see your camera listed there, right click on it and click "uninstall" confirm yes, then download the driver from the manufacturer's website and reinstall it. You may have to reboot the computer afterwards.

Jul 02, 2008 | Webcams

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Help


The web cam is most likley controlled by software in your laptop. if you have "QuickPlay" try openning that program, you will see a Camera Icon . pressing that icon should start your Camera.

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HP webcam dv6000 is not working properly


Weird but worked for me for yahoo and messenger but not quickplay. If you have the Chicony web camera, follow these steps to download Acer webcam drivers.

1. Download Acer 5210 Chicony Webcam drivers.

2. Run the setup file.

3. Follow installer prompts then RESTART PC.

4. Ignore the 'installing drivers' popup.

5. Open up the Control Panel.

6. Open up the Device Manager.

7. Select webcam from 'Imaging Devices'.

8. Right click on webcam and select 'Update'.

9. Select 'Browse computer for driver'.

10. Choose 'Let me pick from list of devices on PC'.

11. Uncheck 'Show compatible hardware' checkbox.

12. Scroll down to Chicony manufacturer.

13. Choose the 'Acer Crystal Eye Webcam'.

14. Install even if a question pops up.

YOU ARE DONE AND ENJOY YOUR CHATTING WITH ACER CYRSTAL EYE WEBCAM.

Thanks to DylanBennett for uncovering this odd fix for the HP webcam

Oct 14, 2007 | Webcams

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