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I have plugged in my webcam and it hasnt installed properly and the computer is not pickin it up

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Some web cams you have to install first and then plug it in.chexck that you have the right driver.

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Hi. I have an acer aspire 8735G, and the camera was not working properly. I uninstalled the drivers from device manager. Then tried reinstalling the driver back (from acer website) and the following...

sorry to say this dude......your acer crytal eye webcam hardware failed....
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Aug 21, 2011 | Cameras

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Ik kan mij webcam niet vinden

install the software for the cam first
then plug the usb. The pc should now find the cam
if not the sw was not installed properly or the cam is broken
alternatively you can switch usb port

and yes this is an english site :)



Jun 08, 2011 | Cameras

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How to install a webcam?

After plugging it into any USB port it should pop up automatically as a new device. You can check out the Device Manager under your Computer menu to look for it as well. The webcam may come with a disk you need to run to install programs, etc.

May 10, 2011 | Cameras

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I bought the Frontech Diamond webcam and installed the CD and the message shows its successfully installed, as its requested i restarted my system. After i open my cam,, the light will ON but in the CAM...

check if your USB cable is properly plugged.
Also try connecting your webcam directly to your PC instead of through a USB hub

if your webcam's image is not sharp, check to see if it has a focus ring. A blurry image can sometimes simply mean the webcam is not in focus. Adjusting the focus through the ring can solve that problem.

Other picture quality problems with webcams can be addressed by changing the video capture properties for the webcam. Most programs that can use a webcam will have an option to access the properties of the video source, which will bring up the video capture properties window.


Feb 13, 2011 | Cameras

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How to Make my Samsung L100 camera a webcam

Many people ask if they can use their digital camera as a webcam. In the early days of digital imaging, it made sense to dual-function a camera because a webcam was a serious investment. However, webcams are now so inexpensive that manufacturers are not considering this functionality important in their digital cameras. In fact even the word 'webcam' creates the impression of bad imaging, so associating this function with a camera actually makes the camera seem 'cheap'.

Your camera is actually quite a new, and a nice camera. It doesn't make a lot of sense for Samsung to make it work as a webcam, because it's a waste. And in any case, you'd expect a webcam to be powered by a wall outlet or the USB... but most modern cameras like yours don't come with adapter-power, they have battery chargers instead. And they take too much current to use the USB power. By the time they'd added the extras to make it work properly as a webcam, you could BUY a USB webcam separately.

Anyway, back to your question... so, can your camera be used as a webcam? Probably not, but here's how you can tell. Make sure you've installed all the software you can find for your camera, power it up, and plug it in. Windows will tell you if it has a webcam function. If it's a webcam, then it will appear in "My Computer" as a device, right along with all the disk drives. To be sure, go to your control panel and select "Scanners and Cameras". Is your camera listed? If not... it's not a webcam.

In the unlikely event that you have a 'video in' on your computer, and that your camera has a 'video out' then you can follow the instructions on the sony site ("how to use a digital still camera as a webcam"); but most people will not have that yellow 'video in' connection.

Sorry this wasn't the news you really wanted.

Feb 10, 2011 | Samsung L100 Digital Camera

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I changed my windows to 7 and saw may web cam dont active

Before your webcam would become active again, you have to install the driver that came with it.
You can do this by two ways.
In the first way, if you have any installation disc that came with your laptop that deals mainly on installing drivers for the computer peripherals, you can insert and run this disc. This would enable you to install the drivers for your computer and it would work properly again,
On the other hand, you can go online and proceed to the website. there is usually a section under the personal page for the laptop model and when you access it, you can download the driver for the webcam and install it.
After installation, you should be able to use your webcam again.
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Feb 07, 2011 | Cameras

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Please sir, Educate me on how to use my web cam. I don't know how to use it. where and where to click

Here are the basics.

Before you can use your webcam, you have to install it. Installation means running any setup software that came on a disc with it, and plugging it in to a USB port (unless it's built in to your laptop or something).

You need to know if your webcam is installed. To find out, open "My Computer". If it's installed, it'll be right there as part of "My Computer". If you open it, you should be able to see it working. If it's not doing this for you, then you need to focus on getting it installed.

If the webcam is working, then it becomes a facility that's available to programs on your computer. What that means is, if you use a program such as Skype for making phone calls, that program can use the webcam to show the other person your face. You don't need to do anything special, if your webcam is installed, Skype will find it. This should apply to any other application that uses a webcam.

If you're not sure what you're doing, perhaps you've got the webcam working, but you don't realise it because you haven't chosen an application that can use it. It's like installing speakers, but not playing any music yet ;-)

Either choose your own application, or take my suggestion of Skype.

Feb 04, 2011 | Cameras

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Can i use it as Webcam? If so how?

It's actually made for point and shoot purposes only. But if you badly need it as a webcam you can try these steps: 1. install the s930 software disc.
2. plug in the camera to your computer via usb.
3. After installation, restart the computer.

If you use Yahoo Messenger, go to preference , then webcam, then select your camera then press OK and test the camera. Same logic applies to other messenger apps.

Disclaimer: Better to use an actual webcam w/c is easy to setup and use

Nov 27, 2010 | Sony DSC-S930 Digital Camera

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I was having trouble installing the drivers for my creative notebook camera(its a VF0250) and i downloaded the latest versions straight from the website. when i would plug it in it said "device not...

you probably installed the wrong driver by doing that ..and what you need to do is go to the support site ..and download and install the correct one ...the camera need to be identified and to say that the device is installed and ready to use in order to work proper..
In order to provide you the proper driver ..I will need to know if this is a internal camera on a laptop ..or an external one ...and the exact model of the camera and the operation system that you have in ..
or is the location for this webcam ..and choose the best driver and install it ...there are more than one ...if you are runing windows 7 be sue that it is compatible cause i kinda doubt it all that is written there them all ..and try them one by one ..but I will go for the 3rd one cause it seams the most complete one ..

Aug 01, 2010 | Cameras

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Wecam will not work

are you refering to a webcam? if its a webcam, make sure that its properly plug-in and the proper drivers are installed in your computer.

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