I have an Advent 4490 Netbook (Windows XP). The internal webcam has stopped working. I select Fn-F12 and a message says the webcam is switched on, but it is not working. No light either next to webcam. Can...
Hi! try to check if the driver for the webcam is installed on the machine, go to start->right click on my computer->properties->hardware->device manager. Check if the driver is there, uninstall and reinstall the driver by following the steps below:
1.Click Start > My Computer.
2.Double-click the icon for XP (C:) drive.
3.You may see a message saying "These files are hidden". Click the Show the contents of this folder option.
4.Double-click the Applications folder.
5.Double-click the Drivers folder.
6.Inside this folder you will see folders for each device you can re-install, for example, Audio.
7.Double-click the folder and look for an icon called Setup.exe or Install.exe.
8.Double-click the icon and follow any on-screen instructions to re-install the driver.
9.After installing drivers it is recommended that you restart your computer.
***you have to run a program or a software (yahoo messenger, etc) for you to test if the webcam if it is working or not***
hope this helps...
May 22, 2010 |