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Hey, well, I got a laptop, and my built-in camera is not working

Well, I open up my Chicony Web Cam on my Toshiba computer, but the image where I'm supposed to be says "Graph Render Fail", how do I turn on my camera, what does it mean, and how do I fix this problem? Thanks a million!

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  • Anonymous Aug 05, 2008

    none

  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2009

    any one now how to fix it

  • jibson0 Jan 19, 2009

    I tried repairing the driver TWICE and no luck.

  • kanthamd Feb 16, 2009

    it happens off an on, the only solution i have is to restart my computer but that doesn't always work... sometimes it takes at least 2 or 3 tries before it works. help!!

  • Anonymous Feb 23, 2009

    my built in webcam not working

  • Anonymous Mar 08, 2009

    i dont got a cam thing on my control wat do i do...my thing built in my labtop..wtf help plz

  • yugiumi Apr 17, 2009

    i open my CAS nad then click snapshot......after clicking snapshot an error occurs that says"Turn on your camera"

  • Anonymous Apr 27, 2009

    Same problem, but on a compaq



  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    chicony web cam

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Hi Chris - don't rate this until we fix this. Try this:

Go into control panel, programs and features if using Vista. click on camera assistant software. Click on change at the top
and then choose the repair option . Let me know what happens. Thanks.

Jeff

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