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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If that purple and green that is showing on your camera is the screen cover, then we can disable that. Go to camera settings/effects/disable the screen cover. If not then go to device manager/imaging device/and uninstall the chicony driver but do not delete, then restart the NB, then try to start the camera.
Insert the webcam pin in the motherboard. Which is located at the back of CPU. Go to control panel. Double click add new hardware icon. Select the webcam option from the list. Then install the driver by inserting the webcam driver CD which you got while purchasing webcam. It will install the driver. Restart your computer. That's it! The webcam software on my Toshiba P200 seemed to be a bit temperamental: the built-in cam (Chicony USB) wouldn't start when trying to start a video conversation on MSN and attempts to configure it gave messages which said it wasn't connected. I cured the problem by going into the windows Vista control panel, opening the Device manager, opening the Image devices folder and uninstalling the Chicony USB camera. I opted not to remove the driver just in case I couldn't get it back again from Internet. After rebooting, the web camera software, a toolbar that comes out of the left-hand side of the screen when you move the mouse there, now seemed to function. The buttons seemed to work OK (they didn't before or were temperamental). On my computer you can also start the software by going into Start / Programmes / Camera Assistant. No idea who the software publishers are. Whether or not this software is running, I can start my webcam using the [Alt] - [F7] shortcut mentioned in the software's help pages. Hope this helps.
here are the steps that you need to do.. First turn off User Account Control (UAC),. That is under control panel. Then download camera assistant software and save it in your desktop desktop. You can get it at support.toshiba.com for US model or toshiba.ca/support for canadian model. Make sure you properly save it on your desktop. Then uninstall camera assistamt software from the add remove programs. Re start your notebook. Then install the camera assistant software. Re start again your notebook. Launch camera assistant software. It will work this time.
If your web cam is working on the unit itself but fails to open on chats or messengers, do this:
1. Turn off UAC (user access controls), it should be on control panel, user accounts. 2.Test your webcam if it would work now on chats, if not, proceed 3. Download the latest chicony web cam software on support.toshiba.com (you must select your exact model) 4.After downloading, go into programs and features on control panel and uninstall the camera software 5. Install now the downloaded camera software 6.Test your cam, it should work now
I don't know what exactly fixed the problem but I managed to fix it. I'm using a Toshiba Satellite A215 by the way.
Here's what I did Control Panel >> System Maintenance >> Device Manager
Go to Imaging Devices and right-click "Chicony USB 2.0 Camera" and choose "Update Driver Software"
First I clicked on "Search automatically for updated driver software" but everything was already up to date. So then I went to "Browse my Computer for Driver Software" and then to "Let Me Pick from a List". I updated the USB Video Device and rebooted but that only made it worse I think. Then I tried updating one of the "Chicony USB 2.0 Camera"'s and that did the trick. Yey. So now my webcam works.