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Toshiba satellite a205 webcam says locked by another application

On yahoo messenger it says webcam not connected so when i open the cam just for the laptop it says that the cam is locked by another application. so i have to restart the laptop and click the webcam button as soon as it logs me on so i can use the cam why does it do this? cna i fix it? My web cam is doesn't works as usually. For almost 4days if i want to use, it always said "turn on the camera". As usually, if i want to use the camera is always directly shown. But it can't works as usually. What should i do?or how to turn on the camera?

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Plz scan your pc for viruses (update your anti-viruse definition first) then reinstall your drivers for the camera

Posted on Jul 23, 2008

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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.

Posted on Jan 05, 2008

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Check if you download any new application that makes a conflict with your webcam? just remeber if you did download any program and this makes the problems, if you donot want to do this , just go to start, programms, accessories, system tools, and restore yout pc to the day before this problem happened and you will be fine.

Best Regards

Posted on Mar 02, 2009

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SOURCE: toshiba satellite a205 webcam says locked by another application

You have an application that is grabbing the webcam on bootup, so the best way is to disable this program from runnning. To do this, click Start - Run and type "msconfig" and press enter.

Click on the Startup tab and this will bring up a list of all the things you have booting. Look for webcam manager, and remove the checkmark beside it. Click Ok and then reboot. Problem should be solverd

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Best Regards

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Here's what I did
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