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Turn on my web cam

I have looked in the forums, downloaded updated drivers, did a reboot of my system and my web cam will not start. Says please turn on camera. Okay, how? Please help.

Kathy C. Burchfield

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  • lil_marc9 Dec 26, 2008

    i loaded the software for the webcam of the vx2255wmh monitor and when i try to start the webcam it comes up with (ERROR: please turn on the camera) this is anoying!!

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Do you have the USB cable which came with the monitor? You HAVE to use that cable. It looks exactly the same as a printer USB cable, but the camera will not work if you switched that cable for a printer USB cable.(don't ask me why...)

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Hi...Kathy,
First of all, deleted your old driver and unplugged your USB cable from the webcam. Then re-installed your updated driver. Then turn off your PC and re-plugged your USB cable from your webcam. After that, turn on your PC...it's will automatic detected new hardware and your webcam should function correctly.
Good lucks! Have a nice day!

Posted on Aug 12, 2008

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Youcam will open but says webcam (USB 2.0) not detected. The pc has an integrated webcam. I have checked that it is up to date and everything is fine. Please help.........


did you look in device manager , what OS windoz 7?
see the devices, see web cam?
if not unplug the device that has said web cam, the monitor?
the replugging re awakens the web cam, usb cam.
and must show up in device manager, and
also
in run box. type devices. and click that.
see all the devices there,
no matter what , you will need to force and update on the device.
ever do that before?
if the device web cam shows up in device manager.
you right click it and do update driver.
that is it, but you must be connected to the web or all is lost.

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Where on the monitor is the plug for the camera.


If its webcam plug it in to the usb port if the monitor has one if not into one of the computers usb ports.

Click start control panel view devices and printers you should see your webcam from there
if you are have trouble with your webcam
Click start control panel administrative tools computer management device manager scroll down image devices you could see a yellow question mark ?
right click to reinstall drivers or update driver xp.
Click start right click on computer select properties device manager scroll to image devices expand right click to update driver in W7
http://download.cnet.com/2000-20_4.html
on the home page you should see a search tab just type in what you are looking for
IE: webcam name webcam driver you might have to try a few times to get it right
software if you dont have the driver you will need to download one here rather doing a driver hunt which can take hours
http://download.cnet.com/slimdrivers-free/3000-18513_4-75279940.html
Windows XP/Vista/7/8
It might take some time being a freeware driver solution
note: it will find all of your outdated drivers
this is a free driver solutions
This will automatically search for and find the correct driver
you will have to update every driver individually once you update you might be asked whether you
want to restart or make a system restore point click no to both of these then continue updating each driver free then restart once all of the drivers have been updated
Some webcams and programs require additional software, although that should be installed with the webcam if things are right.
But is does not harm to check if your Java, Flash and Quicktime software are installed and up to date.
But certainly check your DirectX software, since all video applications, including webcams, use DirectX for video processing.
Try downloading the latest DirectX version and install it (Windows XP: DirectX 9.0c Windows Vista: DirectX 10).
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Which-version-of-DirectX-is-on-your-computer
If you still have no webcam installed
Run the "Add a device"application, accessed by clicking on the "Start" button, opening the "Control Panel," and then double-clicking on "Add a device."
The "Add a device" window will open and Windows will search for devices connected to your system but not installed.
Click on the webcam name that shows in the search box and then click "Next."
Choose whether you want Windows to search for the webcam device driver using Windows Update over the Internet, or if you'd prefer to have the device manager search for the driver using a disc supplied by your laptop manufacturer.
Most drivers can be found on the system recovery disc included with your laptop, if you choose to add the driver from the provided disc.
Place a check in the box next to your choice and then click "Next" to continue.
Wait while Windows searches from the driver using Windows Update, if this was your choice.
An active Internet connection is required for Windows to successfully do this. Allow the computer to install the driver and then reboot the system for the webcam to become recognized by the system.
Otherwise, you can use the system recovery disc or a driver downloaded directly from your laptop manufacturer to install the driver without using the Windows Update search feature.
Open the CD/DVD-ROM drive and insert the system recovery disc, or place the driver downloaded from the manufacturer in an easily accessed file directory on your PC, such as on the desktop, or in your "My Documents" folder.
Choose the option "Install the software automatically (Recommended)" in the "Add a device" application, and press "Next" to begin searching for your webcam driver.
The hardware wizard will search the system recovery disc and install the driver automatically. Press "Finish" to close the wizard and then reboot the computer to allow recognition of the webcam.
Choose the option "Install the software manually" in order to browse to the driver location where you saved the driver and install it from there.
Use the opened file manager and locate the driver.
Click the "Next" button to install the driver, then reboot the computer to add webcam functionality.

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If you used System Restore, or reinstalled the OS (Operating System) you need to reinstall the drivers for the hardware you have. Some places to find and get them are..

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http://www.innovative-sol.com/drivermax/

You can check if you are missing drivers by going to Start>(Right Click)My Computer>Properties>Hardware>Device Manager. If you see any drivers that are yellow or with a ! those are the drivers you need to find, download and install.

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