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    Joe L. May 11, 2010

    Is your webcam already installed on to your computer?
    Does your webcam come with a installation CD? A manual?


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For Window XP:
1- Plug webcam to USB
2- Waite untill computer detect new hardware - place cd come with webcam to cd rom - then follow what step appear on the screen.

Good luck !!!!!

Posted on Aug 14, 2008

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Webcam on hp omni 100 pc doesnt work


Hi,
Your webcam may not be working because of the following reasons:
1. Webcam is not detected by the computer
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To troubleshoot the webcam follow the steps in the link below

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The very first step is of course to check your webcam connection. Most webcams use the USB port to connect to the PC, so check if your USB cable is properly plugged. For build-in webcams this steps does of course not apply. Many new laptops have a build-in webcam. Also try connecting your webcam directly to your PC instead of through a USB hub (if you are using one).
The next thing is to do is to check your Windows Device Manager and see if the hardware is recognized and installed properly.
It might be that the hardware is recognized as a camera, but the right drivers are not installed. The yellow explanation mark will indicate a problem.
windows-xp-other-device.jpg If the device is not recognized in Windows XP, it will be listed under Other Devices.
windows-vista-device-error.jpg In either case you can try to update the drivers. Right-click the device, and in the popup menu select Update Driver Software. Then follow the instructions on screen, but make sure you allow Windows to search the web for updated drivers.
In case no driver for the webcam can be found, you can try a third party driver finding program that scans your PC for installed hardware and allows you to install missing drivers.
If this fails, the next step would be to uninstall the software that came with your webcam. Use the Add or Remove Programs feature in the Control Panel. If that does not work you can use a third party uninstaller.
After uninstalling the software, restart your PC and then reinstall the webcam software. In most cases this will solve the problems. Depending on the software, you might need to unplug your webcam during the software installation.
If the drivers and webcam software are correctly installed, and you still cannot see any video, there can be a problem with the program settings. Most chat and meeting software have a configuration option to select the video source for the webcam feature. If you have multiple devices that qualify for video, you might need to select your webcam device as the source for the webcam feature in that program.
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).
Lastly, if your webcam's image is not sharp, check to see if it has a focus ring. A blurry image can sometimes simply mean the webcam is not in focus. Adjusting the focus through the ring can solve that problem.
Other picture quality problems with webcams can be addressed by changing the video capture properties for the webcam. Most programs that can use a webcam will have an option to access the properties of the video source, which will bring up the video capture properties window.
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Ok I have a hp compaq presario cq62-210us. How do I use my biulded in webcam


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1. Open the Device Manager .

2. Click on the plus (+ ) sign next to Imaging Devices and locate the webcam item in the device list.

3. If the webcam is listed under Imaging Devices but there is a red X on the icon, the webcam is disabled.

To enable the webcam, right-click the HP Webcam for XP icon and click Enable . The webcam icon should now display on the Desktop or the My Computer window.

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Hi,

Follow the below steps to set up a webcam on your PC
1. Before connecting the webcam to the PC USB, install the driver CD that came along with the Webcam.
2. Once installation is complete, insert the Webcam cable into the USB port.
3. You will find some drivers getting installed at the lower right corner of your screen.
4. Wait until you see the message "Device is now ready to be used"

Here you go. Your webcam is now ready to be used. Test the webcam with some video chat software or else
1. Press Window+Pause keys or right click my computer and select Properties.
2. Under hardware tab, click Device manager
3. Expand the imaging devices and you should find the webcam name listed there. Else the installation of your webcam was not proper.

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1. Your Webcam is not compatible on Windows 7 because of screen resolution issue.

2. Check the latest update for webcam driver.

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you have not written what operating system you are running and which webcam you are trying to install.
The procedure to install the webcam is same for all webcams. I am asuming the you are using winXP and you are trying to install webcam. put the cd which came with webcam in the cd drive and install the driver.Mostly the cd will Autorun. After installing the driver connect the webcam .The operating system will detect new hardware i.e webcam. To see wether your webcam is properly installed on your system right click on mycomputer>manage>click on Device Manager . you will see list of all the hardware on your system. you can expand imaging devices . under imaging devices you can see your webcam installed. If your webcam is not properly installed you will see a red symbol on your webcam listed in there.

I hope this information is useful to you . All the webcams will be installed in the same procedure .Please rate my post if you find it helpful.
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