I brought a new toshiba satellite L300-17O
the web camera is not activating
when I tried start-programme-camera assistant sofware, one small window coming and disappering, nothing happening. the same thing is happeinnning again when i tried again.
Pls try this one, turn off User Account Control, uninstall Camera Assistant Software from Add Remove Programs, re start notebook, then download new Camera Assistant Software from support.toshiba.com for US Model or toshiba.ca/support for Canadian Model. Install this software, re start the notebook and try, the camera might work this time.
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There are several ways you can use the camera on your toshiba laptop.
1.) Use a program such as Skype or Windows Messenger; these programs will only use your web camera when you video chat with someone else over the internet.
2.) Alternatively, most Toshiba laptops come with a built in program that you can use to activate the web camera, and you may even be able to record videos and take pictures. This program is usually found in a toolbar on the side of your screen. To use it, move your mouse cursor to the left side of your screen, and something should pop out. The camera can be activated from there.
3.) If this does not work, clicking on the start button (the circular windows logo found in the bottom left corner of the screen) and typing in camera should bring up a program called 'camera assistant.' Clicking on this should also start up the camera software.
The short cut key to activate Toshiba webcam is ALT F7. If it dose not launch, check all programs and look either for Camera Assistant Software or Chicony Camera Software. If none, download it from support.toshiba.com
Make sure you do not have another program trying to access the web camera at the same time - such as MS or Yahoo Messenger.
If this fails, go to Computer Management (Start then search for Computer Management) - go to the Device Manager and make sure you can see the web camera on the right side of the window. If you cannot find the web camera, look for a yellow ? and update the driver using the above link.
did you install the driver for the webcam ? or just the software try this press your windows key ( by the alt key) and pause break ( uper right corner)
then goto device manager
look for any yellow or red x's probly will be one for your camera or it maybe listed in other devices
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.
ya vista have some problems go to your internet option and download manually the latest update of your webcam .this may be a problem because u are using latest version of yahoo but your web cam do not support it or either add xp also in ur laptop.