Built in webcam cannot detected by its software
Make sure the program that your using doesn't have the camera offline.
Then if the driver installed properly and you see the camera listed in the device manager then the next step would be to open up the LCD. You'll need to turn off the laptop.
Take the rubbers off of the lcd bezel then unscrew the screws out of there. Take off the lcd front bezel and this will expose the screen and also expose the built in webcam. Make sure the connector for the webcam is actually plugged in. You might have to reseat the connector or best thing is disconnect it and then reconnect it back.
Now go ahead and turn it on and use the webcam program and see if it works, if it still doesn't work then the built in webcam is bad.
on Jan 23, 2013
My laptop shuts down automatically.is there any
Possible but not likely. Sounds more like possibly overheating (sitting on unbreathable surface, fan(s) broken)...compromised power supply...battery bad (if running on battery). Check to see if fans are running. If fans are on the bottom of the unit make sure air can get to them. Try running on AC with battery out see if problem persists.
Hard to be sure without having possession of computer.
Hope this helps.
on Oct 18, 2010
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