nothing works!!! Even in 'Imaging Devices' my webcam doesn't show up. I have updated drivers, installed the newest webcam program but the result is always the same, it says, 'Warning no webcam detected...if you are using an integrated camera make sure that it is turned on.' But I have no idea HOW to turn it on. There is no camera icon on any of my keys either. The camera is built in except there is apparently no way to access it! *pulling my hair out
Whenever a laptop comes with an inbuilt webcam, a default application will be provided by the manufacturer to access the cam. Search for the same and use it. You can also access the cam through control panel.
Control panel->hardware and sound->device manager->imaging devices->web cam->enable.
One simple way is to use a I'm application like Yahoo messenger or Gtalk which support video chat, it opens up the cam automatically once you start a video chat.
You need to use a program that supports a webcam, if that doesnt work go to control panel > system > device manager tab, and see if there is an exclamation mark next to your webcam device and re enable it, if it still doesnt work update the webcams driver by clicking update driver.
Depending on the camera there will be different programs that run it, but it should automatically start in things such as skype and msn video calls but to just launch the webcam search webcam in your start menu and anything related to it will come up, one of them should be the program to run it.
OK so first you need to click on start. Then way at the bottom you will see a little box in which you can type anything in. Then you start typing in webcam. After doing this your computer will search for anything related to a web cam. And you will find the your webcam in the first section. For example on my hp pavilion, after I type in web cam it says hp media smart webcam. Just click on it and there you go I hope that helps. If you have any other questions contact me.
Start menu -> All programs -> Camera Assistant Software after clicking it it will have a little camera icon on the right side of your tool bar and on mine there is a little pop up thing on the left side of the screen when you scroll over there with a button that says "start camera".
Hope that helps! I had to search for mine also!
- If you have media player classic installed, (player comes with the K-Lite Codec Pack) then open the MPC player, click File and select Open Device.
- Voila! Here you are on your laptop screen.
Great in my opinion.
Just press the Fn (function button) +f10 then it should work. I use Neo .
You can also try fn+ if they have any f1 to f12 that has a sign of camera . You can press it fn+ then sign with camera!
Also what ever software you are using may need to be configured to recognize the cam.
- left click 'start',
- left click system,
- left click device manager,
- left click imaging devices,
- Right click webcam,
- left click properties,
- If theres a yellow exclamation mark on drivers, then left click driver tab.
- left click on 'uninstall driver',
- Then shut down the computer ,when you boot up next time Windows should automatically update the webcam driver.