Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Webcam not working on Sony vaio laptop VGN-SZ4MN/B

24 Jul 2011   #1
mp3wizard1984

windows 7
 
 
Webcam not working on Sony vaio laptop VGN-SZ4MN/B

Cannot seem to get the webcam to work in any application, I think I need correct drivers or something, been on the sony website and downloaded everything that I thought would be relevant to no avail...

Anyone able to advise?

For example when I use Windows live messenger it says "we cannot connect to your webcam, your webcame may be in use by another program, please check it and try again"


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
24 Jul 2011   #2
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Hi mp3wizard1984, did you try the FTP site ? ftp://ftp.vaio-link.com/PUB/VAIO/WIN7UPGRADE/ have a look on here , there are many webcam drivers
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jul 2011   #3
mp3wizard1984

windows 7
 
 

Hi, Thanks for the link, I've had a look under Camera, there are quite a few, haven't any idea what each one relates to, does anyone know?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

25 Jul 2011   #4
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mp3wizard1984 View Post
Hi, Thanks for the link, I've had a look under Camera, there are quite a few, haven't any idea what each one relates to, does anyone know?
This is the driver that was originally installed VAIO : Sony Europe did you try installing it in compatibility mode for Vista ? Compatibility Mode
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jul 2011   #5
mp3wizard1984

windows 7
 
 

Hi,

Downloaded the Camera drivers, There is a .inf, .cat & 2 .sys files, if i double click on .inf opens in notepad, right click install, says "the inf file you selected does not support this type of installation", and if you right click on the file then properties there is no compatibility option...

I have tried going to devices and printers, right click on usb composite device (which has a camera icon) and updated the driver to the one i downloaded but I don't think this is the correct way of doing this is it? as the webcam is built in and not a usb device.

thanks in advance.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jul 2011   #6
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mp3wizard1984 View Post
Hi,

Downloaded the Camera drivers, There is a .inf, .cat & 2 .sys files, if i double click on .inf opens in notepad, right click install, says "the inf file you selected does not support this type of installation", and if you right click on the file then properties there is no compatibility option...

I have tried going to devices and printers, right click on usb composite device (which has a camera icon) and updated the driver to the one i downloaded but I don't think this is the correct way of doing this is it? as the webcam is built in and not a usb device.

thanks in advance.
mp3wizard, have a look here How To Update Drivers in Windows 7 this will tell you how to install the drivers using the .inf file
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Sep 2011   #7
LarryGM

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi Guys
I have a similar problem with my new Sony VAIO (VPCCA15FG model)

The camera works on nearly Black and White mode and poor quality, on both Skype and the webcam companion (software included as factory feature), trying to make it better on the SETTING panel I've noticed an unmarked box tagged ENABLE COLOR, but it is impossible to mark this box.
I assume that there is something wrong with a driver.

On the DEVICE MANAGER the camera is recognized as USB 2.0 CAMERA, uninstalled and reinstalled with no changes.

Thanks for your help.

LGM
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Webcam not working on Sony vaio laptop VGN-SZ4MN/B




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Webcam driver for sony vaio
Hello i recently formatted my sony vaio VPCEB4J0E and i cant find the webcam driver for it on sony site..... pls if anyone has reasonable info, pls post up. thanks
Drivers
Sony vaio built-in webcam not working on model VPCSA390S
Sony vaio webcam not working or even detected in device manager from what i can see. there is an unknown usb device labelled as internal usb. its a brand new laptop, came pre installed with windows 7 pro, 64 bit. ive read around cant find much. hope this isnt a double post. Thanks for any help...
Hardware & Devices
sony vaio vgn fz140e motion eye webcam not working
hi, i have problem with motion eye webcam in vgn fz140e vaio laptop. It was working before properly but due to some reason, it now shows blue screen with NO INPUT caption. I tried to install drivers Sony Visual Communication Camera VGP-VCC4 but I got the message of installation failed. I...
Drivers
Sony Vaio Motion Eye Webcam no longer working in Windows 7
Hi, I have a Sony Vaio VGN-NS30E, on which I am running Windows 7. All of a sudden I am getting an error message that one of the USB devices is not recognised and this device appears to be the Sony Visual Communication Camera (Motion Eye) webcam, which has worked before on Windows 7. It...
Hardware & Devices
Fn keys not working in VGNCR-35G Sony Vaio Laptop
Hi, I own a VGNCR-35G/L Sony Vaio Laptop. Installed Win7 Ultimate x64 a few days back. Did a clean install since i wanted to get rid of viruses in case any. But on doing so i've not been able to get the Fn keys to work and so havent been able to reset the brightness in my laptop. I've...
Drivers
Webcam not working after Win7 x64 Install in Sony Vaio
I have a Sony Vaio laptop ( Model #: VGN FZ240E). I recently installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit on my laptop. Now my built-in Motion Eye webcam (vgp vcc8 from Ricoh) does not work. I tried downloading the drivers for Windows 7 from Sony's website but when I install them, I get a message saying...
Drivers


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:27.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App