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

24 Jul 2011   #1

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"

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24 Jul 2011   #2

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
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24 Jul 2011   #3

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?
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25 Jul 2011   #4

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
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25 Jul 2011   #5

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.
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25 Jul 2011   #6

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
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05 Sep 2011   #7

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
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