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Windows 7: Vaio VGN-NW120D Webcam


21 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Vaio VGN-NW120D Webcam

Hi, I'm new here.

My webcam hasn't been getting recognized by my applications, and when I looked under Devices and Printers it showed up as "Unknown Device". I ran a troubleshoot on it and it tells me that it's been stopped because it has reported problems (Code 43 - see attachment).

The thing is, it was working fine on Skype yesterday so I'm doubtful that there's actually anything wrong with the webcam. Is there any way I can override this, or get to the root of the problem?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Craig




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21 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

1. Go to this page and download that program, run it. If that doesn't work..
2. Check for updated chip set drivers
3. Check for a BIOS update
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21 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for the quick reply, Kirsch.

I tried downloading the MediaPlus Extension and that didn't work. How do I check for updated chip set drivers?
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21 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Before we get into that, can you try this one first?
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21 Jul 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

That didn't work either. Thanks, though.
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21 Jul 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Did you restart? Also, just for me, please try a different USB port, and then restart.
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21 Jul 2010   #7

Windows 7
 
 

Sorry, I didn't mention that it's a built-in webcam. I've restarted with both installs, but no luck so far.
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21 Jul 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Derr... vaio.. my bad..

On this page you will see "BIOS" and "Motherboard". Expand them to see downloads for each one (the Motherboard one is the chipset). Give those a shot.
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21 Jul 2010   #9

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks to you, I can now share my morning bed head with the world.

The BIOS upgrade worked. What exactly does BIOS do? I'd never heard about it until here.
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21 Jul 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

BIOS Upgrade did the trick? AWESOME!! Glad I could help! Sometimes (from my original post) 3rd time's a charm!!

BIOS

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The BIOS of a PC software is built into the PC, and is the first code run by a PC when powered on ('boot firmware'). The primary function of the BIOS is to load and start an operating system
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