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Windows 7: open laptop display and something funny happens

29 Dec 2010   #11
Murd3rd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

im tryin it one more time just for good measure, would it be beneficial to do it with the lid half closed when the webcam works or with the lid fully opend and the webcam in its "non-operable" state?


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29 Dec 2010   #12
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

After reading your post #8 it sounds like you have a loose connection. Opening the lid is causing something to disconnect an electrical connection.

But it is weird the lid is causing the USB- or is sleep mode causing the USB problem.
Very strange.
Sorry I thought maybe you just needed the right driver but it sounds like your driver is working along with the camera.
Loose wiring connection? The plug on the camera end or the motherboard or a pinched wire.

I have no idea how you would find out on a laptop.
Mike
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29 Dec 2010   #13
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Wide open like your using it but it probably is a waste since the camera works- see above post.

Worth a shot.
Mike
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29 Dec 2010   #14
Murd3rd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
After reading your post #8 it sounds like you have a loose connection. Opening the lid is causing something to disconnect an electrical connection.

But it is weird the lid is causing the USB- or is sleep mode causing the USB problem.
Very strange.
Sorry I thought maybe you just needed the right driver but it sounds like your driver is working along with the camera.
Loose wiring connection? The plug on the camera end or the motherboard or a pinched wire.

I have no idea how you would find out on a laptop.
Mike
but wouldnt it be more intermittent? i mean i can put the display in the exact same position everytime and it works properly, another person in another thread suggested wiring as well, but it doesnt seem very logical with how consistant it is
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29 Dec 2010   #15
Murd3rd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

but i am re-trying this driver you suggested, will post back in a few with details
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29 Dec 2010   #16
Murd3rd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

ok well i had no luck with the install.....time to open up the case and look at some connections....damn toshiba
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29 Dec 2010   #17
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Sounds like there is no slack on one end or the other or something pinched in the hinge area.
Open it wire pulls -close part way wire touches or unpinched.

Years of electronics work- not on laptops- mostly two way radios. I'm trying to make a logical progression of possibilities.

Almost as easy as diagnosing "My car won't start" over the phone. LOL
Mike
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29 Dec 2010   #18
Murd3rd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
Sounds like there is no slack on one end or the other or something pinched in the hinge area.
Open it wire pulls -close part way wire touches or unpinched.

Years of electronics work- not on laptops- mostly two way radios. I'm trying to make a logical progression of possibilities.

Almost as easy as diagnosing "My car won't start" over the phone. LOL
Mike

gotcha, i understand, im opening it up right now...you'd think i could figure this out if it was wiring, im an aircraft avionics technician(4 years and counting).....working on old c-130h's has you chasing wires every where, haha...but ive got it open and i cant see anything in the screen/hinge area, but i can't see right where it turns and goes inside the laptop....i dont really wanna take apart the entire keyboard and everything, dont wanna risk breaking anything......i might just have to suck it up and buy an external usb webcam.......o well
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29 Dec 2010   #19
Murd3rd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

and it also seems that it is no longer working at all, even when the lid is tilted to the "half open" position, i am no longer getting the usb plug-in/un-plug noises..........whatever was messed up seems to be completely broken/chaffed..........damn
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30 Dec 2010   #20
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

As you stated an external web cam is probably the best way to go.

USB is many times the plug in for the internal camera.
It plugs straight to the mother board so it shows USB connected/disconnected when it cuts in and out.
Just like yours is doing.

Best not to damage something else and get an external camera.
Mike
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