How to turn on webcam on laptop?

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  1. Posts : 657
    Windows 10 Pro
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    How to turn on webcam on laptop?


    Windows 7. Have sager np2740. I then tried to use my webcam to take picture. However it says webcam not found make sure you webcam is installed.


    Does anyone know how to fix this issue?


    Last time i used webcam without any issues.
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  2. Posts : 1,991
    10 Pro x64
       #2

    Does it show up in your device manger, and perhaps it got disabled in the bios.
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  3. Posts : 657
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    how do i know if it shows up in device manager?
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  4. Posts : 12,120
    Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
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    Opened up the Control Panel and go to Device Manager and look under Imaging Device if it's there double-click on the WebCam and look at the properties and see if it is working. If not you may need to go to Sager website and download the latest drivers. Look for Integrated Video Camera Driver for Windows 7 32/64 BIT.
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    Jerry
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  5. Posts : 725
    Desk 1: Win 7 Pro x32; Desk 2: Windows 10 x64
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    Windows doesn't need the device driver to detect plug and play hardware. It only needs the device driver before Windows can use the device's functionality. That means the cam should be detected and appear in Device Manager either
    > Under Imaging device category (device detected and a driver installed) or
    > You see something listed under an "Other device" category (device detected but no driver found)

    If you can't find it in Device Manager, the cam hardware is not detected which means one of 3 things
    > Device turned off
    > Device disabled in BIOS or
    > Device hardware failed

    Do check BIOS and the vendor support site for the user manual if possibly a web cam on/off switch. Unfortunately, i've seen this problem reported in forums often. It's rather common and often it's the laptop web cam hardware has failed
    Last edited by ComputerGeek; 05 Oct 2015 at 22:24.
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  6. Posts : 657
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Device manager, i don't know where is the camera. I checked everything under it...
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  7. Posts : 657
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #7

    There is no imaging device.
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  8. Posts : 657
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
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    I went to sager site and downloaded webcam again. Restarted laptop. Still no laptop at all when searching device manager or using skype...
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  9. Posts : 1,991
    10 Pro x64
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    If you do not see it in your device manger it most liekly loose inside (unplugged) or damaged. Here is an area with all the manuals for taking it apart ect. W740SU That is the same laptop. It does not look like in the bios you can turn off the camera so it must one of the two issues above.
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  10. Posts : 657
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
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    Hi. How would i know it its loose or damaged?


    If its damaged, then that mean no way to fix it?
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