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Windows 7: Camera not working

28 Mar 2017   #11
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

I don't install any HP Software. Windows installed the driver and it works perfect.
Maybe the camera is working and is the HP software that isn't.
Download and install this camera software to test. Free Webcam Video Recorder


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29 Mar 2017   #12
etaf88

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oscer1 View Post
I would try it on another computer to verify it is faulty
Have you tried this before? Asking for my husband, he seems convinced that this idea would not most likely be the solution?
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29 Mar 2017   #13
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

The standard method for fault finding in computing Hardware is "Test by substitution". It has a serious flaw of course for the regular private user - it is not likely that you will have a duplicate item available to test. Professionals will have access to suitable similar items for testing purposes. I do not carry a lot of spares but I could Lay my hands on 3 or 4 Webcams and by connecting one to a suspect system could eliminate a fault with the camera itself - if the Camera is faulty the only way to solve the issue is with a new replacement, as modern devices are basically disposable items

In you case we can have a few possible faults that could cause the issue you see, Use on another system ( more likely to be available for a private individual these days as many households will have access to more than one device), will indicate where the fault lies.

Once this test is complete moving the USB connection to another port is a good follow-up as it indicates the working status of the port currently in use. The Next would be a change of software , then complete removal and re-install of drivers

This method of diagnosis is far older than Computers and although it is old and can take a long time it is often the most effective method
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29 Mar 2017   #14
Parbuster

Home premium 64 bit
 
 
Camera not working

Hi Megahertz,Done it again same result
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29 Mar 2017   #15
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

My sugestion:
-Go to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Programs and Features and uninstall all software related to the camera.
-Go to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items - Device Manager and uninstall the camera drivers.
Reboot
It will find a camera without drivers and try to install them.

If it doesn't work, try this driver / software http://dlv.update.sony.net/US/pc/ARA...25713-0042.EXE
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29 Mar 2017   #16
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by etaf88 View Post
Have you tried this before? Asking for my husband, he seems convinced that this idea would not most likely be the solution?
I had suggested that because it will help tell if it has something with computer or the camera. then he said he did not have another computer to test on. so gave link to a place that can test if camera is working said it passed. so you can read what was said next to try. could be a conflick with another program running in the background. we are just giving suggestions to try.
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31 Mar 2017   #17
Parbuster

Home premium 64 bit
 
 
Camerta not working

Hi megahertz270,Done as you suggested uninstalled all software and drivers,rebooted,no joy.Tried your link your link
got the Arcsoft webcam companion 3 d/load,,started the d/l, told me my computer was not suitable for the upgrade.Thank you for your patience but it looks as though I will have to give up on Arcsoft and buy another webcam.
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31 Mar 2017   #18
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Do a quick search for YAWCAM it's an older cam app that I use for testing webcams, not many frills but does have a good built in cam detector that may help your problem
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01 Apr 2017   #19
Parbuster

Home premium 64 bit
 
 
C amera not working

Hi Barman58,,Thanks for the suggestion about Yawcam but I see it has to have Java installed and i have had some disturbing reports about that,I took it off my system years ago and am reluctant to put it back.I d'l it successfull bujt it insists on using Java.y
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01 Apr 2017   #20
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

I fully understand your concerns, there have been some issues with criminals using vulnerabilities in the Java Code in the past. I personally am prepared to use Java as I have suitable Multi layer protections in place
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