Built in webcam problems

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  1. holidayhawk

    holidayhawk Active Member

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    I'm having problems with my built in webcam. I'm using an Valkyrie CZ-15 from ibuypower. The webcam worked when I first got the laptop, but after not using it for a while it no longer works. I tried to disable and reenable it from device manager, but I couldn't find it in device manager. Does anyone have a fix?
     
  2. Gavin Oscur

    Gavin Oscur Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    look under Imaging Devices for your webcam - select the Driver tab and re-enable the driver if it has been disabled
    see here

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    To Know more, follow the instruction given in the Microsoft link- http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929087

    Hope this helps…
     
  3. holidayhawk

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    I can't find Imaging Devices here what my device manager looks like. Untitled.
     
  4. bassfisher6522

    bassfisher6522 Essential Member

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    From you device manger shot, you don't have the driver installed. Can we get the exact model number of your Valkyrie CZ-15. There should be some more numbers after the 15...eg Valkyrei CZ-15 xxxx. That way we can find the correct driver for you laptop.
     
  5. holidayhawk

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    This is all I can find, "Valkyrie CZ-15 [3] Gaming Laptop." I believe it whatever the default built in camera would be. Sorry I can't find more, is this enough?
     
  6. badrobot

    badrobot Senior Member

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    fn+f6 turns the webcam on and off... have you tried that?
     
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    I just did, and it worked. I never would have believed it would have been such an easy fix, thank you so much!
     
  8. badrobot

    badrobot Senior Member

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    No problem. Enjoy!
     
  9. bassfisher6522

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    Damn it didn't work for me....it turned off my sound...as the F6 key has a speaker on it....this is a samsung laptop. I don't see a webcam symbol on any of the Fkeys. I will have to investigate this further.

    But great tip badrobot!
     
  10. badrobot

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    No problem. I don't think it's a standard fn key combination. Different brands have different F key settings. :)
     
  11. bassfisher6522

    bassfisher6522 Essential Member

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    Apparently, Samsung doesn't have a FN key combo to turn on/off the built in webcam.
     

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