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Webcam not working on HP Laptop

by kgetting / December 21, 2009 8:49 AM PST

I have a HP Pavilion dv9000z CTO Notebook PC with 32 bit Vista (SP2). When I first purchased the laptop, the webcam worked fine. I have not used it in quite a while. Now when I try and use it, the webcam does not show up in Device Manager. If I bring up Windows Live Messenger > Tools > Audio Video setup, it states that no webcam is installed.

I have tried reinstalling the latest webcam driver, resetting bios to the default values, using System Restore to restore the original driver, and I have reinstalled the latest bios. None of these actions had any affect.

Is there anything that would cause it to be disabled? Why doesn't my laptop find the webcam/webcam driver?

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Just one of the common failures in this model.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 21, 2009 9:43 AM PST

I've seen people take them to shops, reload the OS and fight it tough and nail.

My buddy took 3 months to give up the fight. At least I loaned him some USB webcam while he fought it.

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chandrra999-keep cool
by CHANDRRA999 / June 26, 2013 10:26 PM PDT

don't worry about its detection problem, everything can be fixed with little effort
have you tried with google chrome, I observed that there is an app for webcam to take still pictures with different effects. click on webstore in chrome and scroll down to select web cam app (even you can place it in bookmarks bar for easy use), if you can able to take pictures your problem solved, means you have drivers but you don't have software package to run it.

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