Re: Brand new Pavilion dv7, HP TrueVision HD webcam not detected (8929 Views)
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UaksDotCarter
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Registered: ‎01-17-2012
Message 41 of 184 (9,046 Views)

Re: Brand new Pavilion dv7, HP TrueVision HD webcam not detected

I'm sorry. When I follow the steps that you've outlined, I don't have the option for "Imaging Devices". PLEASE HELP!!!
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hprookie2012
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Registered: ‎01-15-2012
Message 42 of 184 (9,044 Views)

Re: Brand new Pavilion dv7, HP TrueVision HD webcam not detected

Which steps are you speaking explicitly of? The ones having to do with the software? Or the ones having to do with removing the bezel, etc.?

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Bastiaan_Bos_NL
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Registered: ‎12-24-2011
Message 43 of 184 (9,034 Views)

Re: Brand new Pavilion dv7, HP TrueVision HD webcam not detected

If you don't see the option "images devices" this means that the hardware probably isn't connected. Try removing the bezel and press the tiny white webcam connector. worked for me hope it will for you as well.

 

good luck

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bobndebtruckn
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Registered: ‎01-18-2012
Message 44 of 184 (9,023 Views)

Re: Brand new Pavilion dv7, HP TrueVision HD webcam not detected

that was the fix....the lead going into the connector was out a mm...it looked like it was connected,but  a mm is enough to keep webcam from working...thnx bastiaan...i also undid the bezel carefully with a sharp knife edge...i just undid the top and half way down each side...after i was done with the connection,the bezel snapped back in place....thnx again bastiaan

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stuckwi
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Registered: ‎01-22-2012
Message 45 of 184 (8,956 Views)

Re: Brand new Pavilion dv7, HP TrueVision HD webcam not detected

Bastiaan,

I want to say thank you for sharing your experience as it also helped me resolve my truevision HD camera problem on my brand new laptop I bought on December 12th.  So When I found out the camera was bad it was outside the window of Staples willingness to take care of it.  A simple opening the bezel (without removing the screws at the bottom) half way down each side made the plug accessible with the edge of a credit card and all I had to do was unseat it a little more and plug it back in, and voila webcam driver installed.  I didn't even turn the computer off during the whole time...

Now when it happens again in the future, I'll know what to do.

Thanks a lot.

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jmiller1941
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Registered: ‎11-25-2011
Message 46 of 184 (8,946 Views)

Re: Brand new Pavilion dv7, HP TrueVision HD webcam not detected

I had the same problem with my HP TrueVision HD webcam about six weeks ago . It worked when I first got my computer in October, and then it stopped working.  I downladed a Cyberlink YouCam driver, and it worked for several weeks, and now it's not working again.

 

There is no "Imaging" category on my Device Manager or  the START menu..  The Cyberlink driver installed in a category called "Communications" located on the START menu

 

I'm not technically adept, and I'm not going to take my computer apart to try to fix it !   Since the webcam has worked at various times, I doubt it's a detached wire. 

 

This is an issue that HP needs to address !!!  

 

 

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Bastiaan_Bos_NL
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Registered: ‎12-24-2011
Message 47 of 184 (8,929 Views)

Re: Brand new Pavilion dv7, HP TrueVision HD webcam not detected

Glad I could help. Its So enoying buying something brand new and connecters are faulty. Especially because it's new you start directly looking for software and driver issues instead of faulty hardware.

Well at least now it's something that's out there hope HP will do something about it or next time it's gonna be a fruit company handeling my hardware ;-)
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DavidStrachan
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Registered: ‎01-30-2012
Message 48 of 184 (8,780 Views)

Re: Brand new Pavilion dv7, HP TrueVision HD webcam not detected

I have the same Dv7 problem.

"No webcam detected"

Product number: A6516UA#ABA

 

Also, the internal array microphone does not respond, even after deleting the driver and allowing it to auto re-install.

 

What to do?

 

David

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sanders_a
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Registered: ‎01-07-2012
Message 49 of 184 (8,590 Views)

Re: Brand new Pavilion dv7, HP TrueVision HD webcam not detected

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dv7-6b54er, same issue. Camera works, but then not working, and not in devices at all :smileysad:

**bleep** ?

usbdeview show that it is not connected

I was thinking that HP is serious vendor ...

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Rehak
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Registered: ‎02-07-2012
Message 50 of 184 (8,571 Views)

Re: Brand new Pavilion dv7, HP TrueVision HD webcam not detected

I tried removing the bezel and notice that there was no white wire near the HD webcam. I am not sure if different versions for dv7 have different connectors but I can't seem to find and correct the problem. I know there is something faulty with the hardware because it worked when I first bought the computer about a month and half ago but now the device manager doesn't even recognize the webcam. This is so irritating because I spent an hour on the phone today with HP support and they were absolutely useless. I can't believe they would sell a laptop that has such great quality with faulty connectors, its not even cool. I'm also seeing some bad soldering techniques here, I learned how do that in high school and I could do a better job. Amazing what you can learn when you look past the pretty exterior and see how low quality it is on the inside.

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