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rogerlee0257
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G56 Webcam not recognized

I am not able to enable the webcam on my HP G56.  Have tried the troubleshooting on the HP website to no resolution.  Any advice would be appreciated.

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Could you please post complete product/model number of your Notebook?

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rogerlee0257
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Re: G56 Webcam not recognized

HP Notebook

G56-129WM Notebook

WebCam - YouCam

Webcam does not show in device manager and alwo will not discover

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Re: G56 Webcam not recognized

As per specs of your laptop which can be found here, your notebook doesnt come with an integrated webcam. 

 

In Device manager , you will not be able to see the category -Imaging Devices which means it does not have a webacm

 



 

Again IF your LCD screen bezel looks like anything like this shown in picture below, then only option for you is to buy an external webcam.

 

webcam sq56.jpg

 

 

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can you tell me if my notebook has a webcam -G56-123 notebook

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@sgreer1505

My above post applies to your model as well. Your Notebook doesnt have an integrated webcam and this can be checked in specs over here

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Re: G56 Webcam not recognized

That was the problem.  Thank you for clarifying.  

 

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Re: G56 Webcam not recognized

I am very curious as to what exactly is the photo you have then. My laptop has that exact "Webcam" and im not sure i understand what it is there for if it doesnt work?

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Re: G56 Webcam not recognized


cupojon03 wrote:

I am very curious as to what exactly is the photo you have then. My laptop has that exact "Webcam" and im not sure i understand what it is there for if it doesnt work?


Most of G56 models (standard configuration) does not come with a webcam but if customized  does provide an option to add webcam.

 

The bezel area of models which does not come with a webcam looks like one shown in picture above. For more info, refer below link

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-TV-Tuners-Media-Center/Webcam-issues-on-Compaq-Presario-cq56-2...

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