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rhochnadel
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How to turn on Webcam and microphone?

Pavilion dv6-1355dx with a built-in webcam.  I have been able to turn on the webcam a couple of times but usually there is no way to turn it on.  Details are very sketchy in documentation.  

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muzamea
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Re: How to turn on Webcam and microphone?

Bascially you use the imbedded software to switch the webcam on.

 

Also if you use any kind of messenger program such as aim, yahoo etc...

 

They have built in software that can control the webcam as well.

 

There is no off and on switch for this model.

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rhochnadel
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Re: How to turn on Webcam and microphone?

Sometimes I have a program listed called HP MediaSmart Webcam, usually it is not there at all.  If I go to HP drivers and downloads and re-install  their Media Smart Webcam download it magically reappears.  I cannot explain that, can you/

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rhochnadel
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Re: How to turn on Webcam and microphone?

Do not know why HP MediaSmart Webcam occasionally appears but most is not present.  I have figured out how to turn it on by opening  a sort-of task bar that has a video camera shown on it,  task bar is normally hidden.

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