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Webcam not working with Skype



I have a HP Pavillion DV4 with windows vista service pk 2, not sure if it makes a difference but my anti virus is Bit Defender Total Security 2009.


My camera was working fine on a video call through Skype, not it has stoppd working, it operates on its own but as soon as i click video call it shows 'searching for video'.


Skype say its an HP problem.


Can you offer an suggestions?



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Re: Webcam not working with Skype



Please uninstall the webcam from device manager (It would be under imaging device)

After uninstalling, please download and install the driver from the link below:


Hope this will fix the issue.






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Re: Webcam not working with Skype

If the webcam is working outside of Skype, I don't think it is an HP problem_but a Skype issue. Have you checked the settings or options in Skype to be sure HP Webcam is still selected as source?

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Re: Webcam not working with Skype

IF the webcam works for sure you should try this workaround (older skype version)

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