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05-18-2009 11:41 AM - edited 05-18-2009 11:47 AM
I can't get my webcam to work in windows 7. It dosent show upp in device manager either.. have tryed every driver i coud find and when the innstalasjon starts it says it can't find any camera.
Hear is hove my device manager looks like
I have uppdated my bios to the latest
I have runned every uppdate from microsoft
i have tryed every driver and software i coud find on the HP site for my computer
Any suggestions for what else i can try?
05-18-2009 01:06 PM
I am having the same exact problem. I have the Pavilion dv2988se 64-Bit and after installing Windows 7, my webcam won't work anymore. No programs on my computer can even detect it.
In my device manager, I have Imaging Devices and when I open it, there is USB Video Device and the driver date on that is 06/21/2006. Even when I try to download the latest update it says I have the latest. You can read my thread here:
Question on you installing the latest BIOS...How would I know whether I have the latest or not. After Installing Windows 7, I went to the drivers & download page for my specific laptop model and most of the drivers I re-installed were Vista 64-Bit based. Should I not have done this or did Windows 7 already download the latest BIOS driver through Windows Update?
05-19-2009 11:46 AM
Please give kudos if I helped, and mark it as solved if I fixed you...or your problem...
10-24-2009 11:30 AM
I think I may have cracked this webcam issue once and for all. I'm running win7 x64 (dual booting with xp), and couldn't get the webcam to work.
I installed the vista firmware update for the camera here:
I panicked when it updated the firmware on the camera, and 7 could see it, but the camera didn't work still. worse again, I rebooted in xp, for the camera to stop working there too.
long story short, I gave up on the built in webcam, hoping that hp might release a working driver at some stage in the future. In the meantime, I pulled out an old creative webcam to keep me going. surprise surprise, it didn't work out of the box either so I downloaded the following driver from the creative website.
It installs successfully on 7x64 in spite of what windows might tell you. I fired up skype, hoping for it to pick up my image on the new camera only for it to turn on the unmistakable blue light on the hp webcam work perfectly!
I'm not sure what happened here, whether its that windows update manageed to get drivers together 1 day after officially launching (23-10-09) or if my unlikely combination of drivers just made things work behind the scenes.
either way I'm happy!
11-18-2009 08:48 AM
02-21-2010 08:14 AM
Oh I have a similar problem with my webcam after win7 on my dv9040ea! won't show any life picture, but appears in the device manager and its blue lamp shines when active.
anyone who can help me solving please??????????????????????????????