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03-25-2011 10:38 PM
I bought this laptop from someone I know, and Windows 7 came with it. I must say I don't know much about electronics. The built-in webcam won't work, either on CyberLink YouCam or on MSN Messenger. On CyberLink Youcam, it says no webcam is detected. In the control panel it doesn't even say there's a webcam, but there's an 'unknown peripheric' though.
What can I do?
P.S.: Please forgive english mistakes if there's any.
03-26-2011 05:49 AM
In this review, the laptop is noted as having a webcam: http://www.pcworld.com/article/142823/hp_pavilion_
It probably does not work because a driver was not installed when the Windows 7 install was done. Look in Device Manager and check for devices with notes next to them. Then have Windows look for an update. If that does not work, try looking here: http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware/HP-
Read thru the thread to see if anything will help.
03-27-2011 05:57 PM
Thank you for your advice.
Ok so in the end the problem is that there's no driver for the webcam on Windows 7. I guess all there's left to do is... wait? Are they planning to release one?
03-28-2011 05:53 AM
I would not wait on HP to add the driver. You could try this one, however: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloa
Even though it is a Vista driver. Give it a try.
03-30-2011 10:15 PM
Thank you... Doesn't work, however... Says it's not compatible with my version of Windows. Surprise surprise.
03-31-2011 09:59 PM
Hm. The "Compatibility mode" section is in grey, I can't change anything from it...
But thank you for your help, really
07-09-2012 02:39 PM
My webcam used to work and be detected, my laptop went in for repair now my intergral wecam is not detected, says there isnt even one on the laptop even though it is built in and i cant get a solution anywhere not even hp customer care! please help
09-22-2012 11:30 PM
actually my web cam working in skype everything iwant to take one picture but it will not open so only i want reinstall
i cant install my webcam software because it shows already cyberlink you cam was detected u want uninstall i click yes but it show error sending report