How do I access my webcam on my HP laptop? (380939 Views)
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CoachKatieMP
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Registered: ‎12-19-2011
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How do I access my webcam on my HP laptop?

Yes, this is a simple question, yet I can't figure it out.  Should it be in my Devices and Printers?  Help!  I need to record some videos. :smileyhappy:

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martyct
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Registered: ‎11-15-2009
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Re: How do I access my webcam on my HP laptop?

On mine it's -  control panel, hardware and sound, devices and printers, device manager, imaging devices, HP web cam. Open that for control on/off

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CoachKatieMP
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Registered: ‎12-19-2011
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Re: How do I access my webcam on my HP laptop?

Thank you!  Ok, now how do I use it?  I can't seem to open it to record something.

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martyct
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Re: How do I access my webcam on my HP laptop?

I have never used mine but I tried with Windows movie maker. There is a webcam symbol at the top. When I click it, it appears it can't find the camera. Try that, and maybe you'll better luck. I also tried HP mediasmart video. Webcam listed at bottom of page. Clicked it with no luck. Glad I don't need the cam.

I'll fool around with it later.

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CoachKatieMP
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Registered: ‎12-19-2011
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Re: How do I access my webcam on my HP laptop?

It works!  Thank you!

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martyct
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Re: How do I access my webcam on my HP laptop?

Now you can fix mine.:smileyhappy:

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LRP2011
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Registered: ‎12-20-2011
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Re: How do I access my webcam on my HP laptop?

My laptop (Pavillion dv7-4190us) no longer recognizes that it has a webcam. When I go through MediaSmart, it says there is no webcam and I need to plug one in. It has an internal webcam ~ any suggestions on how to fix it?

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LRP2011
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Registered: ‎12-20-2011
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Re: How do I access my webcam on my HP laptop?

Well, I ran a BIOS update, and updated my Adobe and Shockwave (don't know if those two made a difference, it automatically came up to update them after the BIOS update ran). I pulled up MediaSmart after the BiOS update and I have a webcam again ~ yay!!!

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AlecW
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Registered: ‎02-11-2012
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Re: How do I access my webcam on my HP laptop?

Where do i find the BIOS update?

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KGarza
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Registered: ‎02-17-2012
Message 10 of 124 (378,278 Views)

Re: How do I access my webcam on my HP laptop?

click Start then search youcam.thats the name of the webcam
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