08-27-2009 09:22 PM
I have a Toshiba Satellite A305D-S6848. For a while now, I've had problems with my webcam. When I open the Camera Assistant Software, it says "Webcam driver open fail. Please restart computer or camera." When I try to use my webcam on different programs such as MSN messenger, AIM, facebook, etc. it doesn't even recognize that the computer has a webcam (even though my webcam is internal). I've restarted the computer and have no idea how to restart the camera, though I've looked for the driver with no luck. Please help! Thanks.
08-29-2009 02:28 PM
That's not even in there...
It normally means the hardware is malfunctioning.
The only way to tell for certain is to restore the hard disk to its original factory-new contents using the Toshiba recovery media.
09-13-2009 03:20 AM
got the solution
it is the hardware problem
it works sometimes
for me it works when my camera is facing the tochpad then it recognise the camera driver its just the wiring problem so see the hardware engineer
u can also get the point as laptop make recognition sound at that point
11-26-2009 12:15 PM - edited 11-26-2009 12:23 PM
Closing the lid almost all the way.
After many times unistalling downloading new driver, reinstalling, ect. I was still having problem. My screen had to be almost all the way closed to get it to open web cam. so.... Now How do i get this fixed so that it works when open? go to service store? by the way mine is an A305 6916.
01-01-2010 01:37 PM
My webcam did the same thing and when I opened my laptop only halfway, the webcam worked. Once I have the webcam working, I can slowly open my laptop almost all the way (~80 degrees) before it cuts out again. So, I am able to Skype if I tilt my laptop back a bit. It's doable, but annoying. Is there a permanent fix? Do the techies at Toshiba know about this?
08-30-2010 01:29 AM
I also have a Toshiba A305-S6858 Fusion Finish that was Best Buy's most expensive model for $800 in August 2008.
I installed Windows 7 - 32 bit software a few months ago and now would like to use the webcam for Skype.
I installed many drivers and different Camera Assistance Software for countless hours trying to get my daughters USB chicony webcam working.
After reading the close the lid half way comments I tried it and now the webcam shows up in device manager every time I half close the lid.
The camera also works when I run the Camera Assistance Software.
So if you don't mind tilting the laptop to use Skype it works but is a pain to do.
I called Toshiba and they know about this but will still charge $185 to fix it.
Thanks Toshiba for using cheap hardware!!!!!!
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