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SeattleSteven
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Webcam driver open fail for Toshiba Satellite A305D-S6848

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.

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Jerry_Lippey
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Re: Webcam driver open fail for Toshiba Satellite A305D-S6848

 

Satellite A305D-S6848 

 

Try reinstalling the driver as explained in Toshiba's Document 98082243.

-Jerry
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SeattleSteven
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Re: Webcam driver open fail for Toshiba Satellite A305D-S6848

The camera doesn't even show up in my Device Manager :\

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Jerry_Lippey
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Re: Webcam driver open fail for Toshiba Satellite A305D-S6848

Did you look under Imaging Devices?

-Jerry
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SeattleSteven
Posts: 4

Re: Webcam driver open fail for Toshiba Satellite A305D-S6848

That's not even in there...
It's as if it disappeared.

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Jerry_Lippey
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Re: Webcam driver open fail for Toshiba Satellite A305D-S6848


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.

-Jerry
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SeattleSteven
Posts: 4

Re: Webcam driver open fail for Toshiba Satellite A305D-S6848

Ok thanks for all your help.

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rathi_dharmendr
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Re: Webcam driver open fail for Toshiba Satellite A305D-S6848

I have the same problem for my Toshiba a300 even the restoring the device to the default is not the solution

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rathi_dharmendr
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Re: Webcam driver open fail for Toshiba Satellite A305D-S6848

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

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PooleeHartz
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Re: Webcam driver open fail for Toshiba Satellite A305D-S6848

the cable is shorted out. i have the same problem. but when my screen is half way closed, my cam works again.

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scott3056916
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Re: Webcam driver open fail for Toshiba Satellite A305D-S6848

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This worked! 

 

Closing the lid almost all the way. 

 

Thanks PooleeHartz!

 

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.

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Jerry_Lippey
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Re: Webcam driver open fail for Toshiba Satellite A305D-S6848

 

Satellite A305-S6916 

 


This worked! ... Closing the lid almost all the way. 


Service tine.

 

   Locate a Toshiba Service Center

-Jerry
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twangler
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Re: Webcam driver open fail for Toshiba Satellite A305D-S6848

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?

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NoMoreToeshibah
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Re: Webcam driver open fail for Toshiba Satellite A305D-S6848

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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jimbohuf
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Re: Webcam driver open fail for Toshiba Satellite A305D-S6848

Just figured out by this posting that my A305-S6916 is doing the same thing! Close the lid 2/3 down and the webcam works.