10-11-2011 01:15 PM
My web camera hasn't worked for awhile and since I never used it I never tried to fix it so not sure when it went out or if there was a trigger. My sister moved to Vietnam to teach English and I'd like to Skype with her and can't get web cam to work. I've tried reinstalling the driver however, the camera doesn't even show up in device manager. (It may be unrealated but we had to have our screen replaced a few months ago, not sure if camera was working before that, but I don't think so). I removed old driver and downloaded again and tried to install. It says, click start and I do then nothing happens. (Running Vista)
I've even tried the whole, close the lid and see if it shows up in DM. Any ideas?? Thank you!! --Liz
07-04-2012 11:37 PM
I'd like to report that after first obtaining ALL of the most recent TOSHIBA 64bit Win7 software from the Toshiba site for my Satellite L505 ES5015 I DID succeed in restoring my webcam.
My L505 came with the 32bit Win7 even tho it is capable of running in 64 bit mode. I did a fresh install with a commercially purchased 64bit Win7 license after which some of the devices (notably the built in web cam) would not function. As many other users have reported the USB camera failed to show up. But after I followd the instructions from Jerry posted earlier here:
-> Install the Intel chipset software followed by the Intel display driver prior to any other drivers.
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