webcam problem windows 7 satellite a300d

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webcam problem windows 7 satellite a300d



I'm having a problem with my chicony integrated webcam. It doesn't show up at all, although I have installed camera assistant software. My laptop is a satellite a300d - 16w psak8e. Any ideas? I really have downloaded so many drivers but I don't think they are good for me. And the first days of windows 7 the webcam worked fine. Then the microphone didn't and when the microphone worked, the webcam didn't!


Hope it's clear, thank you

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Re: webcam problem windows 7 satellite a300d


Satellite A300D-16W


You might try reinstalling the driver as described in Toshiba Document 98082243.


We should soon see your Windows 7 Toshiba drivers and utilities turn up here.

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Re: webcam problem windows 7 satellite a300d

I have already done this but it doesn't solve the problem. It does nothing for me.

Thank you anyway for the idea!


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Re: webcam problem windows 7 satellite a300d

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.


Thanks Toshiba for using cheap hardware!!!!!!