Solved can find location of built in webcam

May 31, 2011 at 21:50:37
Specs: Windows 7

I have this built in webcam on my computer and for some reason, i can't find where it is. i know it's on my computer somewhere. i have check the programs, the device manager, and pretty much evertthing else. i was gonna start livestreaming on a different website and knowing i can't find the location of the webcam is not helping. when i try to start streaming live it'll always say, "cannot find webcam, if built it webcam installed you will need to turn it on." i need to find the location so i can turn it on. whe it says cannot find webcam, that makes start to wunder if it's broken or something. can anyone help me?

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May 31, 2011 at 22:28:29
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If you've installed software for a webcam but there is no webcam then when running that software it's likely you'll get the 'can't find webcam' error message.

But supposing there is one, I'm sure the manual that came with the system will tell you where it's at.

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May 31, 2011 at 22:32:43

If you have a laptop the camera is usually built into the frame of the display. A spot like a glass disk on the middle top portion about .25 in. in diameter

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June 1, 2011 at 09:33:08

when i say i can't find it, i don't mean i can't find where the little camera is on the laptop. i can cleary see it's on the top of the frame.

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June 1, 2011 at 13:49:42

If it is functioning then it needs the drivers - both the motherboard and the camera and application software that uses the camera. The drivers from the system manufacturer.

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June 1, 2011 at 16:50:38

I'm sure puzzled why the poster doesn't say the name and brand of the laptop....sure would make things easier.

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July 10, 2011 at 11:32:50

Think I have the same issue but don't understand your solution. I had a virus and Dell Support sent me Windows 7 and installed it for me. However, I no longer see the webcam icon. I searched the " all programs" and don't see it. I went to the device mgr. and said it is installed with the latest version and functioning properly. So what steps do I take now?

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