Toshiba laptop web camera not working

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Why did my web camera suddenly stop working. I bought my Toshiba laptop three months ago and I have been using my web camera until yesterday when it suddenly stopped working. What would be cause

Answered By 20 points N/A #82874

Toshiba laptop web camera not working


Hey Dear!

It sounds like your drivers for webcam has stopped working, May be it is due to some virus. Anyways, first of all install an antivirus like AVAST or Kaspersky and scan your Laptop completely for viruses. After that re-install your Webcam drivers.

Right click on My computer and select Properties. Go to Hardware and select Device Manager. Here right click on your Webcam and click on Upgrade drivers.

Download the latest Webcam drivers from the internet and install them.

Alternatively, you can use Driver Genius software that automatically updates the latest drivers for your computer. You can search on the internet for Driver Genius.




Answered By 590495 points N/A #288533

Toshiba laptop web camera not working


If your laptop is not that old but the webcam suddenly stopped working, the problem is probably not with the camera itself but with the driver. One possible cause is a corrupt camera driver. Even if you have a perfectly working webcam but the device’s driver is corrupt, your camera will not work. The device needs a perfectly working driver or camera software before it can fully operate.

Without the driver or camera software, your webcam is useless and seems broken because it is not functioning. To fix the problem, try reinstalling the webcam software on your computer. The driver for your webcam is usually contained in a CD that ships together with your machine. To reinstall the driver, click “Start”, “Control Panel”, then “Add or Remove Programs”.

Go along the list and look for your webcam software. Select it then click “Remove” or “Uninstall” and then restart your laptop. After booting, insert the drivers CD that ships with your laptop and run the installer for your webcam. On the other hand, if you no longer have the CD, visit the laptop manufacturer’s website and download the driver there.

Here, you need to provide your laptop’s model number or serial number to direct you to the right downloads for your machine.

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