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Start with the most simple steps. Press and hold the keys Fn and F2. After that, open "My computer" and locate the icon for the webcam.
If you are not able to turn on the camera, restart the computer. During system boot, press F9 and see whether the webcam in the BIOS. If not, it is necessary to correct the situation, to the built-in camera is loaded with the system.
If the reset and initialization of the camera in the BIOS did not help, open Windows device Manager. To do this, click the right mouse button on the icon "My computer", then "Manage" and "device Manager". Click the "+" icon next to the line entitled "Device for image processing". In the opened list find the USB video device. Standing in front of the item cross indicates that the webcam is not connected. Right click on the line and in the opened context menu click on "Enable".
Find the camera icon on the desktop of the laptop or in the "My computer". If the shortcuts are still missing, install "native" drivers, specifically designed by the manufacturer for the webcam for your specific model of laptop Hewlett-Packard. It may happen that drivers who have installed Windows operating system in unattended mode, do not fit or work correctly.
Protectrice the camera by using the preloaded manufacturer notebook Hewlett-Packard HP MediaSmart. Initialize the camera may not happen immediately, you may need to reboot the computer.
In most cases, the problem of incorporating a built-in webcam is incorrectly installed drivers. It happens that the original software for the camera does not get up even after removing the "generic" drivers that Windows installed by default. In this case you will have to edit the Windows registry, and in critical cases, to reinstall the system.
Advice 2 : How to connect the camera to the laptop
Buying computer hardware, users tend to use all of its features. It is no secret that laptops, as well as the computers compatible with the digital video devices such as camera, video camera, etc.
Video cameras are external and embedded. Integrated video cameras are usually placed at the top panel of the laptop. You can find it visually by looking at the laptop.
Turn the laptop on and click on the icon "My computer". You will see a window with local drives and external connected devices. If you find at the bottom of the item "Video device" or simply "Video", click on it, and you will see yourself on the screen. Your laptop has integrated a built-in camera. Sometimes it may not work due to the lack of installed drivers that must be downloaded to a laptop via USB cable from the Internet from the manufacturer's website.
If your laptop has no built-in camera, you should connect external video device. To do this simply. Webcams sold in stores of computer technology with the software needed USB cords. Read the manual. Take the USB cable and connect the laptop to the camcorder via the USB port. In a few minutes the operating system of the laptop will determine the external connected device. Go to the folder "My computer" and look for the item "USB video device". Click on it with the mouse. If the camera driver was downloaded automatically, then the hardware is installed, and the camera work. But sometimes you need to install the software yourself. Insert supplied complete with a webcam disk to the receiving device, open it, locate the installation file with the extension "exe", run, follow the instructions on the screen. After some time the installation will over. Restart the computer, the camcorder is ready to work.
To connect conventional video camera (that can shoot videos) to your laptop uses a special port 1394. It gives the best image quality downloaded from digital camcorder material, and also increases the download speed. For connection use the connection cable with plugs under FireWire 1394. If the laptop has no such port, buy a IEEE 1394 controller, insert it into the side port to connect the controller to your delicate part. Then insert the controller plug of the above cable connecting the laptop with a video camera. Connecting and disconnecting of the controller is based on the principle of the stick. Check the connection of the camera through the operating system described in item 2 above method.
Advice 3 : How to set a webcam in laptop "ASUS"
Manufacturer ASUS provides most of its laptops with Webcams for the implementation of video communication on the Internet. The inclusion of an installed device is done by pressing relevant combination of buttons on the keyboard. Image setting can be made in the program in which you are doing the video, and with the help of a special utility.
Turn the laptop on and wait for the start of the operating system installed on the device. Hold down the Fn key, which is located in the bottom row of keypad buttons to the left of the Windows key. This button is responsible for the use of the functions of the laptop and is used to turn on the camera.
While holding down Fn, press with a picture of a camera icon. It can be the top row of the keyboard, for example F5. Depending on the model of your laptop, this button may be labeled differently. If you can't find the key to activate the camera, use the instruction manual of your computer.
Some models of laptops and netbooks, like ASUS eeePC have a special switch for the camera, which is located right above her eye. This regulator has two positions: ON and OFF. If you want to enable the webcam, move the choke to the ON position. To turn off the valve to be set in OFF position.
In the composition of the pre-installed software laptops ASUS also has a utility Life Frame created to control the camera device. Often, the application automatically starts after turning on the camera.
If the program is not installed, make an installation disk that came together with the notebook or download utility on ASUS official website. After installation you'll see a corresponding shortcut on the desktop system. Life Frame allows you to take pictures and configure the settings of images obtained when photographing or displaying a live video through the lens.
If after buying the laptop you independently re-installed the operating system to use the webcam you need to install the drivers. Insert the driver disk into a drive device or download the appropriate software from the official ASUS website. After installing the drivers restart your laptop to apply any system changes.