View Full Version : How to switch on web cam???

05-04-2010, 01:46 PM
how do you turn on the web cam on a Toshiba satellite A210?
Running windows vista home premium service pack two

05-04-2010, 01:56 PM
Search for the "Camera Assistant Software" It is likely to be already installed on your system.

05-04-2010, 01:59 PM
Move your cursor to about 2/3 of the way up on the left hand side of the screen and a 'slide-out' control will appear.

All of your webcam functions can be controlled from there.


Try going into the windows Vista control panel, opening the Device manager, opening the Image devices folder and uninstalling the Chicony USB camera.

After rebooting, the web camera software, a toolbar that comes out of the left-hand side of the screen when you move the mouse there.

Or ...........you can also start the software by going into Start / Programmes / Camera Assistant.

Whether or not this software is running, you might be able to start the webcam using the [Alt] - [F7] shortcut .

05-04-2010, 02:06 PM
found "Camera Assistant Software" but doesnt seem to be doing anything.
Ive got skype installed and it just says video source isnt delivering the stream in the correct format

05-04-2010, 02:24 PM
the 'slide-out' controler isnt coming out of Moveing the cursor to about 2/3 of the way up on the left hand side of the screen

05-04-2010, 03:59 PM
Is there an imaging device listed in the device manager?

05-04-2010, 04:05 PM
Is it enabled in the BIOS??

05-04-2010, 06:12 PM
Don't think you have to enable it in your bios. I just bought a web cam last Thursday for my Desktop Windows 7 PC. Installed the software, started Skype did the webcam settings and everything worked.

05-04-2010, 11:52 PM
This laptop has one built in, I presumed that was the one he was trying to use Trev.