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Satellite A300 PSAG4A: Webcam not detected in Device Manager

Question: Satellite A300 PSAG4A: Webcam not detected in Device Manager

I have a Toshiba Satellite A300 PSAG4A 02L00M with Vista Home Premium 64 bit.
The webcam is not working and it is not detected in the Device Manager.
When I install the Chicony Camera Drivers, I get the "Webcam driver open fail." Error message.

The fact that I can not see the Webcam in the Device Manager is telling me that there is perhaps a hardware fault.
However I am hoping it is a setting that I can fix myself.

I had restored the laptop to factory settings also and I have updated the bios.
I have tried uninstalling all the USB Controllers and restarting the PC.

Is there anything I can do?
Perhaps it is a software issue?
Perhaps there is a setting?

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Answer: Satellite A300 PSAG4A: Webcam not detected in Device Manager

Best way to test hardware functionality is to check it with ?factory settings? installing operating system with Toshiba recovery image. As I can see you have done this already.

So if cam still doesn?t work properly I am afraid there is some problem with hardware.
It cannot be software issue because recovery image contains proper driver for the cam.

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I have been given an A300 notebook to fix and the problem is that the notebook was freezing when carrying out a virus scan with Trend Micro antivirus software.

The owner stated that the notebook would freeze when it came to a certain point and that the bluetooth stack was involved - I have not seen this happen as they used the restore discs several times and now the trend micro software is not installed on the notebook.
The notebook still freezes when attempting to download windows vista updates.

I have tested the RAM with Memtest for 10 hours and no errors were reported.
I noticed that when scanning both the hard drives for errors using chkdsk the c: drive will freeze at 48% in stage 5 and d: drive will freeze at 47% in stage 5. I found on Google that there are a lot of people with the same problem running chkdsk under Vista so I am not sure if the hard drives are at fault either.
The system restore has been run quite a few time now and I presume that any malware or virus would be gone when the hard drives were wiped during the restore process.

Currently I am running the notebook with 1 hard drive installed, it is the computers d: drive which was blank before.

Can you offer any suggestions as to why the notebook might be freezing as I think that the hard drives and memory are ok?

Answer:Re: Satellite A300 (PSAG4A-02600M) is always freezing

Hi!

It?s really not easy to say what is the reason for this but maybe you are right and the HDD is faulty...
In your case I would check the HDD using HDD test program like Drive Fitness Test:
http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/support/download.htm#DFT

In my opinion it?s not a software issue because you have already restored the factory settings using Toshiba recovery disk.
I would try the Drive Fitness Test and then see what happens.

Good luck!

Bye

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Hi.

I'm looking for the Windows Vista 32 image for this machine: Satellite A300 psag4a -02300m
Can any one help?

Answer:Need original OEM Vista for Satellite A300 PSAG4A

hi. as a blind it student, looking at purchasing a new toshiba, had this five years. it died the other day and had to get a tech to reinstall windows 7. so. need the oem for windows vista.

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Hi,

I am new to this forum and actually Toshiba related problems in general. :P

I own a Toshiba Satellite A300-PSAG4A laptop running on 32-bit Vista. A few days ago, the Harman/Kardon illumination music keys on it suddenly stopped working. When I'm not using my laptop, I usually put it into Sleep mode and normally wake it up using these touch keys - however for some reason they randomly stopped lighting up and responding.

I tried the usual - rebooting the laptop and frantically testing the buttons but of course they are not responding. The keys and the laptop in itself have served very well up until now an I can't think of any reason why this is happening now.

I'm not super-computer savvy however I have done a bit of reading on the topic of these keys and wanted to try reinstalling the Toshiba Value Added Package method - however I could not find the TVAP file anywhere on my laptop.

Additionally, Toshiba does not seem to offer support for my laptop series (A300-PSAG4A); their download section only caters to the ST series. Please correct me if I'm wrong - I could be searching right or whatever.

I performed a System Health Report to check if it's a driver-related issue and it came up with the following :
Two error messages stating that "The device driver for Base System Device has not been installed" and one stating that "The device driver for #UNKNOWN# has not been installed.

I don't know what any of those mean or if they are relevant ... Read more

Answer:Satellite A300 PSAG4A music keys not working

>I'm not super-computer savvy however I have done a bit of reading on the topic of these keys and wanted to try reinstalling the Toshiba Value Added Package method - however I could not find the TVAP file anywhere on my laptop.

Hi, you can download the VAP (value added package) from a Toshiba driver page.

>Additionally, Toshiba does not seem to offer support for my laptop series (A300-PSAG4A); their download section only caters to the ST series. Please correct me if I'm wrong - I could be searching right or whatever.

Surely they do that? I think you searched on a wrong page? the A300 PSAG4A seems to be a Toshiba Australian series and therefore you should check Toshiba AU driver page.
http://www.mytoshiba.com.au/support/download

Here you should find the VAP

Would recommend uninstalling the VAP firstly and after new reboot you could install the package again.

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Just wondering if anyone can tell me the maximum hard drive size a PSAG4A-02M00M can handle, and the max running at 5400rpm (because I wouldn't want it any slower than that).

And what specs for the replacement drives? (IDE, etc)

thanks

Answer:What is max compatible HDD size on Satellite A300 PSAG4A-02M00M

Hi

As far as I know the notebook supports SATA HDD controller and you should use an 2.5? SATA HDD.

You should be able to use any SATA HDD since SATA HDD controller is no limited to any size. I think the BIOS should also support an 320GB HDD or bigger?

Hope this could help you?

Greets

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I have an A300 model# PSAG4A-02L00M which is running windows 7 )32bit).
I need to get driver updates for it but everywhere I look will only give me Vista or XP drivers.

Does anyone know where I can find updated drivers for this?

Answer:Can't find any Win 7 drivers for Satellite A300 PSAG4A-02L00M

Hi

Take a look on the Toshiba European driver page:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp?service=EU

Even if your unit belongs to Toshiba Australian series, the PSAG4E series is the same like the PSAG4A series.

On the European driver page Win 7 32bit drivers are present.

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I have got a A300 PSAG4A-02600M

I turned the computer on today and whilst using Photoshop, the screen frooze up with interference all over the screen. I had to manually restart the computer to get rid of it. I also noticed that the graphics on the screen were not showing gradients properly

Also, the mouse pad was running way too hot and so I think there may also be a problem with the cooling fan.

So is this something warranty cover?

Answer:Satellite A300 PSAG4A screen froze using Photoshop

> I turned the computer on today and whilst using Photoshop, the screen frooze up with interference all over the screen. I had to manually restart the computer to get rid of it.
Does it happen often? I mean is this issue repeatable?
If not then I would not be worried. Such issues can happens. My notebook?s OS freezes from time to time. Please don?t understand me wrong; the notebook doesn?t hang every time but maybe one time in month?.

However, what I like to say is that the OS could hangs sometimes due to different OS reasons? so if it doesn?t happen all too often you shouldn?t be worried.

Regarding the touchpad surface;
This is nothing unusual. The touchpad surface is always a little bit warmer as the other notebook?s surfaces. This happens due to the warm cooling modules inside the notebook.

Greets

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Hi all!

Before I send my laptop back for repair (it?s only 6mths old) I need to see if I am correct.

It?s a Satellite A300/500 model PSAG4A

The problem is that when I play any graphic intensive games the laptop screen goes black and locks up. Only a cold boot will recover it.
Any other time it?s ok no problem, the problem only started 5 days ago, it has the latest drivers and BIOS.

It once went to a blue screen with Hardware Failure but was to quick to get a good look at what had failed.

Does this sound like a faulty video card?

Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Black screen while playing games on Satellite A300/500 psag4a

If i am not wrong, A300/500 is an Australian Notebook right? Well download the drivers from Australian Toshiba website and uninstall the drivers from Control Panel and install the downloaded one. If the same thing happens then it might be a hardware problem.

Anyway one more thing does you 500 includes Express Card remote control?

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Thanks in advance for your help :)

Answer:Can I upgrade the graphics card in an Satellite A300 (PSAG4A-02M00M)?

If you would search a little bit in the forum then you would find more threads regarding this theme.
And all threads provide the same answer; No it?s not possible to upgrade the GPU.
The GPU is a part of the motherboard and you cannot remove it because it?s soldered.

Bye

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Hi, I am using T410 for a couple of months. its camera was working but it has suddenly stoppped working now. in the Win7 device manager it appears as unknown device and in details: -"Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)"I have tried re-installing drivers and rebooting machine etc but no help. Please suggest how to fix this. Also tried reinstaling ehci controller device but no luck. Thanks,manu

Answer:Webcam not working on T410, detected as unknown device in Win7 device manager

hey manugautam000,welcome to the forums, disable to camera from device manager and remove the current driver installed to it.reboot your unit, re-enable the camera. windows should then install its own generic drivers.test your camera with the generic drivers.later on, head to http://support.lenovo.com , download the latest camera driver for your unit. set your unit to diagnostic mode via msconfig and then install.





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I have a Sony Vaio VPCW11S1E/T with a built in motion-eye webcam, with windows XP.

I uninstalled the arcsoft software that came with the laptop in error last week, however now my webcam cannot be detected. In device manager no image devices are listed however there is an 'unknown' under USB (usb/vid)- I have disabled and re-enabled but I still get an error message when I reboot - a USB has malfunctioned: no drivers installed. I tried to install camera drivers from the Sony website, however on trying to install a message pops up advising that 'no camera is detected' and the driver installation is cancelled.

I've also reinstalled the arcsoft software however it can't detect a camera.

System restore is not an option as I discovered it wasn't switched on so I can only restore from today. Is a restore to factory settings the only option and would it work? It seems I have uninstalled the drivers and now the camera has malfunctioned and the system doesn't recognise it so it can't connect to a new driver.

Any help would be greatly appreciated,

Answer:Sony Vaio - webcam not detected, not in device manager

I would try using the restore-to-factory-defaults feature.

Appears to be a netbook with no other means reverting/repairing Windows.

The driver for the internal webcam...may have been included with the software you apparently uninstalled.

http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110827044242AADFYRf

Louis

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I have a Sony Vaio VPCW11S1E/T with a built in motion-eye webcam, with windows XP.

I uninstalled the arcsoft software that came with the laptop in error last week, however now my webcam cannot be detected. In device manager no image devices are listed however there is an 'unknown' under USB (usb/vid)- I have disabled and re-enabled but I still get an error message when I reboot - a USB has malfunctioned: no drivers installed. I tried to install camera drivers from the Sony website, however on trying to install a message pops up advising that 'no camera is detected' and the driver installation is cancelled.

I've also reinstalled the arcsoft software however it can't detect a camera.

System restore is not an option as I discovered it wasn't switched on so I can only restore from today. Is a restore to factory settings the only option and would it work? It seems I have uninstalled the drivers and now the camera has malfunctioned and the system doesn't recognise it so it can't connect to a new driver.

Any help would be greatly appreciated,

Answer:Sony Vaio - webcam not detected, not in device manager

I would try using the restore-to-factory-defaults feature.

Appears to be a netbook with no other means reverting/repairing Windows.

The driver for the internal webcam...may have been included with the software you apparently uninstalled.

http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110827044242AADFYRf

Louis

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Hi,

I have uploaded the Xp professional -64bit OS on my laptop.
But after that in the Device Manager it show ? on
Display Adapters - Sstandard VGA Graphics Adapter
Other Devices - Audio Device on High Defination Audio Bus
- Base System Device ( 4 Nos)
- Modem Devices on High Defination Audio Bus
- SM Bus Controller
- Video Controller

Where can I find the dirvers for these

Thanks,
Oliver

Answer:Re: Satellite A300-243 with XP 64bit shows ? on the device manager

Hi

You need Win XP 64bit drivers. That?s fact.

- Video Controller is a graphic card and the graphic card driver is needed.
I think the GPU is Mobile Intel GMA 45 chip. Check driver from Intel page

- Modem Devices on High Defination Audio Bus ? it?s a modem driver

- Audio Device on High Defination Audio Bus ? this is sound driver.
It?s a Realtek sound chip and you could try to use the driver from the Realtek page.

But this is VERY important: You have to install firstly the MS patches KB835221 & KB888111 before you would install the sound driver!!!!
The patches are a part of SP3 too. Therefore it would be advisable to install and to update the Win XP before installing sound driver!!!

Cheers

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Recently bought machine. Windows  10. Camera was working just fine. Been through all the steps the phone support folks are telling me. Now they say do a Factory reset (One-Step Recover).  No guarantee this will work. If not, will have to be without machine for 10 days to repair in Germany - SO frustrating..... Is there no other way? SUCH A PAIN!! Thanks,SBV

Answer:Webcam for IDEAPAD 710S stopped working and can no longer be detected in DEVICE MANAGER

Hello, I have got the same issue.;Also, when I launch Windows 10 default Camera app, I have an error code: 0xA00F4271(0x80070001).  Any suggestions ? 

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Hello,

Since today, the webcam on the laptop of my wife is not working anymore.

I checked the device manager and I have a USB Unknown Device; so I have downloaded the drivers from the Toshiba website.
After installation, the web cam HD is appearing in the Imaging section.
When I launch the Toshiba software "web camera application" it light up the camera then blackout.

I check back the device manager, USB Unknown Device is back in the list and " HD camera" disappear..

Of course, I would like to avoid the reinstall

Answer:Satellite C870-14T and Win7 - webcam not detected - USB Unknown Device

It is not easy to say what is wrong there especially if the cam is detected by the system again and again. It looks like system can detect connected device but it is confusing for me why preinstalled driver cannot works properly.

At first try please to enter BIOS settings and check if there is option for webcam. If yes be sure it is enabled properly.
Try please to repeat action with driver installation just to see if the same will happen again.
In case that webcam is recognized properly again try to test it with other webcam application like Skype. Does the same happen again?

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Hi,

I'm looking for some help with a recently purchased A500-17X running Windows 7 64 bit. The Webcam was working when purchased, but has suddenly stopped functioning. The Web camera application software is up to date with the latest download from the Toshiba website but returns the following message when launched:

"Web Camera initialization failed" Please check you camera device & restart application or computer.

I have checked the Device Manager under Imaging Devices for the webcam & it is not listed (This is my own laptop; I also have a Toshiba laptop provided by employer & this is where the webcam is listed on that one, so I presume it should be listed in the same place!

Does anyone have any suggestions? Could it be a loose connection to the webcam itself, i.e. a warranty issue or is there a software solution to check if the webcam is actually present? I have run scan for new hardware & nothing new is detected.

Thanks in anticipation!

Jon

Answer:Satellite A500-17X - Webcam not listed in device manager

Hi Jon,

At the moment it?s really hard to say why you get this error message. Firstly I would also try to reinstall the webcam driver but you have already done this.
What about BIOS update? Did you try it? In my opinion it?s worth a try and maybe it can help you. You can get it on the Toshiba website too. Before you make the update, update all drivers from zip-archive and close all running programs.

If it doesn?t work I would try reinstalling the OS. Maybe a 3rd party application is blocking the webcam.

In worst case you need professional from an authorized service provider but this should be covered by warranty! :)

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Hi

I apologise if this question has already been posted. I have a Satellite C650-1CR; Part number PSC08E-029001EN; Serial Number 7A370192Q; Operating system Windows 7 64 bit.

The webcam, which has previously worked, is now not working in any programme. In MSN it says I have no webcam; in Toshiba Face Recognition it says camera failed to initialise. I have not done anything to it - it has just stopped working. If I click on the Toshiba web camera application from the utilities section nothing happens. The camera is not showing in the device manager - there is no images device shown.

I have read through the advice on here and have downloaded the most up to date driver from here but that will not open. It goes as far as extracting the file but then it won't run or open. I have the most recent BIOS (updated from Toshiba a couple of days ago). If I can avoid it I don't really want to use the recovery disk as I have lots of other things on my laptop which I don't want to lose.

Any advice or help would be really appreciated. My son has just emigrated to Australia and it would be great for me to be able to use the webcam. Hopefully I have given enough information about the laptop and the problem.

Thank you in advance for any help.
Linda

Answer:Satellite C650-1CR - No webcam showing in device manager

Hi buddy,

So if there is no webcam listed in device manager you should check the installed programs in control panel > uninstall a program. Usually the webcam software should be listed there and if yes remove it. Then restart your computer.

To delete everything also run a registry cleaner like CCleaner that can delete old registry keys. It?s freeware tool so no problem to find it using Google. After you have doing this restart your notebook again and then install the newest webcam software from official Toshiba page.

Once again restart and you should be able to use the webcam again. Can you confirm this?

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Hi, i'm french, so sorry for my english.

I can't use my webcam. no cam found in the device manager.
i have download the latest drivers and instal it.
i looked in bios, cam is ON, i try to turn off / reboot / turn ON. Updated bios.
face recognition doesn't work to, say "use by another programm or not found" something like it.

can you help me?

thanks

Answer:Re: Can't use webcam - not found in device manager of Satellite L670

Hi

It?s not recognized in device manager?
Do you have some unknown devices in device manager?

The webcam should be listed under the point: Imaging Devices
There you should see USB Video device.

Can you see this?

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I've been having some trouble trying to get my webcam working on my laptop again.
Tried to install a new update to it but it wouldn't work because of some error- Code 10.

I tried to uinstall the Toshiba camera assistance as well and re installed it and that wouldn't work because of some corona file that it could not locate.

PLEASE help me out really want this camera to start working again !

THANKS

Answer:Re: Satellite A200 - Error code 10 in device manager on webcam

Hi buddy,

What about your OS (operating system)?
No info about this?!... Why??

In your case I would try this:
Remove the old webcam driver and restart the notebook.
Start CCleaner to clean the registry and Windows
Restart again
Install the latest driver from the Toshiba page.

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I would frequently disable/enable the camera in the device manager. However, now I cannot find it. Anywhere. I go to Device Manager and there is no Imaging Devices icon, it's like it's disappeared. I don't know what to do. :( I've tried Showing Hidden Icons, downloading the software again, etcccc.

I really need help.
Thanks for your time!

Answer:Satellite M305 - Device manager doesn't show webcam

Hi Lynne21T,

> I've tried Showing Hidden Icons, downloading the software again
Which software have you downloaded exactly?

In your case I would try reinstalling the Chincony Camera Software. Remove the old version firstly and then install the latest version from the Toshiba website.

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I've reinstalled my Satellite L855/L855D (installed windows 7 instead of win 8) . And there is a problem : many devices are not found , like ethernet / wireless. Video card Radeon HD 7670M also not found. I can't install drivers, the errors apears that my hardware isn't suitable with software (e.g chipset). On toshiba's website i typed my satellite's serial number, but my computer isn't found. Whats wrong with this laptop ?

Same problem here: [http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/386506-33-devices-detected-device-manager-format-win7]

What should i do ? i've tried lots of drivers , but no one works. Please , give me advice. Thank you.

Toshiba Satellite L855-14G (Toshiba EUROPE GMBH)
Part. No. PSKFWE-00H00FG3
Intel (R) i5 3210M
AMD Radeon HD 7670M
4GB RAM DDR3
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Answer:Satellite L855-14G - Devices are not detected in device manager

Hi

I?ve checked Toshiba download page on http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp and all Win7 64bit drivers are available.
Have you tried to install all drivers, tools and utilities from there?

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Laptop only 6 days in use. After Windows 7 updates built-in webcamera just dissapeared from the device manager and, as a result of that, does not work.

System just can not find it. New Drivers did not help, setting BIOS to defaults as well. I even restored the system 6 days backwards - nothing like Web Camera in Device Manager.

This problem is quite common on the Internet - but there is not much information on Google.

Any ideas?

Answer:Satellite R630-130 Webcam disappeared from device manager after Win7 update

Hi

I really wondering why OS cannot recognize the webcam ?:|
Usually if the driver or software is not installed, you should see an unknown device? but as I understood your message, even this unknown device is not visible.

What to say? try BIOS update? I read somewhere in the forum that BIOS update might be helpful in such situation.
If this does not help, try new OS installation (notebook recovery) and check if the webcam would appear again?

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it says "webcam driver open fail, please restart camera or computer"

i have done that but i dont know what else to do to fix it

please help i need it for an assignment in grade 12


all help is much appreciated

thnx

Answer:Satellite A300 - webcam not working, message says "webcam driver open fail"

Remove preinstalled version from the system and install latest version you can find on Toshiba download page.

By the way: which operating system do you use?

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Hi

my laptop specifcation here : ( [A300 - 1G5|http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/jsp/SUPPORTSECTION/discontinuedProductPage.do?service=EU&com.broadvis ion.session.new=Yes&PRODUCT_ID=1055589] ) for any needed details ..

The problem simply is, the webcam stopped working for some reason, an error messeage says "Webcam driver open fail. Please restart camera or computer".

I noticed that whenever I put the computer in sleep mode I was getting on the icon tray a notification says "USB device unrecognized"... I wasnt aware what it was - thought it becasue of the USB mouse being plugged... but I think its related to the camera...

software is installed but camera is not working and cant enable it .. I did download the latest driver from toshiba site , but still not working ...


Currently my laptop runs Vista HP SP2 32-bit, Windows defender enabled, Windows Firewall Enabled, Windows UAC enabled, Kaspersky Ani-Virus 2009 Enabled. I only use Windows Live Messenger (which up to date I think , version : 14.0.8089.726) which i used camera with, I quite using face recognition long time ago and rarely use the webcam ... I didnt install or update any drivers and used to have the laptop running perfectly..

So what happened now ?!

Answer:Satellite A300-1G5: webcam stopped working - Webcam driver open fail

Hi

I have had a similar error message and could solve this by disabling the webcam software from startup.
In msconfig -> Start Up tab I have unchecked the Chicony webcam software.
This prevents it from automatic loading.
I don?t use MSN but Skype and the Chicony webcam software is always disabled (not executed) if Skype is running.

Maybe you should try this too.

Furthermore you could try this:
Go to device manager, mark the webcam (imaging devices ? USB video device) and deleted it from the device list.
Then reboot the notebook and wait until the webcam has been recognized again.

Then test it.

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After looking through this forum, I have tried several 'solutions' but to no avail.

After trying to load the webcam i get the message: "Webcam driver open fail. Please restart camera or computer"

I have tried updating the Driver software for the camera, and updated the BIOS.

This message still keeps coming up. Is it worth uninstalling the camera completely then attemtping to reinstall it?


Sorry if some of this doesnt make much sense, im not entirely "computer savvy"


I hope somebody can help,

Thanks,
Ben

Answer:Satellite A300-1MC: webcam not working - webcam driver open fail

> Is it worth uninstalling the camera completely then attemtping to reinstall it?
Of course!

You should firstly go to device manager and should uninstall the driver.
You should also remove the software from control panel -> Software

After that you should clean the OS and registry using CCleaner. It?s free tool? google?
Then reboot the notebook several times and install the webcam software again.

Cheers

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I have unknown device in device manager

It says unknown device on on Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System

(oh and i also didn't install modem drivers since i don't need the modem anyway)

Answer:Satellie A300-1EC PSAG0E: unknown device in device manager

What OS have you installed?
Windows XP?

If yes, check if your Windows XP is up to date (install MS patches and hotfixes)
Also install all available drivers from the Toshiba driver page like:
Chip Set Utility, Storage Manager, etc? and if there is an newer BIOS version, then update it.

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Hi there

I have installed Windows 7 home premium in my laptop (it had windows Vista) and ever since I can't use my webcam.

It doesn't appear in device manager and I have install and uninstall many times the drivers but every time I see the message that says that the camera is either disconnected or destroyed and restart the camera or the computer.

Is there a way to solve this problem?
Thanks in advance.....


My laptop is Satellite A300-20W with model number PSAGCE-09N00DGE and serial number 29353297Q

Answer:Cannot use webcam on my Satellite A300

I have Satellite A300 too with two HDDs inside. On second one I?ve installed Win7 32bit and webcam works perfectly so I?m really wondering what the problem can be.

Are you 100% sure webcam works properly with original Vista recovery image?

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Hey,

I recently bought Toshiba Satelitte A300-231 laptop, and I can't use webcam.
I installed "Chicony-Camera-Assistant-Software" and it says "Webcam driver fail. Please restart camera or computer".

My OS is Windows 7, so what I need to do? Thanks :)

Answer:Can't use webcam on my Satellite A300

>... what I need to do?
You need to wait until Toshiba starts Win7 support and offer driver designed for Win7. All offered drivers will be tested.

Which driver you have installed now? Vista driver maybe?

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Hi guys,

I just wondering about in Vista Business. After I repair my computer mode and after done that, how come my *webcam* gone no where, my card reader did not work at all and some apps gone too. So what should I do?

I'm using A300/y00 Satellite

Answer:No webcam after repair my Satellite A300

Wait a moment Mickey. I don't understand what you mean with ?repair my computer?.
What you have done exactly?

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I'm having the problem with my built in webcam on Toshiba Satellite A300.
I have Windows 7 and just downloaded latest Win 7 driver for Camera Assistant Software.

Camera software will still not allow me to open camera - keeps saying "Webcam is either disabled or has failed.
Please check your webcam settings

Answer:Satellite A300 - webcam does not work

Hi

Did you try to reinstall the webcam software?
Try that?

You should also go to device manager -> Imaging Devices
Here you should see the USB webcam (internal webcam)
Check if it?s not disabled.
If yes, enable this: choose this device and point to the button ?enable? (at the top)

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Every time I start my Satellite A300-1G3, a pop windows pops on my screen saying "Webcam driver open fail. Please restart camera or computer"

At first I have restarted the camera and computer for like a million times, yet I keep receiving the message,
I, also, have reinstalled webcam driver, with no luck,

I have uninstalled camera driver and installed another one that I have downloaded, yet the problem persists.
What should I do to resolve this eternal problem?

Answer:Need webcam driver Satellite A300

Do you use original preinstalled OS from Toshiba (Vista) or your own OS installation?

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A week ago the above notebook had a motherboard failure (fried component) whilst I was on skype with my webcam in use. A technician managed to fix the motherboard and now the notebook is fully operational except for my integrated webcam which the computer can no longer detect.

The technician has suggested that he may have forgotten to clip the webcam cable back into it's motherboard slot when putting the notebook back together. Since I am capable of dismantling the majority of my notebook I hope to check for this myself to save the two hour round trip to the computer shop again. Does anybody know where I should look within the notebook (illustrations would be great) to check the webcam connection with the rest of the computer?

Alternatively, could it be possible that my webcam broke during the original motherboard failure since it was being used when my motherboard failed? I also checked for update drivers in the toshiba website but couldn't find one for my notebook for Windows 7 64bit.

Note I had Windows 7 64bit before the crash so I don't think this is a software issue as with many other A300 Webcam problems posted on this forum.

Thanks for reading, I hope you can help!

Answer:Satellite A300-1OM webcam failure

> Does anybody know where I should look within the notebook (illustrations would be great) to check the webcam connection with the rest of the computer?

Since the webcam is a part of the lid frame and all the cables would be placed behind the plastic cover, you would need to disassemble the lid to get access to this cables? but don?t ask me for details because I?m not A300 owner but only the U400 which is equipped with such webcam too?

However, in your case I would not risk any notebook damage which can happen due to wrong disassembling!
Maybe it?s better idea to make a short trip to service?.

> Alternatively, could it be possible that my webcam broke during the original motherboard failure since it was being used when my motherboard failed?
This is possible too? but in such case the technician who replaced the motherboard should be responsible for that?

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Satellite Pro A300 - How do I turn on my webcam on? Operating windows 7. The whole computer is clean.

Answer:Satellite Pro A300 - How do I turn on my webcam on?

Hello

The webcam can be used with communication programs like Skype where you can make a video call. Of course there are other messengers or programs they use the webcam.

But you have to install the webcam driver/software that you can use it. This software can be downloaded on official Toshiba website (Camera Assistant Software):
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com > Support & Downloads > Download Drivers

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hi all

i was just wondering if there was some one out there who could help me...

i recently bought a A300/V01 and am trying to use the web camm for it, but when ever i open it on its own (not with msn or any other programs) it freezes and wont work, and when i try to send my web cam on msn it tells me that there was no web cam connected.
i pretty computer illiterate so iv tried to fix it myself but depressingly failed.

so if there is some one out there that knows how to fix this that would be awesome if you could help...

thank you xoxo

Answer:Satellite A300-V01 - webcam won't work with msn

Go to the Toshiba website and update the Camera/Webcam driver.

Also try closing/exiting the Camera Assist software.

You should also install Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1), if its not installed.

And ensure MSN Messenger is updated to the latest version.

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I recieved my laptop via my uni so dont ahve amyn of the back up disks ( especially not the webcam one).

Basically my laptop found a trojan horse virus on my webcam, sorted it out and I restarted my computer. It then flashed up wehn restarted that I need to install my webcam but I dont have the disk and now I cant use my webcam! What do I do?

P.S I'm not a computer genius so please be easy on me with the langauge.

Answer:Satellite Pro A300 - How to install the webcam?

Hi mate,

If you have to reinstall the webcam driver you can download it on the Toshiba website and all other drivers for your notebook:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com > Support & Downloads > Download Drivers

I have Satellite Pro A300 too and it?s not delivered with Toshiba recovery disk because you have to create such a disk yourself. Therefore start the Toshiba recovery disk creator that is preinstalled on your notebook and then you can create this disk. It contains an image of ?factory settings? and so you can restore the whole system every time.

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Hi,

About a month ago my webcam stopped working. I tried various solutions and then formatted my hard drive, installing a 32-bit Windows 7 Home Premium. I still can't get the webcam to work. Could you please advise?

Kind regards,
Witek

Answer:Satellite Pro A300-1EA webcam not working

Do you get any error messages?
What happens starting the webcam software / application?

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Hi there,

I bought 4gb of RAM from Memory Pro Upgrade and it doesn't seem to be detecting it on my A300-1MC

Here's the link to the RAM I got in case its the wrong one but I doubt it as the part number matches what I need:
[http://www.memoryupgrade.pro/4gb-toshiba-satellite-a300-st4505-memory-1x-4gb-pa3670u-1m4g-pc2-6400-ddr2-800mhz-so-dimm-upgrade.html]

Any ideas what I need to do?

I do have a 3gb already installed and I took out the 1gb and put the 4gb in its place - the BIOS didn't detect it as I know 32bit Windows wont use all of the 6gb.

Thanks in advance for any help on this.
If yuo need more info just let me know.

Thanks
Keith

Answer:RAM is not detected on my Satellite A300-1MC

Such problems are typical when someone buys no-name product or non-compatible products.
My advice is to send it back and buy compatible and tested RAM modules. What you need is 4 GB DDR2-800 MHz module with part number PA3670U-1M4G. It seems that RAM you bought should be the right one but.... what is the brand of this module?

Best brand for RAMs is KINGSTON .
Check it out under KTT800D2/4G.

Is RAM recognized if you use this new RAM only (slot A)?

By the way: your Satellite can be upgraded up to 8 GB RAM. Cool!!!

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Hi!

I've got a Satellite A300-1NO laptop, with Win 7 installed. My problem is, that my webcam doesn't always work, when I want to use it. Sometimes, it works perfectly in Skype, WLM etc..but sometimes i see a blank or a black screen, with a "loading circle" in it. The blue LED is lighting, i can see it in Device Manager too, but there's no picture, just "loading". I tried uninstall the driver, then reinstall it, I installed the newest "Camera Assistant for Toshiba", without luck.

Is there any solution for this?

Answer:Satellite A300-1NO - webcam doesn't work, but LED is ON

> Is there any solution for this?
I don?t think there is solution for this. If I understand you right there is some problem with preinstalled software. Why this happen is not easy to say.

I have Satellite A300 too and use it with Win7 32bit. Webcam is working properly all the time.

One more thing: have you noticed this issue from the first moment after Win7 installation or later?
Have you installed something that can be reason for this?

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Hi guys
Here?s my problem.

I have a Toshiba Satellite A300-276. I always had the webcam appear on my desktop every time I iniciated my pc. I installed Windows 7, and it continued working great by suddently it stop appearing!

Once with Windows Vista, this also happened but I was able to figur it out! Now, I tryed and I couldn?t solve anything.

Any Thoughts?.
P.S, it?s a "built in" Webcam lol
Just Saying.

Answer:Satellite A300-276 - Webcam doesn´t appear when the computer is on

Hi buddy,

I?m not quite sure what you mean but if you the problem is related to internal webcam I would recommend reinstalling the webcam driver from official Toshiba website. Usually it solve the problem so check the Toshiba page:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com > Support & Downloads > Download Drivers

If it doesn?t work, just post again. ;)

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Hi

I have a Toshiba A300-233 laptop and because of a virus problem had to format my computer.
I have recovered most of the drivers but I am not able to find the built-in camera drivers anywhere.
I have the Windows Vista 32 bit OS.

Please help as I am unable to use my camera. I have tried alternate drivers but they don't work either.

Hope to hear back from you soon.

Thanks.

Answer:Satellite A300-233 webcam does not work and no drivers are available

Hi mate

The A300-233 belongs to PSAGCE series.
The drivers for this series can be found on Toshiba European driver page.
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com

I found the webcam driver for Vista 32bit there? Webcam driver from Chicony v 1.7.193.0508

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The web the chamber doesn't work, reinstalled drivers some times, doesn't help with the list of devices of the chamber isn't present.
What to do?
Sattelite A300 psag0e

Drivers web cam - 20080616124250

Answer:Satellite A300 - Webcam don't run and isn't listed in devices

Hi maestro2118,

Since when do you notice this behaviour and what operating system is installed?

Before you install or reinstall any driver, I would recommend removing the old driver first. Then restart your notebook and run CCleaner to remove old registry keys. One restart more and you can install newest webcam driver from Toshiba page.

Check this!!!

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HI...


I have Toshiba Satellite A300-146, Model no : PSAJ0E, 1GB RAM, Intel Dual core 1.87 processor, Mobile Intel(R) 965 chipset family.


Now I'm using Windows7 trial version..... I can install all vista drivers including webcam driver...I cant open Camera assistant software . If I open, it says "Webcam driver open fail. Please restart camera or computer" . though I can open webcam on yahoo messenger.......


How should I open Camera assistant software...?


Help me..

Answer:Satellite A300 - webcam driver and Windows7

As you already wrote Windows 7 is ?trial version? only and it available for testing purposes only.
So, Toshiba didn?t start support for this OS and with such issue nobody can help you.

Drivers, tools and utilities on Toshiba download page are not designed for Windows 7.
I have also preinstalled Windows 7 on my Satellite P300 as second OS for testing.

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Hi,

I have a problem with my webcam driver just after installing Windows 7 on my Satellite A300-1LT, I had win XP before and it works fine. In downloads is offered just for xp, vista 32-bit and 64-bit driver (I tried all with same results). Webcam app starts with windows and gives me an error msg that I must reinstall or install new webcam driver. Webcam work in eg. skype buth with (very) poor quality.

I tried to find wich cam is integrated ( chicony? ) also but nothing.

Does enyone else had experienced this issue and know how to resolve it ? please help...

Answer:Satellite A300-1LT - Webcam driver for Windows 7

Hi glava11,

As far as I know you can also use the webcam driver for Satellite A500 because it?s equipped with Chicony webcam too.

So have a look for A500 downloads. There you can find Windows 7 driver for webcam that should work on your model too.

Check this!!!

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Hey sorry if this question has been asked before, until recently my webcams been working recently I've been getting the following Error message *'Web driver open fail. Please restart camera or computer'.* I've tried doing both and no result, was wondering if anyone has had this issue and resolved it.

Cheers

Answer:Satellite A300/A300D Webcam Problems

Hi,
You should try reinstalling the software for the webcam. You should be able to download the software via the below link.
[http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp?service=EU]

Regards
Ben

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Hello, I'm looking for drivers about my web camera.
My model is Toshiba Satellite A300. In the official page it doesn't have drivers for web camera in windows 7.


Thanks

Answer:Need Win7 webcam driver for my Satellite A300

I have A300 with Win7 32bit preinstalled on it. I had the same problem and I?ve installed webcam driver offered for A500. It works perfectly. You can do the same.

Test it and send some feedback.

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Hey

I just have done format on my pc Satellite A300-15B from windows vista (32bit) to windows 7 (64 bit) enterprise Greek edition!! But my driver of webcam doesn't work.
At first it worked but the last 4 days it not. :( What can I do??

Thanks

Answer:Satellite A300-15B - Windows 7 and webcam driver

Hi,

Try it to reinstall. Before remove it, restart and clean registry with Ccleaner and install from:

http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp

If you make a forum search you can find many threads about Webcam failure.

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Hello, i have an Inspiron 17R, the webcam used to work but now it does not!
Showing not found
Going into the device manager the imput device tag is not there.
Help!
Thanks in advance

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Hello every body

I had this problem with my laptop Satellite A300 (PSAJ4E). I bought a new battery and started my laptop. I have Windows Vista.
The battery is not detected. When I remove the charger its work well but with indicator of low battery so I?m update my BIOS but the problem is still there.

So I look around and tried to disable Microsoft in device manger.
Still not fixed properly. I removed charger and insert it again.
It shows the AC power supply but no charge.

Answer:New battery is not detected on Satellite A300

hi king_soft,
sold a third party battery?

in some cases the used controller (battery) is not recognised by your system...

you can try this (without any promisses):
shut down notebook, remove battery, connect ac-adapter and make sure unit is powered
insert battery and wait 24hours

disconnect ac-adapter and remove battery
switch machine on to make it fully discharged (some components holding electricity)
insert battery and start the unit
check powermanager or energy options if the battery is recognised...

never open up a battery pack - it's really dangerous!

if the battery pack is recognised by the system - you won!

if not make sure that your ac-adapter supplies the right voltage/current to your system
test another battery to make sure the loading device (notebook) is working properly
if so exchange battery pack!


editing: found a info that the highest rated cpu is a Intel ? Celeron ?-M 380 (1.60GHz)

Message was edited by: Al-eX

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I HAVE JUST REPLACED THE BATTERY IN MY SATELLITE A300-1BZ WITH A NEW GENUINE ONE,
NOW I AM GETTING AN ERROR SAYING (NO BATTERY DETECTED)
I WOULD BE GREATFULL FOR ANY ADVICE.

SANDDANCER.

Answer:Battery not detected on Satellite A300-1BZ

Hi

Did you purchase an original battery recommended by Toshiba?

Are you sure that the battery is OK?

Did you get the same message using the old battery?

For me it sounds like the new battery is not fully supported...

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Yesterday, I started a download and kept the pc on with my Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex External HDD 1TB plugged in. After I woke up I realized that there was a power cut and the computer went off unexpectadly (I had no UPS or any backup system).And, I found that my Ext HDD was not seen in my computer anymore (It was working perfectly until before I went to bed).
In device manager, under 'Disks' it shows 'GoFlex Hard Disk', but in BIOS or Disk Manager there is no sign of this HDD.

I really need the data in the HDD badly. Please help me recover it.
P.S. I read somewhere that keeping the HDD in freezer might help and give a little more time. Is that true? Worth the risk?
 

Answer:External HDD gets detected in Device Manager but not Disk Manager or seen in 'My Computer'

Power outage probably killed something in the enclosure or its PSU. The drive in the enclosure is probably fine. I would remove the drive from the enclosure and put it in a dock or install it in a desktop computer before considering freezing it. Freezing is usually reserved for click of death drives, and a last ditch effort.
 

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Hi all.

I have a Toshiba A300-1H3 (PSAG4E) with a webcam and microphone.
The built-in microphone of the webcam doesn't work.
I've tried to reinstall webcam driver (Chicony) and also sound driver (Realtek High Definition Audio version=6.0.1.5559) but it didn't change.

Thanks in advance.

Francisco.

Answer:Satellite A300-1H3 webcam built-in microphone does not work

Hi

I tested it on my notebook U400. It supports also the webcam and internal mic and the mic works only if the webcam is on.

Regards

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As advised I have reloaded the webcam driver and updated BIOS but I still get 'webcam driver open fail' message on startup on my Satellite A300.

Answer:Satellite A300 - Webcam driver open fail

Hi buddy,

Here in forum you will find some threads about this issue? Just use the forum search a little bit.

Regarding the driver: If you remove the old version, restart your computer and run CCleaner to clean the registry and fix issues. Then restart again and now you can install latest webcam driver from official Toshiba page.

Good luck! :)

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After my windows Vista system crashed on Dec 16 2011, I had the recovery done.
After that, I didn't find any webcam driver on the whole laptop. On the support page of Toshiba I finally found version 1.7, but that doesn't work at all!

It always shows up: Webcam driver open fail, please restart camera or computer. As it is a built in camera I tried it with the restart of the computer, but that didn't help at all. So I tried it with the option to repair the driver with Install Shield Wizard. The program has done something, but without any success.

So I uninstalled it and reinstalled it and it didn't help at all!

Has somebody an idea?

Answer:Webcam on Satellite A300-1MX doesn't work properly

Hi

Found a Toshiba knowledge base article which describes this error and provides a solution to this issue.
+Why does the error message display: "Webcam driver open fail. Restart camera or computer."?+
+http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/OPT84026F0000R01.htm+

But its related to Portege M600, and Satellite U300 only.
However, you should also try to perform a BIOS update. After that set the BIOS to default settings and save the changes?. Then try to reinstall the webcam software once again.

You should also check the device manager. Here in device manager the webcam should be recognized as a USB device? if this is not the case then this means that the webcam has not been recognized by OS and this means that there could be an hardware issue?

As far as I know the webcam is connected to the USB controller on the motherboard. If the cable connection is lose, then the webcam would not be recognized in device manager; neither as USB device nor an unknown device.

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Hi there, I have just bought a Toshiba Satellite A300-1K6, and I must say that I am very dissatisfied with the quality of the webcam. The problem is that there is a lot of "snowstorm"-effect on it, in other words, the quality is severely altered by small whirling dots (very much like a tv with poor signals due to missing or broken antenna when using it in conjunction with Live Messenger or Skype. When I start the web cam outside these applications it looks much better. Is it really supposed to be like this or can I do something about it?

Another thing is that the sensitivity of the camera is very poor when it comes to darkness. In a normal lighted room the camera barely detects my face, and I almost have to put a flash light on my face for it to detect it. Then all of a sudden the camera gets more sensitive. Is this due to some kind of night mode? Why does this happen?

I hope anyone can help me, because this is becoming annoying.


Thanks for your answers

Answer:Webcam on Satellite A300-1K6 is very granular and unsensitive to light

Did you remove the clear sticker covering the camera?

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Have updated my system to Windows 7. Used successfully the drivers from support page. cannot find the right webcam driver.

What is to be done?

Answer:Satellite A300-1RJ (PSAG8) - Webcam driver for Windows 7

Hi

You can find all drivers on the Toshiba page:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com > Support & Downloads > Download Drivers

At the moment there is no Windows 7 driver for webcam but you can try the Vista driver. Does it work?

If not you can download the Windows 7 driver for another A300 model. Normally it should also work on your model.

Good luck! :)

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Every time I attempt to start up my integrated webcam (Chicony Camera Assistant Software) the message "Webcam driver open fail. Please restart camera or computer." pops up on the computer.
Firstly I do not fully understand what this means and secondly I have restarted both the camera and the computer, as well as repairing the camera software.

I have looked for updates and drivers, etc but to no avail. I have also read every user manual available in search of an answer but I can?t seem to find anything that is of any help.
I was just wondering if anyone had an answer for me or could tell me what I need to do.

Answer:Webcam driver open fail on Satellite A300-1MC

hi Jacktt615,

first of all check if the devicemanager shows a "usb-video-device" from chicony without exclamation mark...
if the hardware is detected and usable check the driver details:
my drivers for this device are: ks.sys, usbvideo.sys, uvcftr_s.sys, iyuf_32.sys, ksproxy.as, kstvtune.ax, and among some others, vidcap.ax

if you have more than one chicony video device: delete all and reboot
download the latest webcam-driver from toshiba, it contains the driver and the software.

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Hi there guys,

its been a few weeks since installing Windows 7, only for the last few days have i actually bothered to install toshiba software (dont stone me!).

Right now I've been scratching my head when installing the webcam drivers. When the install is done and after a reset, all it says is Webcam failed to initialize, please restart cam or computer.

Restarting the laptop wont do anything

I am using a Toshiba Satellite pro A300 PSAGDA-01C00R, do these drivers simply not work for the time being on 7?

any help would be great, thanks!

Answer:Satellite Pro A300 PSAGDA: Problems installing webcam on Win 7

Do you have skype or a messenger program installed? Maybe its taking control of the webcam.

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Hi there

I have Toshiba A300-1MM laptop and my Web Camera does not work. On toshiba support site there is no driver for Windows 7 32bits. Only for Vista 32bits. I use this driver. Is there any other sollution?
Thank you.

Answer:Webcam driver open fail - Satellite A300-1MM

Hi

I was able to find the webcam driver for Win 32bit for this series.
Install the mentioned driver, reboot the notebook and test the cam once again.
[Webcam driver v 1.7.260.0526|http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/download_driver_details.jsp?service=EU&selCategory =2&selFamily=2&selSeries=153&selProduct=781&selSho rtMod=null&language=13&selOS=all&selType=315&yearu pload=&monthupload=&dayupload=&useDate=null&mode=a llMachines&search=&action=search&macId=&country=al l&selectedLanguage=13&type=315&page=1&ID=68798&OSI D=29&driverLanguage=42]

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Hi guys,

My name is Mirella and I wanna know one thing.
My webcam was working well but my computer wasn't.
So my mother sent him to her friend (he's a technical of computer).

I don't know what he did but my computer came back with the same things :/ And in this time my webcam was keeping work good. But after some weeks my webcam stopped work :(
I don't know whats happened.

I uninstalled some programs because maybe he can return to work, but him doesn't work. If I open the software by the camera this say "Locked by another application" but I do not have any strange program on my computer.

Please help me!!
Thank you <3

Answer:Satellite A300-276 - webcam does not work - Locked by another application

> I uninstalled some programs because maybe he can return to work, but him doesn't work

Did you uninstall the webcam software too?
Usually this error appears if another software like Skype for example use the webcam at this time while starting the webcam software.

You should uninstall the webcam software in control panel -> software
Then you should uninstall also the webcam driver in device manager. The webcam should be listed under ?Imaging devices?.

Reboot the notebook. Download the CCleaner and clean the registry and OS using this tool. Reboot once again and install the webcam software once again.

Furthermore be sure that other software like Skype does not run at the same time.

In my experience this should help.

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Hello

I'm Dr Ahmed Maher and I have a problem with my Toshiba Laptop. It is Satellite A300

The problem is in my webcam. When I try to use the webcam a message of "webcam driver open fail.please restart the cam or computer"
I had downloaded the driver from toshiba site. I reinstalled the driver but the same message appeared. I had updated the BIOS. The same problem. I made a recovery for my laptop using the recovery DVD. No way, the same problem

Please help me to solve this problem
thank you for caring
Dr. Ahmed

Answer:Satellite A300 - Webcam driver open fail

Hi Dr. Ahmed,

If your webcam doesn?t work after installing Windows from Toshiba recovery disk I think it?s related to defective hardware. I mean you have already tried to update the BIOS and webcam driver but that?s all what you can do.

So I would recommend contacting the people from your local authorized service provider. I think they can help you can exchange the webcam if it?s necessary.

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Hello!

I need someone to help me.

I have a Toshiba Satellite A300-276 with built-in webcam.
The operating system that came when it was purchased windows vista, but lately for some reasons had to format and then took the time to install win 7 (32bit).

But the webcam does not work.
The program, the drives and does not work.
When I click to connect to web a warning appears saying +"Webcam driver open fail. Please restart camera or computer+ "..
I've rebooted, uninstalled and went back to install and does not work!

Does anybody have any idea how to solve this problem?

Thanks.

Answer:Satellite A300-276 - Webcam driver open fail

Hi

This is a typical software issue?
I read a lot threads about this error message and in most cases new driver installation/update did the job!

Please ensure that you are using the latest BIOS.
Then access the device manager and go to Imaging Devices.
There you can find the USB video device? this is webca.

Please remove this from device manager list. You can also uninstall the driver?
Then reboot the unit and try again to install the driver?

Please be sure that you are using the latest webcam software... you can choose the software released for Satellite L500 too!

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Hi to everyone.

I have a Toshiba Satellite A300. It's eight years old but I'd like to keep working with it.

When working, it felt to the floor and the HD was damaged. I replaced it.

Now I've just installed Windows 7 x64 (before, it had Win XP x86). I installed all drivers from Windows Update and everything works fine, except the webcam.

Software which use the cam say "No cam present". I even installed the driver from the Toshiba support page (an exe which automatically downloaded a couple of drivers), but the cam keeps not working.

After this I've begun suspecting that the camera broke when it falled. So I'd like to know how can I do to test if camera is attached to the system bt the OS is being unable to communicate with it because of driver problem, or if the camera is broken and the laptop itself doesn't recognize it. Does it exist any toshiba hardware detection software? A report software? Or may I try something like AIDA64, in which section may it be listed? Or can I see in the windows device manager?

Any help will be appreciated.

Answer:Satellite A300 - Webcam broken or driver error?

To be honest I also believe there is hardware related issue. On this virtual way it is not easy to say where is the problem exactly. It can be camera itself or cam cable.
What to do? In my opinion notebook must be disassembled and you must check cam cable connection.
> Does it exist any toshiba hardware detection software? A report software?
Not for user like you and me. Such software is probably offered for service providers only. Theoretically when you use such software and it reports that system is not detecting the cam you must disassemble the machine and check it.

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Hello everybody,


I've got a big problem with the Face recognition tool and my operating system Windows Vista.

Yesterday I installed Windows Vista 64bit on my new Sat. A300-22F Notebook because the preinstalled
version of Windows was only 32bit and I've got 4gig of RAM.

So, all drivers are installed and all works. The webcam driver with the webcam program works, too.
But when I start the Face Recognition tool, an error appears that the webcam can't be initialised or that
the webcam is in use and cannot be used at the moment with the program.

So, no program uses the webcam. The webcam works with other tools. And in the settings of the face tool
are the webcam still available, but without working.

Anyone an idea?

I've got the webcam drivers directly from Toshiba.

Thanks.


Greetings.

Answer:Satellite A300-22F - Face Recognition can't use the webcam on Vista 64

Hi!

Do you have start up programs that uses the camera like Skpye or MSN?
Check this!

Are you using the newest version of the Toshiba drivers and tools? Look on the Toshiba website for an update.
Furthermore I would try to update the BIOS. You can find it on the Toshiba website:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com => Support & Downloads => Download Drivers

Bye

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A while ago i bought A300 and everything was working fine till one day i tried to run the camera Assistance software and this msg came up "Webcam driver open fail. Please restart camera or computer."

I didn't know what to do so i decided to uninstall the software and install it again but in vain.
Since then when ever i try to run my cam even on the msn it runs but it tuns all black after a while.

Please help

Answer:Satellite A300-1EI - Webcam driver open fail

Is also black when you start ?Camera Assist Software??
MSN is not the best application for diagnostic?

Have you tried to play with settings and night mode option?
Have you removed protect foil in front of cam?

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Recently purchased a Sat Pro A300 and immediately upgraded from Vista Bus to Win7 Pro.
Didn't try to use webcam before upgrade.

Post-upgrade, after downloading and installing Chicony webcam software from Toshiba, continually get message "Webcam driver open fail. Please restart camera or computer".
Camera appears in Device Manager and says driver is a Microsoft driver v 6.1.7600.16385 dated 21/6/06 (very pre-Win7!).

Have tried unistalling/reinstalling camera assistant software with and without first uninstalling camera in Device Manager, but same error message comes back every time. I'd much appreciate some suggestions re a fix.

Answer:Satellite Pro A300 - Webcam driver fails to start under Win 7

Hi

In your case I would try to install the latest webcam driver from Toshiba. Install this driver and try it again. Make also sure that latest BIOS version is installed for your notebook.

Furthermore it would be interesting to know if the same problem occurs on Vista. You should try it with factory settings. So you can identify if it?s a hardware or software problem.

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Hi,

I have toshiba laptop Satellite A300, It had windows vista installed in this laptop but i formated and installed Windows 7 and since i have installed this windows 7 my webcamera is not working it gives an error "webcam driver open fail.please restart camera or computer" and even after doing this its not working.

And after installing this windows I think the display setting is also out of order, I tried to install the sorftwares and drivers from toshiba support but no success.

I need help to solve this issue.Please help

Thanks in advance.

Hope to hear soon.

Answer:Satellite A300 - Webcam not working since I installed Win7

Hello sajjad

I?ve made very good experiences with Satellite A300 and Win7. In front of me I have Satellite A300-1LI. It is PSAG8E model and I can confirm that everything works perfect.

I have one offer for you:
Send us please exact notebook model and we can check Toshiba download page to see what is available for Win7 for your notebook model.
I can also send you exact installations order how to install all Toshiba stuff.

Please let us know what you have done to get camera work.
Let us know how you have installed Win7 and all Toshiba stuff (drivers, tools and utilities).
Do you have some other issues with Win7 on your Satellite A300?

See you :)

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Hello everyone.

I had Win Vista installed on this Satellite A300 and it worked ok.
I had no problems at all.

Then I moved to Win7 and now I'm going through the ordeal of making the webcam work.
I have tried installing all kinds of drivers, even the ones for A500, but it would be no use.

So, how can I make the webcam work on my A300?

I've tried everything, even installing Ubuntu on this laptop and still it wouldn't work. If it's of any of your interest, I'm running Win7 in Spanish, x32, Home Edition.

I really need your help here, please, I beg you, I've spent the past 5 days trying almost EVERYTHING!!
And still I'm getting the message after every installation/reboot of: "La camara web esta deshabilitada o ha fallado. Por favor, compruebe las configuraciones de su camara web", which would translate into something like "The webcam is disabled or it has failed. Please check your webcam configuration". I have been browsing the forum for related problems but i found no solution :(

Thanks in advance,

Ozma.

Answer:Re: Satellite A300 - how can I make the webcam work on Win7

Hi

Seems that webcam software has not been installed properly.
What Win 7 OS are you using? 32bit or 64bit?

Here you can find Chicony webcam driver for Win 7 64bit
http://support1.toshiba-tro.de/tedd-files2/0/webcam-20091026100013.zip

and here you can find Chicony webcam driver for Win 7 32bit
http://support1.toshiba-tro.de/tedd-files2/0/webcam-20091023184836.zip

Good luck

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Hi.

Well. Contacted Toshiba Australia. and got some information.
Well, the person I spoke to said that he would try to find the drivers on the Toshiba European website, which he did. And he said to uninstall my camera assist software.
So I did, downloaded the new version, installed it. But i am still getting problems, saying that windows vista home premium, a USB device, is not functioning and windows cannot recognize it.
And also, got a driver error still, saying to either open the driver software or restart your computer.

Went to the Toshiba forums, and had a look, did post on their, but could not seem to find any answers, and did that in the last week or two.
Just, want to use Skype and MSN messenger.
But if i cannot get these problems to be resolved, then no point in installing, probably will not work, and have not tried this feature out yet on my machine.

Any one had similar problems, with their Toshibas? and where do i go from here.
Really stretching my head and not sure what to do?
The guy said maybe to do a recovery disk, but do not really want to go down that road.

That would mean having to spend hours reinstalling everything, and I do not have really the time to do that at the moment.
Really busy at the moment. Can any one offer any other suggestions or where do i go from here?

Had this problem, when i got it out of the box, and purchased from Harvey Norman, Burnie, Tasmania.
Cheers Marvin.

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Answer:Webcam issue with Skype and MSN messanger on Satellite A300

What model Toshiba do you have?

Are you sure the USB device is the webcam? Have you checked Device Manager?


* Download the updated Chicony Webcam driver from http://203.56.127.6/driver_download/Public//p2_all/ChiconyWebcam_v1.7.175.0123.exe
* Install Vista Service Pack 1, or Vista Hotfix KB934374: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/934374 (KB934374 is included in SP1)
* Update your Messenger software (MSN/Yahoo Messenger, etc..)
* If you have another program that can use the webcam (Skype for example), make sure they are completely closed, and not sitting in the System Tray.
* Try closing the Camera Assistant Bar on the left of the Desktop.
* To stop the Camera Assistant software from running on startup, run Regedit and delete "Camera Assistant Software" from HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run \

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I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro A300-1GT. The problem is that the camera does not work. When I start software it writes that I should restart camera or computer. I'm having Windows 7 and I serched the internet for solutions but I find just a discusions with the same problem without solutions.

Sory for may bad English.

Answer:Satellite Pro A300-1GT - Error message when starting webcam

Hello

Have you already tried reinstalling the webcam driver? You can download it on official Toshiba website:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp

Before you install it: Remove the current webcam driver and restart your computer. Then try a registry cleaner like Ccleaner and restart again. Now you can install the latest webcam driver.

I hope it works! :)

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After disc format (T HDD recovery, Vista 32 b) there is no "toshiba face recognition" aplication.
After instaling Camera Assistant Software there is only error: Webcam driver open fail. please restart camera or computer.
Camera is turned off and i can't turn it on, restarting the computer doesn't give any effect.

Could anyone help me?

Answer:Satellite A300-1EH - Webcam driver open fail

Hi

I see you are using Vista?
Well, first of all you should ensure that Vista is up to date!!!
You have used recovery and this means that Vista needs to be updated to the latest state!!!
All service packs and other patches needs to be installed.

Then remove the webcam software from the system, clean the registry (CCleaner, etc?) and after new reboot try to install the webcam software again?

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Tried to work with my camera, but error appeared "Webcam driver open fail. Please restart camera or computer" Tried to do both, nothing happened. Changed drivers for camera, the same problem.

My OS is Windows XP SP3. Can anybody help me?

Answer:Satellite Pro A300-1NH - Webcam driver open fail

HI rinat_1,

Was your Satellite A300 delivered with Windows XP? If not, try it with ?factors settings? again, please!

Make also sure that your BIOS version is the latest one and you can get it here:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/ > Support & Downloads > Download Drivers

Good luck! :)

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I try try to solve my problem

Error: webcam driver open fail

http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/5706/hsd36352.jpg

Answer:Satellite A300-20A - webcam driver open fail

Hi

You should use the Toshiba Forum search option.
Then you would find a lot of threads about the theme.

In most threads you will find the recommendation to reinstall the webcam software.
I think this should help you.
So visit the Toshiba driver page and download the webcam software for the notebook model. Before you would install the new software, I recommend removing the old from the system.

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Hi,

I have a Toshiba Satellite A300-1SM computer upgrade to Windows 7 (32 bit), and since yesterday, the webcam is giving me problems. Does not work.
Is a Chicony Web Camera, built inside the computer. Has suddenly stopped working. The following error appears: "webcam driver open fail. please restart camera or system. "
I have not touched or installed anything. It happened overnight.

I tried to restore the computer to an earlier date, and it worked for a few minutes ... but it failed again and appears the same error.

I wonder what I have to do to get back to "recover " my webcam.

Thanks in advance.

Greetings

Answer:Satellite A300 - error: "webcam driver open fail"

Hey,

There are a lot of threads here in forum about webcam driver issue and you should read these threads:

http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?messageID=233048&#233048
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?messageID=232084&#232084
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?messageID=233417&#233417

Problem is I can?t say more about this because the error never happened to even I use my webcam quite often but no problems at all. :)

Anyway, if you have more questions you can post again ;)

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Recently purchased a Satellite Pro A300, with built in webcam. However, when i try and use the webcam in Windows live messenger it comes up with the following error messages.

*"We couldn't start your camera device. Please check that your camera is not currently in use by another program, and then try again."*

Also this message..

*"Messenger is not available right now. Please try again later. (0x82000009)"*

Now, the camera is not turned on, and Messenger is working normally.

*HELP!!*

Thanks

Folic

Answer:Satellite Pro A300 - Webcam is not working in Windows live messenger

When you get the message if an other program use still the camera.

So try to disable the webcam software and other messenger programs in msconfig.
Then reboot the notebook and if you want to use the webcam software you have to start the webcam software firstly.

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I'm getting frustrated so I've come here to see if anyone knows a way to help resolve this issue.

I have a Toshiba Satellite A300 which came with Windows Vista 64-bit pre-installed. After about a year or so of having the laptop, I decided to upgrade to Windows 7 64-bit. In the process, I believe the driver to my webcam (Chicony usb 2.0 camera) was deleted.

When I go into devices manager in the control panel, the webcam isn't listed; neither is "imaging devices."

I have tried downloading the driver manually, but I keep getting an error message, "Webcam open fail. Restart camera or computer."

My computer has listed my webcam as "unknown device."

If anyone knows how to fix this, please, I beg you, let me know.

Answer:Satellite A300 - Chicony webcam not working after windows 7 upgrade

> My computer has listed my webcam as "unknown device."
> I have tried downloading the driver manually, but I keep getting an error message, "Webcam open fail. Restart camera or computer."

This means that the webcam driver is not installed properly.
Visit the Toshiba European driver page and install the right webcam software/driver for this notebook model.

If the installation fails, restart the notebook and tries again.
This should solve the issue.

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I have A300-243 PSAG8E, after installed win7 my webcam DONT WORK.
it had been worked before with VISTA AND spype.
I upgraded the bios and updated drivers.
Webcam is not listed driver of win7 32bits of A300.
As it suggested in one of the forums i downloaded other driver from A500/ A350 ect non of them worked.
displayed on the screen:
"Webcam is either disabled or has failed. Please check your webcam settings" also Camera is not listed in Device Manager." imaging not listed.

I restarted and used cccleaner after my attemps and nothing succeded.
What else I could do.
PLEASE HELP ME.
ORNA

Answer:Webcam doesn’t work on my Satellite A300-243 with Win7 32bit

It is really strange. I own Satellite A300 with part number PSAG8E and use Win7 32bit on it. I have installed webcam driver/utility offered for A500 and it works perfectly. I use it with Skype without any problem.

Strange is that cam is not listed in device manager.
If possible install original Vista OS again and test functionality with ?factory settings?. This will be best test to be sure there is no hardware problem. If everything works OK let me know and I will send you my install order for Win7.

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Hi

I have Satellite Pro A300
After upgrading XP into Vista the web cam stopped working (webcam driver open fail. please restart camera or computer)

Any help

Answer:Satellite Pro A300 - error - webcam driver open fail

Hi!

I have used the forum search and founded a good posting from the user Akuma.
Maybe it?s the solution:
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?messageID=136549

Good luck!

Bye

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I had to replace the hard disk on my A300 PSAJ4E and when I reloaded Vista 32 and all the Toshiba hardware drivers all went OK except for the Chicony webcam install.

The side menu is there but it won't work, giving a "webcam driver open fail. please restart camera or computer" error.

I updated the Bios to 4.20
I first used the original Toshiba download, webcam-20080428125023 driver (V1.07.175).
I tried it with "the lid 3/4 closed".
I searched everywhere and read of dozens of similar problems. I tried a few, even editing the setup ini. Nothing helps.
I've even tried the XP drivers (V1.7.144.0611), the 32bit and 64bit versions and even a gateway driver. Nothing seems to work for this cam.

What now?

I also now get "the required section was not found in the INF" when I try to uninstall and reinstall the driver through device manager.
I have the choice of
6.198.1.0
6.2.208.424
6.2.238.1217
all giving the same error...

Answer:Re: Satellite A300 (PSAJ4E) - Webcam driver open fail

Me too. See my thread of a couple of days ago.
I have given up. I have wasted hours and hours trying to get the webcam driver to work.
Next week I am going to buy an external webcam.
There are many complaints about this in various forums, I think it is time someone took responsibility.
Sorry that I could not be positive and help you.

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'Webcam driver open fail.' My webcam failed months back. Have been into forums & taken advice - nothing works.
Have cleaned disk and reloaded driver many times. This is not satisfactory.
Someone must take RESPONSIBILITY.

I need to know the CAUSE and get a SOLUTION.

Answer:Satellite A300-1MC - Webcam driver open fail - Vista

Hello John and welcome to Toshiba forum.
Let us discuss about responsibility a little bit later.

Tell us at first which notebook model do you have exactly, which operating system do you use and what have you tried to fix this.

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Hi

I have problem when I open my webcam Ii see this message:
+CEC_MAIN.exe has stopped working+

http://www.assayyarat.com/myimages/Sep08/bloool_Untitled.jpg

Can any one help me?

Answer:Webcam issue on Satellite A300 - CEC_MAIN.exe has stopped working

??

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What should be happening: I plug in my headset to my controller on my windows 7 x64 PC (wired controller)
and sound comes out of the headset and not the computer

What is happening: No new device shows in device manager underneath sound video and game controllers audio

Problem: not able to use headphones on my controller

How do i solve this problem? When I restart my computer or "scan for new hardware devices" nothing happens and i dont get a headset audio device showing up

And it also doesnt appear in volume control icon > right click > playback devices
so i cant enable it there even when (show hidden/disabled devices) is enabled.

Answer:Xbox One Headset Device not detected in device manager

Hi realflow100,

what USB port are you plugging in the Headset in? I've noticed that sometimes depending on if you plug the headset in a USB2 or 3 port matters for some devices.

What is the audio driver you have for the moment, if you haven't got the latest here is the Acer support download page for your PC:
Download Drivers and Manuals | Acer Official Site

Cheers
Boris

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Hello,I've a problem. I've bought a new T400. As to the specification - it has WLAN (EAN: nm322us).Information from the reseller:Wireless Network YesWireless Standards a/g/nWireless Card Type Intel WiFi Link 5300AGNBut no WLAN card detected (in device manager), when computer boots up.  No mac address in bios for WLAN. So, where is a problem? Has reseller fooled me and there's no WLAN in this computer? Or are there any problems with MS Windows Vista Business device detection??? Can anyone help? Thanks beforehand.













Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:T400 no wireless device detected in device manager.

Wireless switch is set to on?

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Hi guys,

please do me a favour. i am in Dubai, i bought my Toshiba laptop in Dubai. That is Satellite A300-1G5, Sr.No. 98487056Q.
The problem is: whenever i try to find my laptop in Toshiba help and support web site, it is not detecting my machine.

I have tried Auto detect, putting serial no in the box, both option, but all returns with the same result---- not available in region.

Until I detect my machine I am unable to identify the exact driver and so cannot check for updates.
It is strange that Toshiba laptop is not getting found by Toshiba website.

Can anybody help me?

Answer:Satellite A300-1G5 is not detected on Toshiba support page

It can happen that system somehow cannot identify notebook model but for drivers download it is just important to know first part of the part number.
So your notebook belongs to PSAG4E series and on Toshiba download page you can define exact notebook model and see which drivers are available.

Have you tried to choose your product manually?

http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/generic/SUPPORT_PORTAL/

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In Win7 I'd do Device Manager > Imaging Devices > USB 2.0 PC Camera to find my USB WebCam and activate it and de-activate the monitor's built-in camera.

But in Win10 Device Manager has no listing for Imaging Devices.
Where in Win10 can I enable and disable webcams?

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In Win7 I'd do Device Manager > Imaging Devices > USB 2.0 PC Camera to find my USB WebCam and activate it and de-activate the monitor's built-in camera.

But in Win10 Device Manager has no listing for Imaging Devices.
Where in Win10 can I enable and disable webcams?

Answer:Can't Find WebCam Device in Device Manager

Yes, win 10 has imaging devices, when it detects them, which is your issue and why it's not showing up there.

If USB cam is plugged in and no entry, either install the cam's software and retry, or it may not be compatible with 10.

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Greetings

I recently did a clean install of Windows 7 64 bit on my Toshiba Satellite A300-1FP. I was surprised at how smoothly it went. The only thing that was missing was a Windows 7 driver for the Chicony Webcam. A number of people on these forums have suggested using the Vista 64 bit driver. I tried numerous times to make this work. I deleted the startup entry, deleted and resinstalled the driver from device manager, etc. Everything I have found on these forums I've tried.

None of it works. I continue to get the error message "Webcam driver open failed. Please restart camera or computer."

Even with the "camera assistant" the Chicony camera is really awful. Had I know before I bought the machine I would have chosen otherwise. Too late now. Without the assitant you have only the driver that comes with Windows 7 which allows you to use the camera but unless you have Hollywood quality lighting the video is so dark that it is nearly unusable. The "camera assistant" at least had a booster for darker rooms.

I don't know why Toshiba ever used this camera in the first place.
There are many people with this same exact problem who are looking for help in the various forums for their system.

If anyone knows how to handle this I would really appreciate hearing from you. Toshiba, if you're listening, what were you thinking?

Dave

Answer:Satellite A300-1FP - Chicony webcam Win 7 64bit - driver open failed

Hello

Just a little question: Have you tried this?
[Why an error message displayed "Webcam driver open fail. Restart camera or computer"?|http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/ann.jspa?annID=18]

Furthermore it would be interesting to know if the same happens with ?factory settings?. Can you check this please?

Greets

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All greetings.

Recently took the laptop with the service center, he changed the motherboard. Prior to the service center the camera worked well, but after he took early displayed an error "Webcam driver open fail. Restart camera or computer." Read posts on this subject anywhere advised to update the BIOS, I renewed but nothing helped.

This could be due to the fact that in the service center have forgotten something to connect to the motherboard? Because in the Device Manager do not see a web camera. I have a Toshiba Satellite A300-1EG number PSAG4E.

Thanks in advance for the answer. I would like to be quick to get to know to go tomorrow to a service center or not.

Answer:Satellite A300-1EG - Webcam driver open fail after mainboard exchange

Hi kuhar2007,

Maybe the authorized service provider has forgotten to connect the cable but before you contact them again you should try reinstalling webcam driver. You can get the latest version here:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com > Support & Downloads > Download Drivers

Normally the webcam should be listed in device manager after this. If not you should contact the ASP again. Explain this problem and they will try to help you. ;)

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Hi guys,

I have purchased the A300-1QM last week and so far I really like this notebook. There's one thing about the built-in webcam though. I know it's better not to expect the best picture from a 1.3MP webcam, but the picture I get using the latest software from the toshiba page is not only way too grainy, it also gets way too dark if the overall lighting in the room is rather darkish. From one moment to the other. Let me explain.

It goes like this: I am running Windows Vista Home Premium. I start up the webcam software and the picture is really grainy (oh well) but at least it is bright enough for me to see myself in front of the computer. Then when I lean back in my chair and wait for a few seconds, the picture turns way too dark all of a sudden and I can barely see anything anymore. It seems like the webcam suddenly finds out that it's pretty dark in the room and in the background and therefore decides to fade to almost black why so ever. I dunno how to explain it better. Why would anybody want a webcam to darken the picture after a few seconds when it's already dark in the room?

I have tried all properties and settings in the latest software (night mode, that backlight thing, ...) but nothing changed. It seems to me that it has something to do with the driver, not the software. Because when I uninstall the software and restart and keep only the drivers, the described behavior does not change (in different applications like Skype for example).

Did you have si... Read more

Answer:Built-in Chicony webcam suddenly turns too dark on Satellite A300-1QM

You say that its happening with the "latest" webcam driver, was it happening with the original driver as well?

Have you removed the plastic protector that sits on the camera?

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I have searched and searched for solutions to this problem and feel like I have tried everything. Whenever I turn my laptop on or attempt to start my webcam I get the error "Webcam driver open fail. Please restart camera or computer."

I used to be able to use the webcam with no problems but it just stopped working one day. I've recently reformatted my operating drive to the out-of-the-box state, but it is still showing an error whenever I try to use my webcam. I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium on an A300 Model: PSA-GCA. I have also tried updating the webcam driver (and the latest BIOS update) from Toshiba's support section, but with no luck. I've also tried using the XP webcam driver, but still, no luck.

Any idea on how to fix this problem?

Message was edited by: Replicant

I also forgot to mention that in my Device Manager, I cannot see my Chicony Webcam at all. There is no section for imaging devices present at all.

Answer:Satellite A300 - Constant "Webcam Driver Open Fail" Error

Hi

If you search here in the forum you will find enough threads about this issue but I have founded an interesting thread with a good posting from the user Akuma and mayb it?s useful for you:
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?messageID=136549

If it doesn?t work I think you need help from an authorized service provider. The technicians can check your notebook and repair it if?s necessary.

Good luck!

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Hello

I just bought a *Satellite A300-1MC* (runs on Vista Home Premium), and downloaded Windows Live Mail And Live Messenger.
The inbuilt webcam won't work with Live Messenger ; and when selecting Tool, Audi + Vieo Setup in Messenger I get thye following message : "We are unable to run Audi Video setup".
The webcam works fine with the Camera Assisant Software.

I have tried : 1) killing the C.A. Software and starting Messenger ; 2) dowanloading a webcam driver from Toshiba website ; 3) Updating Windows Vista
None of the above work.
Any suggestion gladly received.....
Thomas

Answer:Satellite A300 - inbuilt Chicony webcam won't work with Win Live Messenger

You could try installing cam software such as ManyCams - http://www.manycam.com/
The program basically accesses your webcam video and redistribute it as a ManyCam video device.

Richard S.

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Hello,

Since I upgrade my system to Windows 7 64bit my webcam don't work. After installing the driver I keep getting the message "webcam driver open fail. please restart camera or computer". The camera also don't appear in the device manager and the mic don't work also.

I have a Satellite A300-1LT.

help!

tal

Answer:Satellite A300 - Webcam driver open fail after Windows 7 upgrade

Hi pro.surfer,

Do you know the forum search? If not you should use because you will find many threads with this error message and a lot of useful instruction what do to.

I don?t know which driver you mean but you need the Camera Assistant Software for webcam. The microphone is a part of webcam so you have to install the webcam driver. ;)

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