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Webcam not showing in Device Manager (Sony Vaio SZ360P)

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  1. nflesher87

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    Hey guys,

    I recently reinstalled Win7 and the webcam on my Sony VGN-SZ360P is not showing the webcam in device manager. As a result I can't even start to deal with drivers.
    The problem is I never used it before so am not sure whether it used to work or not. I'd really like to get this figured out so I don't have to purchase a webcam.

    Thanks!
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    Did you power the webcam on?
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    try it on a different machine, if it's the same there it's dead.
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    my bad guys I should have mentioned that its the one built into the lcd bezel
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    My bad, I just realized that!

    Wish I could help you man!
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    well we would have noticed if we clicked your link first lol. I'd say its definetly dead then. pity, an external webcam would be a pita with a portable laptop.
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    my thoughts exactly...I'm not sure whether not being visible in device manager definitively means dead or not though
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    Before you toss it out( just kidding:)), try this:

    1. Goto device manager and find the "show hidden devices" and click it. Then, check the image devices section.
    2. Check and see if it might be dis-able in the bios, a switch, or with a press of <Func key> + <Fn> combination.

    My Hp can dis-able the webcam with a switch and/or <Func> + <Fn key> (little camera symbol above the key).

    Not much help, but I figured I would throw it out there.:)
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    no luck :( I'm thinking it may be cooked...
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    @nflesher87,
    I would like to see if there is anything I can do to help. If you would like, you can send an email to SonyListens@am.sony.com including your name, address,model and serial number, what issue you are experiencing with your device and a phone number where you may be contacted. Put “Forum” in the subject line and either I or a member of my team will get back to you.

    Thanks =~)
    Evelyn Perez
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