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Thread: Satellite P200 - Webcam driver open fail

  1. Satellite P200 - Webcam driver open fail
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    Anyone know what I need to do to sort this - when I try to open the webcam I get the message "webcam driver open fail. please restart camera or computer" - I closed down then restarted but made no difference.

    Thanks

  2. Re: Satellite P200 - Webcam driver open fail
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    Hi andyjennings,

    Have you already tried to reinstall the webcam driver? I never received such an error message but usually reinstallation the driver should work. You can download it here:
    http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com > Support & Downloads > Find an authorized service provider

    Good luck! :)

  3. Re: Satellite P200 - Webcam driver open fail
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    I agree… the new webcam driver/software installation might fix this issue.

  4. Re: Satellite P200 - Webcam driver open fail
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    Hi all

    I have the same problem..

    i have satellite A300 PSAG4E notebook.. and Windows 7 - 32 bit Operating system

    my webcam was working normally with Chicony software but suddenly this error occured !!

    " webcam driver open fail. please restart camera or computer "

    I had re-install the driver, re-install the software, but no any improvement

    when I searched in Toshiba drivers.. I couldn't find any webcam drivers for Widows 7 - 32 bit for my notebook model !!

    only drivers for Windows Vista are available

    Anyone had idea what to do ??

    Thanks all

  5. Re: Satellite P200 - Webcam driver open fail
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    Hi

    Download Vista webcam driver for Satellite A500. I have installed it on my Satellite A300 (Win7 32bit) and it works perfectly.

    It is version driver version 1.2.8.

  6. Re: Satellite P200 - Webcam driver open fail
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    Thanks Bro-

    I did and install vista webcam driver for A 500

    now the camera isdetected and shown that it's installed properly

    But when I lunched the software.. an error message came saying that the camera is being used by another program !!!

    " Device is locked by another application "

    When I try to use the webcam in yahoo messenger or Windows Live messenger.. it gives the same error : your cam is being used by another program, please check and then try again !!

    I don't now if this is the cause but I feel that this problem started when I have installed Yahoo Messenger

    Any Idea please ?!!

    Thanks Alot

  7. Re: Satellite P200 - Webcam driver open fail
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    Unfortunatly :(

    just now I restarted My notebook

    Again.. this messege came on :

    " webcam driver failed.. please restart applicationn or computer "

    What to do now ? :(

  8. Re: Satellite P200 - Webcam driver open fail
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    Disable webcam application in autostart and test functionality with Skype or MSN.

    Start > RUN > enter msconfig > startup tab > remove check mark in front of webcam application.
    Restart your notebook and check one more time if webcam is installed properly (device manager).

    Start MSN and check “setup audio and video devices”.

  9. Re: Satellite P200 - Webcam driver open fail
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    I have diabled the program in startup and restarted my notebook

    after I restarted the notebook.. no error message came on

    but when I checked in " Device Manager ", webcam wasn't shown to be installed !!!

    then I tried t rum the software .. again this message came :

    " Webcam driver failed, please restart application or computer "

    What is going on ?

    :(

  10. Re: Satellite P200 - Webcam driver open fail
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    >... but when I checked in " Device Manager ", webcam wasn't shown to be installed !!!
    What you can see in device manager?

  11. Re: Satellite P200 - Webcam driver open fail
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    so strange !!

    Now in the device manager. the webcam is shown installed properly !!!

    installed as " Chicony USB 2.0 webcam "

    but when I lunched the application.. again same message came : " device blocked by another application " !!

  12. Re: Satellite P200 - Webcam driver open fail
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    Hi

    Check this.

    [Built-in webcam may not respond after computer awakened from Sleep state|http://askiris.toshiba.com/ToshibaSupportSite/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=1924 621xml&sliceId=&dialogID=41219194&stateId=0%200%20 41217605]

    The error “Locked by another application” is described too.

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