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#1 MizduhRio

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 07:09 PM

When I plug in my webcam, it doesn't work. It beeps three times no matter what USB port I plug it into (I have two) and it just stays like that. I had a person try to help me out last year but no luck. ):

I used to be able to plug it in and have it work--no problem but after since I had Windows reinstalled, it doesn't work. I know the webcam works because I can use it for other computers and laptops. I'm pretty sure I'm missing something on this laptop. Other devices like the USB I use to store some files don't work either.

Help, please? Thank you.

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 07:40 PM

Sounds like you are missing some drivers.

Which Windows are you running? Make\model\type of PC?

Is it the same lap top you had asked about here? > http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/219460/usb-problem/

Edited by ThunderZ, 13 January 2010 - 07:44 PM.


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Posted 13 January 2010 - 08:13 PM

Oh, yeah.

The Windows is XP. The laptop is a Dell Latitude D600.

Yes.

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 08:36 PM

Since this is a fresh install of XP have you been to the Dell website and entered the requested information to view and download all necessary drivers?


Also, have you checked the web cams website for newer drivers?

Take not. Many USB devices want the software installed prior to plugging in the hardware.

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 09:01 PM

Okay, I just did the service tag thing and everything. It gave me a list of things to download but I don't know which one. Can I just download all of them? Will it affect my system if I download what I already might have?

I googled for the driver for the Microsoft Lifecam but I can't find it on a trusted site. There's one site that claims to have the driver for my Microsoft 1.4 Lifecam but I haven't tried it.

Oh, but this is a mass storage USB. Like 1gig. It works on every other computer when I plug it in but when I plug it into mine, it doesn't work. It gives me the same 3 beeping sounds I get with the webcam.

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 09:20 PM

Okay, I just did the service tag thing and everything. It gave me a list of things to download but I don't know which one. Can I just download all of them? Will it affect my system if I download what I already might have?


Those are all drivers and software that came with you original PC when it was brand new. Should hurt nothing to download and install all of them. In particular those labeled as drivers.



Once you have done that lets see if you camera and flash drive work.

Edited by ThunderZ, 13 January 2010 - 09:20 PM.


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Posted 13 January 2010 - 10:10 PM

Okay, so I did what you told me. I installed 16/17 of the things that came with this specific laptop. The one I didn't install wasn't a driver and the reason why I didn't install it was because this thing popped up with confusing stuff. It opened up a black window with white font and said:

Please select from the following options:
1. Make bootable diskettes.
2. Put the files on hard disk in the current directory.
3. Put the files on hard disk in another directory.
4. Quit.

I don't know what to do about this.

The webcam STILL doesn't work. There's a two lists that I picked from though. One list had downloads specifically for my laptop and another list had downloads for ALL D600 Latitudes.

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 10:32 PM

With no additional devices plugged into your PC go to Device manager and let`s see if there are any ? or ! being shown.

With additional devices plugged into your PC go to Device manager and let`s see if there are any ? or ! being shown.

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 11:27 PM

How do I get to Device Manager?

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 10:27 AM

Click Start, click Run, and then type devmgmt.msc.

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 10:33 PM

With no devices, there are no ! or ?

With the webcam, USB CAMERA has a !

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 11:10 PM

What is the model of the webcam?

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 11:12 PM

VX-1000

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 11:29 PM

You should be able to track down the latest driver for it here

Be aware that with many USB connected devices it is suggested to install the drivers\software first. Then you may be prompted at some point during the install to plug in the device. If not then wait until the software install is complete then plug in the webcam and see if Windows detects and installs it.

Edited by ThunderZ, 14 January 2010 - 11:57 PM.


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Posted 15 January 2010 - 01:18 AM

Okay, I installed it and waited for it to finish before I plugged the webcam in. I plugged it in when a window opened telling me to plug it in.

USB CAMERA still has a !

And my laptop still beeps 3 times when I plug it in.




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