I have a Sony Vaio VGN-FE21M running Windows XP. In the last couple of weeks I noticed the integrated camera was not working when using skype - it said no camera was detected. I have since tried other applications (e.g. windows movie maker etc) and all same the same thing - no camera detected. As far as I know I had made no changes to the notebook although there may have been some automatic windows updates.
I've checked the device manager and there is no 'imaging' listed and there doesn't seem to be any other camera device under the other tabs (USB etc). I have done several restarts to no avail and have also tried to do a system restore but unfortunately this wouldn't work for me. I still have the original drivers on my C drive including a 'camera folder' but am unsure how to go about reinstalling these or even if it would fix the problem (sorry I'm getting beyond my knowledge at this point...).
Can anyone make any suggestions? Is this likely to be more of a hardware problem? Any help would be gratefully appreciated - especially if posted in nice simple easy to follow steps!!
Thanks very much,