You are comfortably settled down with the laptop in the hope to communicate with each other in Skype and it says webcam not available. Do not worry, as it still does not mean that your laptop needs repair. It’s possible that the webcam is disabled, and you just need to connect. It is very simple and does not require special skills and time.
You will need
- Laptop, webcam
1. First of all, check if the web camera. To do this, run the program that runs the webcam. Or run the test chambers directly from the client program. If after running the image on the screen does, and the menu items are not available, then you should connect the camera as a device.
2. Locate the key on your keyboard labeled Fn. Usually it is located on the left side of keyboard next to Ctrl. Pressing the Fn key allows you to use other function keys, with which you can manage devices. They are usually marked in blue and located in the top row of the keyboard. Using this key you can activate the web camera. Look carefully at the keyboard and find the icon of the webcam. Press the Fn key and while holding it, press the second button with the icon of the webcam. On the desktop displays a picture of the web camera with the words On. The camera is ready to work.
3. The same result can be achieved by regular means Windows. From the menu that appears after pressing the «start» button, select «control Panel», and in it find the «Administrative tools» and double-click it with the mouse. Look in the window labeled «computer Management» and open the console window. In the left pane, locate the snap-in «device Manager» and run it.
4. You will see a structured list of devices in the computer. Open the nested list under the icon «+» in the row «imaging Device». In this list you will see the name of your camera. Click on it right click and choose from the menu «Insert». Just press in the next window, click OK to confirm the inclusion. If you can not find in device Manager the icon for the web camera, you may need to reinstall the driver for the webcam.