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    Hello,

    I just wanted some advice. I have a HP Pavilion laptop, it has windows 8.1 on it.

    When I first got it the webcam was working completely fine. Now randomly for some reason when I click the camera icon on the screen it just says ''to get started connect a camera''. It doesn't work on skype or FB and it's really starting to annoy me!

    Does anyone have any ideas, I'm not too great with computers!

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    Open Control Panel, then click Device Manager, then expand Imaging Devices. Right click the webcam from the list (assuming it's there, otherwise you've got a bigger problem) and click Update Driver Software. Also try clicking Disable and then Enable.
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    (Original post by benplumley)
    Open Control Panel, then click Device Manager, then expand Imaging Devices. Right click the webcam from the list (assuming it's there, otherwise you've got a bigger problem) and click Update Driver Software. Also try clicking Disable and then Enable.
    Thanks.

    I've done what you said and it just says 'device software is up to date'

    When I open properties it say's this and i'm confused!!

    ''Currently, this hardware device is not connected to the computer. (Code 45)


    To fix this problem, reconnect this hardware device to the computer.''

    How do I do that :confused:
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    (Original post by benplumley)
    Open Control Panel, then click Device Manager, then expand Imaging Devices. Right click the webcam from the list (assuming it's there, otherwise you've got a bigger problem) and click Update Driver Software. Also try clicking Disable and then Enable.
    It worked, just had to restart my laptop!

    Thank you so much .
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    (Original post by Reeeeyah)
    It worked, just had to restart my laptop!

    Thank you so much .
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