Why is my Sony VAIO laptop built-in Motion Eye webcam not working?
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I have a VAIO laptop which is a Windows 7 with a built-in Motion Eye webcam. My webcam was working fine, but then it suddenly stopped working.

Whenever I try to use the webcam, it will come up with a plain black screen. The little yellow/green light next to it is still lighting up, indicating that it is working, but it’s showing a plain black screen. I looked up my webcam settings and it said it is working correctly. Whatever I use: Webcam Companion 3, Skype, Windows Live Messenger, it will still not work. Please help, I need my webcam back.

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Answers (9)
  • abdullah

    my built in webcam is not working when i did windows 7 and it was windows xp

  • sreeju

    my web cam is not working sony vio vista i changed to windows 7 , pl suggest me to what to do.

  • retxela

    what’s happening in here we’re have the same problem…can anyone explain why?..please do so…we need help..

    • Lee

      My son’s seldom used Vaio’s webcam just went dark also, if it is pointed towards a light bulb there is a dim image. Did a driver update, an uninstall and re-install and checked the status in the properties tab, says it is working properly. I kind of think the camera just took a dump.

  • Sumaiya

    try updating your driver..
    computer>system properties>device manager>imaging devices(or similar)>your camera driver..now click on driver then update driver..
    that should do it

    • Enjoli

      HI I tried this and it seached but didnt find anything. Do you have any more tips?

  • yas

    I got a similar problem. My computer cannot find the camera at ALL! It disappeared. 

  • renz

    also me my camera is not working i dnu wat happen

  • Ihdiohf

    oh no mine is doing the same thing :( i dont know why