Alice Smith

Why is my Sony VAIO laptop built-in Motion Eye webcam not working?

05 Apr 2012
Windows
Chrome 18
05 Apr 2012 | Windows | Chrome 18

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.