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My Spectre x360 webcam looks really bad

Q: My Spectre x360 webcam looks really bad

I just bought an hp spectre x360 today and my webcam looks really really bad, I've watch reviews of the computer online and the videos using the webcam look way better than mine does, could there be something wrong with my computer? Is there something I can do regarding the settings?

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A: My Spectre x360 webcam looks really bad

Hi @Tudela?,Thank you for visiting the HP Forums! A great place where you can find solutions for your issues with help from the community!I came across your post about the Notebook, and wanted to assist you! I have looked into your issue about your HP Spectre x360 and issues with the WebCam looking really bad. Here is a link to check your settings in the WebCam. It has a section inside the document for Quality issues. What program are you using?Please let me know how this goes.You can say thanks for trying to help by clicking the Thumbs Up below!.Thanks.
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A:Windows 7 cannot detect the built-in webcam on my Asus laptop

Was this laptop purchased with Windows 7 as the OS that was installed on it ? Or did it come with Windows Vista and you just wiped it out and put Windows 7 on yourself??
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A:Webcam not detected

List any Problem devices

Make sure devices are connected and powered on
Click Start->Run, enter: msinfo32. Click the + sign next to Components to expand it
Click Problem Devices. Anything appear?
If yes, click on it, Ctrl-A to select all, Ctrl-C to copy it, Ctrl-V to paste into next post
On the other hand, if no devices are listed, tell me so
Also download and run USBDeview
> Click Edit->Select All
> File->Save Selected Items
> Click the Save As Type pulldown and change it to Tab Delimited Text
> Save the .txt file to your Desktop and attach to your next post
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Ok I have an MSI GT70, did you try activating it via the toolbar at the top of the screen that comes on MSI laptops. It looks like a tiny paperclip at the top of the screen in the center, there should be once you open that toolbar up an option to activate the webcam.
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A:Webcam isn't detected/operating

Not to say that this is the Wrong place to put it, it is definitely a Laptop/Mobile computing issue, but not everyone knows Linux systems, I myself am not a Linux user and don't fully understand how to use it, so I will suggest posting the exact same stuff (Just copy the info and make a new thread) and post here:

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Back up your files to a DVD or flash drive and do a factory restore
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I have the same problem ... and I cant use it ??? why
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What is the exact brand and model # of your laptop?
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Not a cure, but try this link.
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A:HP 430 laptop webcam not detected

By default, Device Manager shows a device if it's connected and powered on.
> None of those hardware IDs are your web cam
> Look through Dev Manager under imaging device, USB devices and see if any "Other" device entries. Anything look like your cam? Any line item with a yellow icon (Other then the Ethernet and Network controller devices)

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Any CD come with it? If not, I'd suggest going to the manufacturers website of the webcam & get any updates for it.
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Labinot said:

When I sign in to messenger and start a video conversation there is a problem with sound. The people I am webcaming with can't hear me at all. However, at the beginning of the conversation they can hear me well but after a minute it stops.
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bokirey said:

i've been searching all over the web for the last 4 daysClick to expand...

Ever think to try the ASUS site?

Please install all the latest drivers and report back.
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hey kirei,

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posted to the wrong forum, a thousand pardons.
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PC web cams are cheap. Invest in one...
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kboldra said:

i went into device manager and tried that .Click to expand...

Tried what?

Honestly I'd suggest just calling up Dell support (Look in the pouch of information Alienware bundles with their machines). Alienware costs for a reason, and one thing that at least they don't try to get out of is supporting their hardware.

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Have you installed the drivers for the webcam?
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ryman19 said:

got a webcam from my family for christmas last year just geting around to setting it up its a web digital camera WX-5017 the cd wont work and the new hardrive wizard wont find it either im totally at a loss can anyone help?Click to expand...

1. So when you connect the USB port you hear the Windows "ding-dong" to indicate the hardware detects device connection?
2. What do you mean by the CD "doesn't work"?

Make sure the web cam is connected to USB port and powered on
Click Start->Run, enter: msinfo32. Click the + sign next to Components to expand it
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Hi HarlequinPuppet

I checked Toshiba's support site here

1. You might check for the downloads there also for your specific model
2. And as to your model, you'd need be more specifc as looks like there are 6 or so different Toshiba L500D models (note the STxxxx after each one)

Which exact model do you have? Also, try this, might reveal something

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Not sure if this page helps you, but try one of these drivers:
The ez388xp.exe seems to have helped others
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What is the model number and make of the webcam?
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You need to identify the specific model of camera OR just try a few drivers from the Ming Jong site (the 'M' series drivers).

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A:Decent Webcam?

Heres one that is really good if you have the money.
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Can someone help me ad send me the soft and the driver ?

Thank you very very much.

djio101 at yahoo . fr

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These are the downloads on the home site:
Please reply back, if one works, and which one

Also, normally posts here at TechSpot are done by hitting Reply, therefore remove your email, via Edit
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Hello everyone

Hello everyone, I'm kanakajoe, I'm new to this tech support forum, glad to meet you all.

Smile, it's contagioius...:>)
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All the drivers loaded ?
Also the bios is in this link too
Note 5100 is also 5200

Check Device Manager
Go to system -hardware - device manager in Control Panel
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The fastest and easiest way is to delete and reinstall the driver of the webcam.

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Return it and get something of a little better quality. I'm sure even if you got it installed you wouldn't be happy with it anyway. Get something like a Logitech PC camera
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