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vicky81

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Registered: 10/07/08
How do i reinstall built in webcam on Equium L350?
Posted: 10-Jul-2008 19:43
 
Hi all,

I'm hoping someone is going to be able to help me with this:

I keep geting an error message with a miss componant on it telling me to reinstall my built in webcam but i don't know how and i can't find anything on the Toshiba website?
All drivers software are up todate.
Its driving me nuts now. I'm using Windows Vista and laptop is a EQUIUM L350.

SO GREATFUL IF SOME1 CAN HELP ME OUT!!!
Beef-Police

Posts: 61
Registered: 02/07/08
Re: How do i reinstall built in webcam on Equium L350?
Posted: 11-Jul-2008 10:27   in response to: vicky81 in response to: vicky81
 
A lot of this wecam issues are solved by installing the latest Service Pack for Windows Vista, SP1.

And keep a check on your Vista updates. Always install the recent ones.
By the way, when do you get this message, I mean, is it caused by a specific program or is it a standard windows pop-up?
vicky1981

Posts: 6
Registered: 11/07/08
Re: How do i reinstall built in webcam on Equium L350?
Posted: 11-Jul-2008 13:57   in response to: Beef-Police in response to: Beef-Police
 
HI, thanks for reply!

All my updates are r installed i did this yesterday and just double checked that r.

i get this error message every time i switch my laptop on so its a standard windows pop up, this is what it says : Miss Component.'CEC_MAIN.exe' Please reinstall this programe!

I cant find nothing on toshibas website! some 1 on another website told me to down load the software drivers but i dont know where to find these and which ones they r, and if they are zip folders then im well and truely stuck, im not brill on a pc but im ok, i can follow simple instructions!

do u or anyone know what to next? i really want my webcam working!!!!!!

REGARDS from a very desperate person (LOL) x
Eldorado

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Registered: 19/09/05
Re: How do i reinstall built in webcam on Equium L350?
Posted: 11-Jul-2008 14:16   in response to: vicky1981 in response to: vicky1981
 
Hi Victoria (by the way, nice name ;) )

I would recommend you to remove the old webcam driver from the Vista OS.
Then visit the Toshiba European driver page (http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com -> Support & Download -> Download Drivers) choose your notebook model and download the Chicony webcam driver.
Then reinstall it.

I don’t know why you’ve got such webcam issues but mostly an new driver reinstallation would fix it.

vicky1981

Posts: 6
Registered: 11/07/08
Re: How do i reinstall built in webcam on Equium L350?
Posted: 11-Jul-2008 14:27   in response to: Eldorado in response to: Eldorado
 
Well thankyou!.lol

ok, i need idiot proof instructions...lol how do i remove the old webcam driver from vista OS? and what is vista OS?...lol u lot must think im so thick!!!

step by step instruction would be very greatful if u have the time to spare for me! x
Eldorado

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Re: How do i reinstall built in webcam on Equium L350?
Posted: 11-Jul-2008 14:38   in response to: vicky1981 in response to: vicky1981
 
Well Vik… seems you are completely a newbie ;)

Vista OS (Operating system) this is the “thing” which was installed on your notebook (or maybe it’s Windows XP??)

If Vista was installed then you can remove the “old” webcam driver (software) using these steps;

  • go to control panel -> programs & functions
  • now you will get a list of installed software.
  • choose the webcam software (camera assist software)
  • choose remove or change
  • and then “remove program”

After this short procedure reboot the notebook.
Download the webcam software (driver) as mentioned in my first posting, unzip it and install it again.
vicky81

Posts: 5
Registered: 10/07/08
Re: How do i reinstall built in webcam on Equium L350?
Posted: 11-Jul-2008 14:39   in response to: vicky1981 in response to: vicky1981
 
Ive just looked at the link u sent me and noticed the downloads for drivers are zip folders, i dont know how to do these???? LOL
Eldorado

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Re: How do i reinstall built in webcam on Equium L350?
Posted: 11-Jul-2008 14:41   in response to: vicky81 in response to: vicky81
 
You need 3rd party applications like WinRAR or WinZip to unpack the zipped folders.
Google simply!!! Then you will find answers for most of your “common” questions ;)
vicky81

Posts: 5
Registered: 10/07/08
Re: How do i reinstall built in webcam on Equium L350?
Posted: 11-Jul-2008 14:45   in response to: Eldorado in response to: Eldorado
 
ok thanks im gonna try all this tonight!!!

i will keep u posted, please keep coming back and checking post, i may still need ur assistance...lol but thanks for ur help so far!!! i just hope it works.... x
vicky1981

Posts: 6
Registered: 11/07/08
Re: How do i reinstall built in webcam on Equium L350?
Posted: 11-Jul-2008 16:22   in response to: vicky81 in response to: vicky81
 
OK, ive tried to remove old cam driver but an error message comes up, heres what it says: The following error occurred on the file 'C:\Program files\camera assisstant software for Toshiba\CEC_MAIN.EXE'.
Access is denied.
(0x5)

Whats going on??? ive never come across this problem before! Any Answers???? PURRRLEASE
Eldorado

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Registered: 19/09/05
Re: How do i reinstall built in webcam on Equium L350?
Posted: 11-Jul-2008 16:42   in response to: vicky1981 in response to: vicky1981
 
To remove any of the applications you have to be logged as ADMIN or your user account should have admin rights.

But please disable firstly the webcam software which might be running in the background. In the task bar you could see the webcam software.
Make a right click and choose “close”.

Last but not least you could try to reinstall the webcam software without an additional software removing.
vicky1981

Posts: 6
Registered: 11/07/08
Re: How do i reinstall built in webcam on Equium L350?
Posted: 11-Jul-2008 17:23   in response to: Eldorado in response to: Eldorado
 
My webcam isnt showing in the task bar, thats another problem i have, it was there one minute then wasnt the next? but anyway i disable the webcam thru device manager, tried to remove once again but same error came up-the only other thing i havent tried is logging on as admin or my user account having admin rights-im not to sure how to do this? Can anyone help me out any further?
vicky1981

Posts: 6
Registered: 11/07/08
Re: How do i reinstall built in webcam on Equium L350?
Posted: 12-Jul-2008 16:05   in response to: vicky1981 in response to: vicky1981
 
has everyone given up on me now?...lol

well theres news, i dont get the error message any more (not sure y or what ive done) shall i try and find the software now and see if that works?
irene0824

Posts: 1
Registered: 13/08/08
Re: How do i reinstall built in webcam on Equium L350?
Posted: 13-Aug-2008 07:39   in response to: vicky1981 in response to: vicky1981
 
hi vicky, my laptop also having this problem after I install Kaspersky Software yesterday. I check and found that it's because the Kaspersky block the application of camera application. Thus, it's pop up the message to reinstall the camera application.

How I solve this problem? I just go to the Kaspersky Settings(forget which part already), drag the "C_Main.exe"(Should be this file name....also cant remember well) file from untrusted resourse to lower xxxx folder(I forget the name also)....=p Then the webcam n camera application can be open after that. =)

You try 1st whether is that work for your laptop. Now I am at office and did not bring my laptop with me. If you still cannot solve then I go back check the detail then I get back to you after that. =)

Hope can help you on that....
vicky81

Posts: 5
Registered: 10/07/08
Re: How do i reinstall built in webcam on Equium L350?
Posted: 19-Aug-2008 21:18   in response to: irene0824 in response to: irene0824
 
Hi, thanks for replying i thought everyone had given up....

well what instructions u gave me i didnt understand...lol

can u get back to me with really simple step by step instuctions?

i tried to down load driver again and it wont even let me do that now!!!!

help please!!!!!!
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