Try to install the webcam driver.
Firstly access the device manager and uninstall the webcam driver.
Then download the latest webcam driver/software from the Toshiba driver page.
Unzip the package and install it again.
I am having the exact same problem on the same model. The drivers are not showing up in device manager at all and the webcam is still enabled in bios. I have taken it into the shop to have the webcam hard ware replaced they tested it in shop and it worked brought it back home the problem happens again.
I bought the P850 on the 3rd September - have done a a factory reset twice to confirm the USB and CD recoveries are working.
Had installed lots of business and home application and a game or 2 - did a complete drive backup with nero platinum and also a file backup with Pure2.0 on an external USB 1tb drive. Brilliant everything covered and Im really liking this machine.
Started skype - no webcam - check device manager no listing - checked program list no webcam application - wtf?
Tried 2 days to source something but every driver on the toshiba loaded ok but failed to initialise webcam. The hardware is not been seen - is it actually connected?
Also it should be noted that I upgrade the bios to 1.90 - just incase that could be the issue.
It’s really, really strange that webcam does not appear in device manager even if its enabled in BIOS.
For me this would mean that webcam is faulty because otherwise the webcam should be listed in device manager either as an webcam or unknown device…
Last option you could check is: system recovery.
In such case the notebook would be set back to factory settings… everything would be erased from the HDD and you will get the same state as at the first day of purchase…
If its not a hardware problem, the webcam should work after such recovery procedure!
I have done 3 factory reinstalls using a 32gb usb, the internal hidden partion and the 6 DVD set i created. It was to check every thing was OK with the recovery media - yes I know it overkill - but I want to be sure that I can get a working pc in short order.
I did not check the camera when I got the pc first but I update the bios because of the improvements noted in the distribution notes - so cant confirm whether it was working before the bios update.
Should I be getting in touch with toshiba to arrange a repair.
I'm having the same problem. Webcam didn't work out of the box. Doesn't show up in device manager. I tried a few different apps to try and select the webcam, but the only thing showing up in the list is an analog capture device.