Vista doesn't recognise built-in webcam on Sony Vaio

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Robin, Jul 22, 2007.

  1. Robin

    Robin Guest

    I have a Sony Vaio VGN-SZ2XP/C which was designed for XP but 'Vista Ready'.
    Vista runs very well on it, but it fails to recognise an in-built webcam that
    I have on the machine. This worked fine in XP but under Vista, it's as if
    it's not there. Is there a way I can get Vista to recognise the webcam? I
    have Vista Ultimate.
    Robin, Jul 22, 2007
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  2. Robin

    freddy Guest


    Check the Sony website for the correct Vista compatible drivers for the
    webcam in your Vaio computer. If found download and install them. If no
    drivers are provided there, contact Sony for information about this.
    freddy, Jul 22, 2007
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  3. Robin

    Robin Guest

    Thanks Freddy but I already tried the Sony website. There is a driver there
    for "camera" and I tried that but nothing new happened. Also, there is no
    point contacting Sony because I remember them telling me they won't help if
    you installed Vista. They only help you if the machine is in the state it was
    when you bought it, i.e. XP.

    Can anyone help?
    Robin, Jul 23, 2007
  4. Are there Sony help groups - similar to this one? There may be other Sony
    owners who have found out how to solve for this.



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    Richard Urban, Jul 23, 2007
  5. Robin

    itpcsvc Guest

    Hello Robin,

    I have the opposite proble- vgn-tz150N downgraded to Win XP from Vista Biz;
    it came with Sony Visual Communication Camera PCG-VCC7 and I can not find the
    drivers anywhere for Win XP. Do you happen to know what drivers came with
    yours??. Maybe with can trade Drivers!!!

    itpcsvc, Aug 17, 2007
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