Skype can't find my built-in webcam. The webcam doesn't work in other applications, either. I have the latest version of Skype. I have downloaded all the Windows updates. I downloaded the latest version of ArcSoft. Apparently other people have had this same issue, but I can't find any solid answers as to what will fix it. Thank you!
Go to the folder ArcSoft Webcam Suite and open Webcam companion 4
In Webcam companion, disconnect your webcam first, then try running Skype.
In Skype, Go to Tools >> Options >> Video Settings.
The camera, if Installed Properly, it will come up and show a video picture.
Save the changes.
I can't disconnect the webcam on Arcsoft because it doesn't recognize that there is a webcam in the first place (it thinks there is no webcam attached even though it is built into the laptop). Thanks.
Click Start, type devmgmt.msc and press enter.
Locate the web cam
Right click on the device and select uninstall
Also place a check mark beside the option “delete driver files for the device”
Uninstall addtional webcam software from Control Panel.
Restart your computer.
Install webcam driver directly downloaded from Vaio Website
To get to the driver downloads, in addition to after entering PCG-61611L, you will need to select the model (VPCEE41FDWI, VPCEE45FXWI, VPCEE46FX or VPCEE46FXWI) for your Sony notebook.
I couldn't find the webcam under the device manager. Is it just called webcam? I looked under all the different headings. I went ahead and downloaded the webcam driver anyways, and restarted, and it's still not working. Thanks for your help, though.
In Device Manager, Expand Imaging Devices.
I found that webcam cannot be disabled in BIOS on this system. Unfortunately, you have to buy an external webcam, or take your laptop to the computer shop for repair.