How to solve a webcam prblem?

By Micro96 ·
I own a toshiba L500 laptop and offlate whenever i try to access the webcam, it displays this message 'Device locked by another application'. How do i unlock it and how do i find out which application it is?

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Go into the Device Manager

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to How to solve a webcam prb ...

And look at what it's Proprieties are. What has most likely happened here is that it has a conflict with other devices and you need to alter something.

Which OS do you have installed and have you installed the Web Cam Software and Drivers for that OS?


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by Micro96 In reply to How to solve a webcam prb ...

Am using Win 7. Initially it used to work but after a while of not using it, thats when it started bringing problems.

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Well then check for USB Conflicts

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to How to solve a webcam prb ...

But here it's very important to install the Driver and Associated Software as directed by the Web Cam Maker and you need the correct Driver & Software for your OS.

If you have a64 Bit Windows 7 OS you need the 64 Bit Drivers and Software not the 32 Bit Drivers and Software.

The same applies the other way as well if you have a 32 Bit OS you need the 32 Bit Drivers & Software not the 64 Bit Drivers and Software.

Also depending on which OS you actually have and the Web Cam in Question it may not be suitable for your OS so we need to know exactly what it is you have here.

If it worked in the Past it's also possible that a Windows Update Broke it so you should go to the Makers Web Site and see if they have any new Drivers/Software for your Web Cam keeping in mind that the correct Drivers for your OS is Very Important.


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