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WebCam Not recognised

Posted on 2010-09-10
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I recently purchased a Bush Webcam from Argos.  The model is 1.3MP DC-7120.

I have a Windows 7 Home Premium - 64 bit, 12 Gig ram, Intel Core i7 3.41 Ghz

The problem I have is that when I plug it into my USB slot, Windows doesn't find it. I have installed the drivers that came with it, and it finds it, but after a few minutes the device disconnects, and you can no longer see it in the Devices area. I have tried several different USB ports, that are working with other devices. It comes with AmCAP which is supposed to show the video, but when I load it, it just says "Sorry you have no video capture hardware"

So my question is, why did it work for a bit then not at all? I don't really want to have to take it back, but  I will if I cannot resolve. Any ideas?
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thakurdinesh earned 250 total points
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Make sure the web cam has Digitaly signed driver, Because windows 7 64 bit will not let any device work, that are not digitally signed. You can try this by restarting the PC and by pressing F8 at the start of boot and selecting the boot process by bypassing the signd certificates. And verify if that is the issue.
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by:Scofz
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I tried uninstalling, rebooting (with Webcam disconnected) then reinstalled, rebooted again, then plugged it in, and it is now showing the the Devices, but with an exclamation mark.

thakurdinesh I will try that now and report back, hold on
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I tried to find some stats on it but couldnt find much. it seems mikomi (other brand they sell) also have a same model name.,

Regarding the doc you received does it say it is windows 7 compatible? it might be but might not be 64bit compatible but 32bit.
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by:rockiroads
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to prove the webcam works or not, can you try that on another pc/laptop? maybe a friend. neighbour or possibly at work.
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by:Scofz
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thakurdinesh - that did the trick, you sir, are a genius, thanks!
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