Sony Vaio PCG-TR5MP

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by abbs2002, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. abbs2002

    abbs2002 MDL Junior Member

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    Hi, I’m trying to fix a sony vaio PCG-TR5MP windows xp, the problem is the webcam is not working I have tried all the drivers I could find with no success, at first I was getting a white screen when operating the webcam, I though the webcam was faulty so I bought another and replaced the old one now I’m getting dark screen when the webcam is in operation but no image, I have also installed the driver from the Preinstalled Drivers Package for this model on sony website, when I try to use the webcam green light comes on but no image just black screen.tested with MSN same result, webcam is present on the device manager so what could be the problem?? Any ideas please?
     
  2. abbs2002

    abbs2002 MDL Junior Member

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    No there isn’t it says this device is working properly.
     
  3. abbs2002

    abbs2002 MDL Junior Member

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    I will have a go at restoring it and get back.
     
  4. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    boot linux live and see if it works there.
     
  5. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    #5 LatinMcG, Jan 30, 2013
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    to determine if hardware works and Vendor id and product id with lsusb (so he ca download driver)
    go troll someone else kiddie
     
  6. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    goof up ? troll troll troll u dope, gently down the stream.. (to the tune of Row row your boat)

    how did i goof up.. i asked him for something to see results.
    u on other hand have nothing to help with.
     
  7. abbs2002

    abbs2002 MDL Junior Member

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    Update!!
    I have tried the following, restored the laptop using the original disks that came with it and updated the drivers with the latest drivers from sony website tested the onld and new webcam still getting the same result, now I’m going to use the linux live usb to see if It gives me a different result.
     
  8. abbs2002

    abbs2002 MDL Junior Member

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    I have tried to boot from linux live USB but could not because the laptop’s bios does not have the option so I decided to install linux as a dual boot with the installed win xp but I’m not really familiar with linux operating system, I have looked at the hardware and drivers installed option (simillar to device manager in windows I think) but could not see the webcam so i decided to delete the ubuntu prtition and buy another webcam same make but different model it will fit into the webcam housing once that arrives and fix will report back.
     
  9. QuantumBug

    QuantumBug MDL Developer

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    @LatinMcG Kids, eh.

    Laptop webcam cables usually connect to the motherboard and travel with the LCDV cable through the lid hinges, maybe it has become slightly damaged.

    I knew mine was damaged on my personal laptop because when I'd move the lid it would cut out in the middle of a Skype conference. Upon replacing it with a slightly better one the issue was solved.
     
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  10. abbs2002

    abbs2002 MDL Junior Member

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    *I have tested the webcam with msn, sony vaio software and CyberLink YouCam.
    *I have tested the webcam with two different cables, both cables don’t look damaged.
    It has been known people that have used these models have experienced problems when webcam just stopped working, so i decided to buy another webcam same make but for a different model which will fit into the webcam shell hopefully that will sot out the problem.