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My HP laptop has a built in webcam. How do I turn it on

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My HP laptop has a built in webcam. How do I turn it on?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  Qin Xia replied 7 years ago.


I will help you on this.

Waht is the model of the HP laptop you have?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
hp pavilion dv6000
Expert:  Qin Xia replied 7 years ago.

Click Start, then click All programs, did you see a program called QuickPlay?

If not, continue to click HP, QuickPlay shoule be there.

This program will turn on the webcam and get it work
Expert:  Qin Xia replied 7 years ago.
Just recall, there is easy way:

1. Press the QuickPlay button, next to the Power button to open the QuickPlay application.

2. Double-click HP webcam in the Source column.

Edited by Qin Xia on 11/19/2009 at 12:51 AM EST
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

Good answer, Qin Xia, but I,ve everything in Sources, except a webcam icon. Or, I am looking for thr wrong thing?


Expert:  Qin Xia replied 7 years ago.

Sorry to reply you late. If you click the quickplay button (see below). What happen?

Customer: replied 7 years ago.

I get the menues for DVD, MUSIC VIDEOS,TV, KAREOKE, UPDATE and QP MENU. But nothing about the webcam. As luck would have it, though, today I got an IM message and clicking on the camera icon on the message activated my camera. So IT WORKS. I just need to learn how to use it.