AH530 Webcam Turn On?

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AH530 Webcam Turn On?

Postby frustrated dad » Mon Jan 09, 2012 15:30

Hello everyone, I bought mu son a Lifebook AH530 for Christmas.
It has a webcam installed, and is running Cyberlink Youcam software, pre-installed.

Whenever he opens the webcam, he gets a message that he needs to turn the webcam on first.

How does he do this? There is nothing in the manual, we have taken it back to Comet and they do not know.

There must be a shortcut somewhere to turn it on.

My apologies if this is a stupid question but my son is quite upset and this is my last resort.

Thanks

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Re: AH530 Webcam Turn On?

Postby benziner » Mon Jan 09, 2012 16:41

Hello,

activate the webcam in bios.
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Re: AH530 Webcam Turn On?

Postby frustrated dad » Mon Jan 09, 2012 16:46

Thanks, but how do I activate the webcam in the Bios?

I thought you should stay away from Bios unless you knew what you were doing.....I dont!

Thanks

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Re: AH530 Webcam Turn On?

Postby benziner » Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:00

Read the manuel page 62-63.

Starting the BIOS Setup Utility
► Reboot the notebook (switch off/on or reboot the operating system).
BIOSSetupUtility
The following or a similar display appears on the screen at start-up:
<F2> BIOS Setup <F12> Boot Menu
► Press the function key F2 .
► If a password has been assigned, enter the password and press the Enter key.
If you have forgotten the password, contact your system administrator
or contact our customer service centre.
The BIOS Setup Utility starts.

Operating BIOS Setup Utility
The F1 key to display help on the operation of BIOS Setup Utility. The description
of the individual settings is shown in the right-hand window of the BIOS Setup Utility.
With the F9 key you can load the default settings of the BIOS Setup Utility.
► Use the cursor keys ← or → to select the menu you wish to access to make changes (for webcam select the menu advanced).
The menu is displayed on the screen.
3 bios build in devices 2.jpg
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► Select the option you want to change with the cursor keys ↑ or ↓ .
► Press the Enter key.
► Press the ESC key to exit the selected menu.
► For future reference, make a note of the changes you have made (for example, in this manual).

Exiting BIOS Setup Utility
You need to select the desired option in the Exit menu and activate it by pressing the Enter key:
Exit Saving Changes - save changes and exit BIOS Setup Utility
► To save the current menu settings and exit the BIOS Setup Utility, select Exit Saving Changes and Yes.
The notebook is rebooted and the new settings come into effect.
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Re: AH530 Webcam Turn On?

Postby loop » Sun Sep 22, 2013 22:57

Having the same problem with no access to the webcam, however the BIOS in this AH530 is almost completely different.

The first two lines are the same:
Serial ATA
AHCI Configuration

then all different:
<blank line>
Multi Core
<blank line>
Wake Up on LAN
<blank line>
Fan Control

missing:
Bluetooth
LAN
Wireless LAN
WWAN
Internal Camera
SD Card

BIOS is 1.19, the latest version available.

What gives Fujitsu?

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Re: AH530 Webcam Turn On?

Postby sabrex » Mon Sep 23, 2013 16:11

i dont think there ever was an option in bios for the cam. Its activated by the s.w
(usually called youcam) plus obviously the driver which should be listed in Device manager so check your drivers are installed by running Deskupdate from fujitsu web - http://support.ts.fujitsu.com/Download
and webcam test tool here:
http://support.ts.fujitsu.com/Download/ShowDescription.asp?SoftwareGUID=2E8AF77C-4CA3-485A-A751-EB3B24E9775B&Info=FTS
after this if not working may be a hardware fault with the cam

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Re: AH530 Webcam Turn On?

Postby loop » Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:10

Thanks sabrex,

The webcamtest.exe program did nothing at all.

I do think it is a hardware fault with this webcam in this particular machine.

What confuses me is that benziner who posted before me has that photograph of the same BIOS with different options including internal camera, but maybe it is not a photograph from the BIOS of an AH530. Strange that he refers to the manual and at least implied he was referring to the AH530, since that is the title of this thread.

On the other hand I have no bluetooth or SD card dispalyed either and they work fine.

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Re: AH530 Webcam Turn On?

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