Tech Tips Home
The Best Tech Tips And Daily Deals
Newsletter On The Internet!

WorldStart Tech Tip And Store Search
Email: Password: Login Remember Me

Like what you see here? Subscribe to the Tech Tips newsletter!   Email: Subscribe

Turning On A Toshiba Satellite Webcam

Saturday, July 7th, 2012 by | Filed Under: Hardware & Peripherals

Kasey from Denver, CO writes:

I recently purchased a Toshiba Satellite A665D Laptop with a built in cam and speaker system (Windows 7). When I use Skype, my web camera no longer can be found, and doesn’t work. Neither does my built-in mic. Contacted Toshiba help: They say to download the software (web Camera App) and boot it up again. This didn’t help. What Am I Doing Wrong?

If your laptop’s webcam and built-in microphone were working previously for chatting with video programs like Skype, Ovoo, or Facebook video chat, but have since stopped functioning, the issue is likely caused by a simple software glitch that is easily resolved. The Toshiba Satellite A660 line of laptops includes a program installed by the manufacturer that lets you change webcam settings, such as brightness or contrast. This tool even gives you the option to disable the device completely, which prevents video programs from detecting your webcam. Fixing the problem is only a matter of accessing the software and turning the camera back on.

To navigate to the Toshiba webcam software, open the Windows 7 Start menu and click the “All Programs” button.

Opening the Start Menu

Scroll through the alphabetical list of program folders and open the folder labeled “Toshiba.”

The Toshiba Folder

To read the rest of this article, you must be a Premium Member.

Tags: ,

2 Responses to “Turning On A Toshiba Satellite Webcam”

  1. Lucy State says:

    Thanks Jim, Can’t wait to read the rest of the interview. Always thought Lombardi was AN interesting “character” but in your piece I’m starting to see that he’s a man WITH interesting character.I can now better understand his philosophy to the how’s and why’s he chooses draft picks and players he signs and trades for. Great stuff so far, keep it coming.

  2. Savannah says:

    I need to know how to get the webcam to work on my toshiba. It is no longer in the (all programs) section. How can i reinstall it?

Leave a Reply

Like these tips? Get them for FREE in your email!

WorldStart's Tech Tips Newsletter

  • Tech Tips Daily - Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

  • Tech Tips Weekly - If you don't want our Tech Tips newsletter every day, then sign up for this weekly newsletter to get the best information of the week. Sent on Fridays.

Other Newsletters

  • WorldStart's Daily Deals - Every week, we send out great deals in our Daily Deals newsletter. Many of these deals are exclusively for our Daily Deals newsletter subscribers and can't be found with our regular specials.

  • Just For Grins - Each issue includes a couple clean jokes, some funny quotes, and a hilarious reader's story. Newsletter is sent five days a week.

Enter Email Address:


Your e-mail address is safe with us!
We only use it to send you the newsletters you request. It is NEVER disclosed to a third party for any reason, ever! Plus, if you decided you don't like our newsletters (don't worry, you'll love them), unsubscribing is fast and easy.

Free Newsletter Signup

Tech Tips Daily

Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

Tech Tips Weekly

The week's best in tech and computer help. Get your issue sent to your email every Friday!

WorldStart's Daily Deals

The very best deals on the Internet! Get a new set of incredible sales every day of the week!

Just For Grins

Clean jokes, funny quotes, and hilarious comics. Sent 5 times a week straight to your email.


Love Worldstart? Refer A Friend!

WorldStart's Premium Membership

Tip Archive