Laptop webcam replacement London
DC Computer Repairs provides on-site services
for small businesses and home users in London
General webcam problems
Bellow are listed some of the most common laptop, Mac and PC external webcam problems.
Most of these problems can be fixed on-site, at your place in London at a time that is convenient.
- Laptop can not find the built in webcam during video calls
- Image is flickering or out of focus
- Picture is dark, grainy, blurry or mirrored
- Picture is missing or appears upside down
- Webcam freezes or programs crash when you start it
- Webcam not found or not detected errors
- Built in camera will not switch on or it comes on and off
- External USB webcam only works on certain devices
- General laptop camera application problems
- Issues with installing camera software and drivers
- Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 webcam issues
Quick fixes to common problems
Most solutions are quick and easy but many times it depends on how long it has been since the fault happened.
Our on-site computer repair services help to fix the problems at your place in London with as little downtime to you as possible.
- Signs of a faulty camera, damaged data cable or bad software
- Internal light sensor, controller board faults
- Hardware problems or misconfigured camera settings
- Camera installation and configuration
- Most likely it is a faulty camera
- Motherboard connection, data cable problems
- Damaged laptop camera
- External web camera troubleshooting
- Built in camera not working
- Laptop camera software installation or update to latest version
- Troubleshooting, compatibility check, repair and set up
Same day onsite computer repairs
General laptop camera problems
We all love to video chat on Skype. If your laptop's camera has stopped working we can help fix the problem quickly, at your place in London and if possible the same day.
As our customers already know we will always do our best to offer you the best repair options.
Very often the connection between the data cable connecting the camera to the motherboard becomes loose. Other times the data cable gets damaged after a few years of use or the in-built camera itself stops working.
We can asses, repair or replace any damaged parts inside your laptop including the camera or the camera cable and then check to make sure that everything is working as it should.
This is the age of video chatting and online video conferencing so there is no reason why your laptop webcam should be faulty or why you should not use an external USB camera if your laptop does not have an in-built one.
Machines will always be machines and software problems do not exist only in a perfect world so if you are having problems making Skype video calls or if you can not use your camera with your favorite recording software than give us a call and we will fix it for you in no time.
Windows drivers are programs that give details to a computer about what a device is, what it can do and how.
Many times old or damaged drivers and camera utilities have to be installed and updated in order to work properly.
External webcams have their own brand and operating system specific drivers and applications. This means that they function differently and so may require different drivers to perform at their best.
Even though the installation of a new driver is not a very complicated thing, the installation of the wrong driver can have very bad effects on your computer.
Wrong drivers can cause more problems with your laptop and you may end up having to pay more to fix it so always be careful what you install and especially where you download it from.
Because driver downloads are so common, nowadays the internet is awash with dodgy websites from where you can download all sorts of junk software, fake updating programs and infected files.
At home, when you are faced with webcam issues, you may try to troubleshoot the problem.
However, disassembling the screen assembly or diagnosing motherboard connection problems requires technical knowledge and if you are not careful you can cause other major problems with your laptop.
Most jobs can be done on-site, in London and we deal with all kinds of problems and fix laptops made by:
First of all you get a guarantee for any hardware repair, upgrade or replacement jobs that we do and second off all our work is not done until everything is tested, checked and working properlya and until your applications, settings and preferences meet your requirements.
Our knowledge of where to install the right drivers and software for your laptop's camera from, allows us to ensure the safety and well running of your computer as well as detecting and fixing any existing problems.
If you are having problems with the camera not working, bad picture quality or video conference chatting issues call us, we have a solution.
Like any other electronic components, built-in webcams are sensitive to physical shocks. Always take care not to slam the lid down when you are done using your laptop.
Installing camera drivers or any computer drivers nowadays can be risky because there are so many dodgy websites and scams.
Always take care where you download from, what you install and what gets installed during the set up.