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I just got my new HP DV7 6135dx about a week after it came out and when I was playing around with the webcam a few days after, it worked great.

But then all of a sudden it went dark. Not black, but just very dark. I have tried

  • uninstalling and reinstalling the webcam through the device manager
  • rebooting multiple times
  • alternative webcam software to the one HP has pre-installed (Cyberlink YouCam) thinking I might have tweaked a wrong setting in there

but I was still getting the same dark picture. Is there anything I can try to do before I take it down to Best Buy and have geeksquad take a look at it?

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try this, i had the same problem and it fixed mine :) youtube.com/watch?v=lquWomWd3d4 –  user126753 Apr 5 '12 at 13:59

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