I have a USB webcam (actually an Eachine ROTG01 FPV reciever but it presents itself as a generic USB webcam) that when I connect to my Windows 10 tower does absolutely nothing - no new devices are detected at all, never-mind being unrecognized. When I plug it in to my Windows 10 laptop, it works fine and is detected as a USB2.0 camera. When I connect it to a raspberry Pi it does the same, but my tower fails to even detect a USB device has been plugged in. What could possibly cause such a strange issue?

For what it's worth, I have tried both the front panel and motherboard USB connectors and I have unplugged a port with a currently working device in it and replaced it with this camera, still completely undetected as being plugged in.

  • Is it this model? According to the specs, it's only designed to work with Android devices. What operating systems are your tower and laptop running? – freginold Jan 19 '18 at 17:49
  • Please edit the question to limit it to a specific problem with enough detail to identify an adequate answer – Ramhound Jan 19 '18 at 17:59
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    @freginold yes, but its effectively just a generic USB webcam. The tower is Windows 10 and the laptop is Windows 10. There are a lot of videos online of people viewing this through webcam software on windows, even the built-in camera app. I think this is something specific to the tower... – James Trotter Jan 19 '18 at 18:00
  • How do you connect your receiver to "my Windows tower"? And to "my Windows laptop"? Details of the cables please. – Ale..chenski Jan 19 '18 at 19:04
  • @AliChen It's just a USB connection.. Like a standard USB webcam... as described. Ignore the fact that it does not look like a standard webcam. For all intents and purposes it presents itself via usb as a generic USB2.0 webcam. – James Trotter Jan 20 '18 at 12:31

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