How to Turn On the Internal Camera on My Sony Vaio

by Melissa King
The Sony Vaio webcam lets you make video calls for work.

The Sony Vaio webcam lets you make video calls for work.

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Many newer Sony Vaio laptop computers feature a built-in webcam. This device can be used to record video and take pictures; it also lets you have "face-to-face" conversations with family and friends around the world. The webcam is turned on by default when the computer boots up, but you can turn it off if you wish. If you or someone else using your laptop turned the camera off, you can turn it back on with just a few clicks.

Step 1

Power on your Sony Vaio laptop and click on the Windows "Start" button.

Step 2

Click "All Programs." Scroll to the bottom of the screen and click on "Arcsoft Webcam Companion."

Step 3

Click the "Webcam Companion 3" option to turn the camera on.

Tip

  • If your camera still isn't working, you may need to update the camera drivers on your Vaio. Open a browser and navigate to the Sony website to download the latest drivers (see Resources). Select the model of your computer to obtain the correct drivers.

About the Author

Melissa King began writing in 2001. She spent three years writing for her local newspaper, "The Colt," writing editorials, news stories, product reviews and entertainment pieces. She is also the owner and operator of Howbert Freelance Writing. King holds an Associate of Arts in communications from Tarrant County College.

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