To test the basic functionality of the webcam, use HP MediaSmart Webcam and follow the steps below. Click Start, enter Mediasmart, and click HP MediaSmart Webcam when it becomes available in the list. Once the application opens, you should see an image produced by the webcam. Click the Capture button to test the webcam's video quality.Why is my camera not working on my HP laptop?
Sometimes the HP laptop built-in webcam does not work. Most likely, it is not a hardware problem unless the built-in camera is broken. With most laptop computers,it is a problem with the webcam configuration or a device driver problem. To solve HP laptop built-in webcam configuration problem, check the settings of the webcam.How do you access the camera on a HP laptop?
To access the HP Camera program: Click Start, All Programs, HP, and select HP Camera from the resulting list. Or, if the HP Camera icon is displayed on the desktop, double-click HP Camera to start. When the program starts, the image from the webcam is displayed.How do you turn on webcam on HP laptop?
Click on the "Music Videos Pictures" icon in HP QuickPlay. HP Webcam will be available among the list of devices. Click on the "HP Webcam" button to turn it on. A light next to the webcam lens and an image will appear on the screen. Double-click the active webcam image to enlarge it to full-screen.