Introduction: Rescue the Webcam From a Laptop

It's the same process of my precedent instructable "Rescue a Bluetooth from laptop"........

4 cable(black,red,withe,green) to connect on a old USB cable with male part......isolated and enjoy.......

windows search automatically all drivers but if you know the laptop,search the software on constructor website

and install it......

very good quality of image and all usage is possible.....(spy cam,surveillance,Skype,birdhouse........)......

The dimension is very small........big place to your inventive ....... :)

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CasperM5 (author)2016-06-03

Nice job... Now if only using the laptop screen was this easy...

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jaoroca (author)CasperM52017-07-23

Some guy on another post said you could use an arduino to make a controler, havent tried that yet.

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alby21europa (author)jaoroca2017-07-25

i dont use Arduino but i think possible....

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jaoroca (author)2017-07-23

Mine is an old camera from a hp, it had a touchscreen and I red somewhere that you could reuse the screen too, however my camera has 5 cables, any idea what to look for on a multimeter or how to wire them correctly?
Thanks for this very useful post

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alby21europa (author)jaoroca2017-07-25

if colors are like usb cable(black and red = negative and positive)
(green and white= data + and -) ceck on the web usb wires
not use a big black or wire without protection.
in other case cant help you,sorry....

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Irwind Kee made it! (author)2016-03-31

i put inside hi8 tape

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alby21europa (author)Irwind Kee2016-03-31

nice....like a spycam......

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Irwind Kee (author)alby21europa2016-03-31

Yup, i use as cctv for my office

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ketan11293 (author)2015-09-19

what about the pinouts ?

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alby21europa made it! (author)ketan112932015-09-19

connect the same colors wires! use a multimeter (electrical tester) if you have problems..... (on the web you have all about pin out USB and check your identification number on back the webcam for have datasheet......

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ketan11293 (author)alby21europa2015-09-20

Thanx Mate

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francisdsa (author)2014-10-21

Could you explain the pinouts please. The module has three pins while USB uses 4. One is ground second is power and third is?

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alby21europa (author)francisdsa2014-10-21

you needed 4 wires:red,black,green and withe(http://pinouts.ru/Slots/USB_pinout.shtml) to connect with a usb cable with the same type of colors..

check on internet the datasheet of the module

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shiv2132 (author)alby21europa2015-05-30

Hey, I have the same webcam as you do, could you let me know which drivers you used?

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alby21europa (author)shiv21322015-06-24

Hi.....i use windows 7 and with plug and play webcam.....it's a automatic

process.Alternatively,use all information back your webcam(model,serial number,manufactured) or using somes websites for automatic check drivers("all drivers",for example).

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zikzak1 (author)2014-10-20

Sweet!

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JR Tyner (author)2014-10-19

Wow, great idea to reuse them. I've got a broken laptop, so I'm going to try this. Thanks for sharing!

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alby21europa (author)JR Tyner2014-10-19

yw..... :)

send me a message if you needed .......

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