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  • Reuse a HP WebCam 101 Aka 679257-330 Webcam Module As a Generic USB WebCam

    Hey, thank you very much that you took the time to answer! Really appreciate it.I did some testing in the morning today and I found the problem. I thought I post it here, so maybe it helps someone as well.I originally used a USB-cord that was no more working to charge my phone. And that was exactly the problem. With the multimeter I was able to find out, that the ground and +5V pins from the cable were shorted out. It probably melted the isolation inside the wire and created this short. That was also the reason for the computer-protection alert. So I swaped the cable with a new one and now it is working fine! :) Lesson learned, never buy really cheap cable from china. Some don't even had the datalines but were only suitable for charging and there are really thin wires with only a few stra…

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    Hey, thank you very much that you took the time to answer! Really appreciate it.I did some testing in the morning today and I found the problem. I thought I post it here, so maybe it helps someone as well.I originally used a USB-cord that was no more working to charge my phone. And that was exactly the problem. With the multimeter I was able to find out, that the ground and +5V pins from the cable were shorted out. It probably melted the isolation inside the wire and created this short. That was also the reason for the computer-protection alert. So I swaped the cable with a new one and now it is working fine! :) Lesson learned, never buy really cheap cable from china. Some don't even had the datalines but were only suitable for charging and there are really thin wires with only a few strands inside... That is probably the cause for the overload.Thanks a lot and I'm looking forward to other tutorials from you!

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  • Reuse a HP WebCam 101 Aka 679257-330 Webcam Module As a Generic USB WebCam

    Hey. Thanks for the tutorial.I tried to made it myself. With a bench powersupply everything seems ok regarding voltages. But if I plug it in my computer says it has turned off the usb port for protection because the device draws too much current. There seems to be a shortcircuit somewhere but I cant find out. Any ideas?

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