Sony vgn-cr220e web cam wont work

 QuestExpert -
i just bought a used sony vgn-cr220e laptop and everything is working fine except the camera, if you check it from device manager, you see it as "sony visual communication camera vgp-vcc6" and it says the driver is working properly, my problem is I cant find any software to use with the camera to make it work, already downloaded some from sony and they install but you dont see the program...... please help!

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If you have bought your Sony Vaio VGN-CR220E with Vista and now you are installed Windows 7, your camera will not work.

follow these steps.

1. go to

2. at "Select your operating system" drop down menu, select "Microsoft Windows vista home premium"

3. Under the "sort files by type (optional)" select "Camera" from the drop down menu. Or you can directly expand the "Camera - 2 flies" from the list of "Results for VGN-CR220E".

4. download the "original sony visual communication camera VGP-VCC6 driver".

save the file on the desktop or temp folder and install it.

5. Go back to the "select your operating system" drop down menu, and select "Microsoft Windows 7" - whichever version you are using, basic or home premium etc.

6. under the "Sort files by type" select "camera" . or you can directly expand "camera - 2 files" from the list of results for VGN-CR220E as you did before on step 3.

7. Download those two files (Camera capture utility and Webcam companion". Save the files and install them.

Now you are all set. Restart and enjoy your camera :-)
Original Driver for Sony Vaio Camera:
if you still having problem after installing the software or drivers from Sony Vaio Website. and you are getting error when you try to open the installed Camera application:
Error WMIDX.DLL is missing from Windows\System32 folder.
or WMASF.DLL is missing
or DRMCLIEN.DLL file is missing
or someother .dll file is missing.

once you install the driver Camera Software from Sony Vaio's support site
download those missing .dll files from
you can search the .dll files from the right hand side Alphabetic list of .DLL.

not 100% sure about the security of these files but now my Built-in web cam has started working on Sony's software, skype, MSN etc,,

Agha Awais
hi, I too have a same problem but mine is sony vgn cr353 will these steps works for it
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hi there,

search it in program list and send a

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