Determine Whether the MSi Wind U100 Web Cam is On or Off
The MSi Wind U100 has a built-in web cam. But it's not always on. In fact, it's turned off by default. To turn it on you'll have to press Fn-F6. After installing Mac OS X, there is no on-screen indication to let you know if the webcam is on or off. But there is an easy way to determine that in Mac OS X.
To see the web cam, pull down the Apple menu. Select "About This Mac". Click the "More Info..." button. Click on "USB" that is under the "Hardware" category.
At this point, you will see a number of devices under the USB Device Tree. If the web cam is on, it'll show up in this list. If it is off, then it won't. When the web cam is on, you'll see the "BisonCam, NB Pro" under "USB High-Speed Bus" within the "USB Device Tree". The screen shot below shows that the web cam is on.
You can toggle the web cam on/off to see the difference. The USB Device Tree does not update in real-time. That means every time you toggle the web cam on/off, you'll have to refresh the list. You can do that by pressing Command-R.
please help me turn my webcam on
As indicated earlier, press Fn-F6 to toggle web cam on and off on the MSi Wind U100.
thank you so much for telling me how to get the webcam working i have been trying to get it to work since christmas so thank you............. :)
OMG!! Was this all I had to do? Fn+F6?!??!? OMG!! Thank you SO MUCH for this help! :) I have been struggling with this device many many months!
Now, I have an interesting situation. The F6 key on my MSI u100 is broken. Is there any other way to turn it on? Can I "fake" the keystroke somehow with software?
You'll need to get a replacement keyboard. See this thread: Replacement Keyboard for MSi Wind U100
thankk you soo much , you have helped greatly
Just found this list looking for cam use on Msi wind under Mac OsX 10.6.
is there a known driver to install?
What does it mean that it doesn't "show"?
do not know who u r but God bless u for help
Thanks a lot Chieh Cheng, you helped me as well to solve my problem with the activation of my camera.
Wow, all this time I just figured the webcam was broken somehow 'cause I got this thing used. Thank you so much! Why on earth would they do that?
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