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Acer Aspire One Webcam Help

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by terrywuzhere, Dec 13, 2010.

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  1. terrywuzhere

    terrywuzhere Thread Starter

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    I got an old acer mini laptop form my mother while im waiting for my main laptop to be fixed and shipped but the laptop has a webcam but it doesn't work and the computer won't recognize it. I thought it was because there was no software for it but when i downloaded software the software won't open claiming there is no camera detectable. I tried using face book to see if it would pick up and where you set the flash settings it recognizes there is one there but it won't show up when okay is pressed. it operates on windows xp. any ideas whats up with it?
     
  2. aks88

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    go to start->run and then type devmgmt.msc. Do you see any yellow question mark?
     
  3. terrywuzhere

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    there is a yellow one in the menu bar of device management but there is not one under the actual devices
     
  4. aks88

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    what is written beside the question mark?

    Is it unknown device or does it specify the hardware?
    If it specifies your cam hardware then directly right click it and then install the driver using XP itself.
    You don't require to install the driver provided by acer.
     
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