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The oiriginal Acer webcam was providied by the manufacturer as a software program to be used by microsoft! After the warranty expired, I installed windows 7 and the camera disappeared! What does that tell ya!
Reinstall the webcam driver. You can download it from here - http://www.laptop-software.com/acer-software/acer-aspire-5332-windows-vista-7-drivers/
If still the same issue exists, check "Device Manager" (to open Device Manager right click on the "My Computer" or "Computer" icon then click properties, then click the Hardware tab, then click Device Manager) the webcam should be under "Imaging Devices". If it is not listed or detected, that means there might be a problem with the driver not properly installed or there is a problem on the webcam itself.
Suggest this problem may be resolved by restoring the webcam's drivers
The acer aspire one has a hidden partition with installation files to restore
1. the operating system to its factory default
2. applications (selectable)
3. drivers (selectable)
1. click on start at bottom left of Taskbar
2. hover cursor over All Programs then Acer Empowering Technology
3. click on Acer eRecovery Management
4. click on Reinstall applications/drivers
5. go to the row for the webcam and click the install icon on the right
Check whether the Webcam is listed in Device manager Go to Start right click on computer click on manage , click on Device manager , In Device manager under imaging devices see whether there is webcam listed , if not install the webcam driver from www.support.acer.com, Check whether the Webcam Application is listed in All programs, if not Re-Install the Software from Acer Recovery manager Access Recovery Manager by going to All Programs ->Acer-> Acer Recovery manager -> Restore-> Restore Drivers and Applications , Select webcam software to Install
There is a utility bar that you can install that lets you change the default application folder:
** Note ** When the My Pictures or Pictures folder gets full, camera will not work - Cut and Paste all pictures in that
folder to another folder and restart Orbicam program.
If that does not work then do this:
Start - Programs - look for Acer Empowering Technology then Acer E-Recovery - The look at the bottom and you will
"Backup", "Burn disk" and Restore" choose Restore - choose Apps and Drivers at the bottom of Restore tab (it will say
extracting) - once extracted - click Install - click Vista or (XP) on the left - click Drivers - click Camera or CCD - on the
right side of the screen, then look for Bison driver or (or your model which can be found in device manager - control panel - system - device manager - Imaging devices) you have then click a phrase that has something like "Install now", follow on screen instructions. Then repeat steps above and instead of driver choose Bison (or your model which can be found in device manager - control panel - system - device manager - Imaging devices) Utility