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Acer orbicam not working. device manager says it is ok . it is not listed in programs menu or windows explorer

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Delete your pictures. i had the same problem with my web cam after i deleted my pictures it started working again.

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How do I find my webcam program


Cyberlink Yowcam is what is installed usually. Hope that helps

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How to pin Device Manager to the Start menu


Device Manager is a handy Windows tool for managing and troubleshooting components and peripherals. There are several different ways to access the device manager, however each of them requires a few steps. For easier access, why not pin the Device Manager to your Start menu?

Pinning a program to your Start menu is a simple procedure -- just right click on the file name or icon and select "Pin to Start menu." However, the Device Manager is typically accessed from inside another window (usually either the System Properties screen or the Computer Management console), and you can't pin it to the Start menu from there.

In Windows Vista, you can hunt down the Device Manager using the Search bar (just type "device" or "device manager" into the Search bar) and right click it from there to pin it. In Windows XP, the process is a little more involved -- you can follow the same steps as for Vista, but XP's search feature takes much longer to find files than Vista's does, so you'll be waiting at least a minute or two. By the time the system finds the Device Manager, you could have already been done with the whole thing.

To find the Device Manager file in Windows XP, open up Windows Explorer (Start > All Programs > Accessories > Windows Explorer). Click the plus sign (+) next to My Computer, then navigate to C:, then Windows, then System32. In the System32 folder, find a file called "devmgmt.msc" -- this is the Device Manager. Right click on it and then select "Pin to Start menu."

on Jul 02, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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How to turn on the web cam


make sure the webcam is installed and detected ..(not disabled ) To do so ,,get into the device manager by right click on eh computer icon ..and select properties ..than select device manager ..In there look for the image devices..and locate the web cam ..It should be present by name and in plane black text ..If it got a yellow mark on it ..it means it has no driver and the reinstalling is necessary ,
In this case run the driver from the driver disk that came with the computer . or take a look in the recovery area (partition ) if it has a driver sector and engage it from there..or just download teh driver from teh support site and run it into computer ..
before getting to reinstalling the camera you should try to click right on it in device manager ..and select to enable if it is disabled..than select the update driver ..and let it get its driver automatically cause it should still have it in the system ..if it loads OK ..just restart it ..and enjoy ..The capture should work with the features in the parallel portal ..or if you start the am cap program in the all programs list ..
You should also have the camera in My computer folder and be able to take snaps from it ..
The main function of teh web camera is to send images on a instant messaging program ..so to check if it works try it in yahoo messenger or msn live ..or skype ..Always make a set-up of the devices (audio and video ) before starting a video call ..
Good luck ! and please rate my answer.

Jul 23, 2011 | Acer Aspire Z5700 PC Desktop

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I cannot start web cam in my laptop. and its also not seen in program menu. kindly help


when you double click on MY computer you can see the drives and also your web cam as usb video device if it is not there then click on start on task bar select control pannel-->select add or remove programs wait until window shows its components check there ,wether the web cam driver is present in the list or not.if it is not in the list then instal the webcam driver and youcan see the usb video device in my computer
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Feb 16, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I have a Dell 530 S Dell Inspiron. Its Webcam has stopped working. Any solutions


The very first step is of course to check your web cam connection. Most web cams use the USB port to connect to the PC, so check if your USB cable is properly plugged. For build-in web cams this steps does of course not apply. Many new laptops have a build-in web cam. Also try connecting your web cam directly to your PC instead of through a USB hub (if you are using one).

The next thing is to do is to check your Windows Device Manager and see if the hardware is recognized and installed properly.

It might be that the hardware is recognized as a camera, but the right drivers are not installed. The yellow explanation mark will indicate a problem.
Other devices in Windows XP device manager

If the device is not recognized in Windows XP, Right-click the device, and in the pop up menu select Update Driver Software. Then follow the instructions on screen, but make sure you allow Windows to search the web for updated drivers.

In case no driver for the web cam can be found, you can try a third party driver finding program that scans your PC for installed hardware and allows you to install missing drivers.

If this fails, the next step would be to un install the software that came with your web cam. Use the Add or Remove Programs feature in the Control Panel. If that does not work you can use a third party un installer.

After un installing the software, restart your PC and then reinstall the web cam software. In most cases this will solve the problems. Depending on the software, you might need to unplug your web cam during the software installation.If your problem is not fixed then you have to buy a new one.

Hope the above information will be helpful to you.
Thanks.

Oct 08, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 530 Desktop Computer

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Audio Driver for Acer System


There are 4 ways you can download and install audio drivers :

1.From Device Manager

(1).Click Start, type Device Manager in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
(2).In the Device Manager dialog box, expand Sound, video, and game controllers.
(3). Right-click the device, and click Scan for hardware changes.
You should see a message that a hardware device is being installed. Additionally, the uninstalled audio device is now present in Device Manager.
(4).Close the Device Manager dialog box, and then determine whether you can hear sound.

2.From the motherboard or installation CD - If your computer came with a motherboard CD, the audio drivers should be on the disk.

3. From manufacturer's website - If you don’t have the CD go to your computer manufactures web page to search for updated sound driver software. Read the instructions on the download pages carefully before installing.

4. Microsoft's Windows Update feature : If there are no updated sound drivers available, use Microsoft's Windows Update feature. Connect to the Internet and try the following items until Windows Update opens:

(1).Click Start, and then click Windows Update (if it is listed).
(2).Click Start, click Settings, and then click Windows Update (if it is listed).
(3).Click Start, click All Programs, and then click Windows Update (if it is listed).
(4).Go to Microsoft's Web site and click Windows Update from the Downloads menu.

Apr 22, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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I have an Acer Aspire 5610 and when i want to use the orbicam, there is message saying that orbicam is not found or is not working properly


Is it connected thorugh a USB port?
Go to Start > Control Panel > System and click on the Hardware tab, then the Device manager button. Check that you have Universal Serial Bus Controllers installed and that they are enabled.

If you don't have any or there is a problem with them go to Start > All Programs > Windows Update and follow the directions on the screen and install all the updates it says you need.

If that doesn't work - reinstall windows.

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My CineDash Media Console will not work anymore. The volume, stop, play, etc. does not work. Not with itunes anymore.


This is the way to get it to work!
Getting the CineDash Media Console and Launch Buttons working
If you have problems with either the CineDash Media Console or Launch buttons then you will be happy to hear that the solution for fixing these is easy!
The first thing that you will need to do is install the “Launch Manager” which can be downloaded off the Acer website. Go to www.acer.com and click the service support, then driver download. Go to your model. Download the Launch Manager here (hosted here) or go to the acer site and find it there. The filename should be “Kilimanjaro_v2.0.00_Vistax32×64_XPx32×64.zip” the version of Launch Manager under the Windows Vista operating system .This will get the Email, Web and Empowering Technology buttons working with their default settings. If you need to change what the buttons do, you can launch the application named “Launch Manager” in the start menu.
Uninstall any previous version of Launch Manager
The solution to my problem was to get the Launch Manager to run in compatibility mode for Windows Vista Service Pack 2.
Unzip. Explore the new folder and right-click Setup.exe.
To do this go to the Launch Manager Install directory (C:\Program Files\Launch Manager ), right-click on “setup.exe”, select the “troubleshoot compatibility” tab, check the “Troubleshoot program” check box and then click “The program worked in earlier versions of Windows but won’t install or run now”. Then select “Windows Vista Service Pack 2”. Then click “Start” program. Now everything should work properly! It will install. But don’t reboot yet!
Now locate and explore the freshly installed folder in your program files directory – (probably C:\Program Files (x86)\Launch Manager or C:\Program Files\Launch Manager depending on if you are running 64-bit or 32-bit)
right-click on “LManager.exe”, select the “troubleshoot compatibility” tab, check the “Troubleshoot program” check box and then click “The program worked in earlier versions of Windows but won’t install or run now”. Then select “Windows Vista Service Pack 2”. Then click “Start” program. Now everything should work properly! It will install.
Reboot and enjoy properly synced volume, and fully functioning buttons.

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Can't find my orbicom icon. I would like to use my web cam.


I'm assuming that it is installed... go to your C: drive Program files, look for a folder possibly named
orbicam or Acer OrbiCam. Look for a .exe suffix. Double click, if that works you can right click that exe and choose send to desktop (create shortcut)

Sep 24, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Hi I have just bought


Hi and thanks for replying. Originally it said orbicam has stopped working, then I lost the icon, went into device manager and got that back by clicking on the application. But it only has the camera function, and delete you can't do anything else with it.
I am using Vista home premium.
Thanks

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