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Acer Aspire One Webcam Issue

Hi everyone, i was hoping someone could help me out.
Basically what happens is, whenever i use my webcam on my aspire one, it starts to go darker and darker. The image still appears but the only way I can solve the problem (for about 2 seconds) is to place my thumb over the cam itself, and then suddenly it goes bright again. then starts to get darker and darker gradually . It takes about 3 to 5 seconds to become almost impossible to see anything. I have updated the drivers and everything but i still cant find a solution to this problem. Also it doesnt matter what application I am using the problem still occurs. For example if i try to use webcam on msn... the other person can see me for a few seconds and then says thats its extremely dark :S

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  • azfar42 Jan 14, 2009

    im not really sure how to change the settings on the webcam to be honest. how to clarify... lets see. Ok I turn the webcam on, and there is sufficient amount of light around me, the image looks clear and fine. But after a few seconds, its almost as if the room goes dark gradually. The image darkens and its barely visible. Although the lighting in the room is untouched. Like I mentioned earlier, if I am to cover the cam itself with something for about 2 seconds and them remove it.. the image is once again clear and visible, then goes dark again after a few more seconds. Its very strange and im not sure how to explain in another way. Im not too bad with PC's but this problem eludes me completely

  • Anonymous Feb 04, 2009

    I dont even have this thing for a week... And appears to be a lemon already... It goes darker from the beginningand blueish also... No thumb solution...

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2009

    hi guys, i have some how removed my camera driivers and or something else, cause my cam does not appear in my computer nor in programs. how can i reinstall the it...i tird doing a factory restore but that never worked..please help

  • dingsen_98 May 07, 2009

    my friend who has an acer aspire one too, and her webcam works but, the image is cloudy/blurry.. i can make out the image, but as if there is a filter in from of the lens... the plastic cover has been removed, the stream of video is normal.. but the clarity is off.. how do i change this resulotion or any changes i can do?

  • Frank
    Frank May 11, 2010

    There is light sense in the webcam. it should equalized the lighting so it is not too dark or too bright.

    the webcam you have seems to have ability of controlling the sense.

    either you can take it in for repair (minimum half the price of a new webcam). or you can buy another one.

  • Atul Bamne
    Atul Bamne May 11, 2010

    Have you tried to change the resolution of your cam?



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