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Acer Orbicam gone weird

When i use skype for video calling, the acer orbicam software window pops-up (the small window allowing you to edit the settings and stuff) and i have to exit the small window that pops up to continue with my current work, and it does this like 5 times in a row, each time im havin to click the cross! its even happend durin typing this out!

Any help?

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Rob

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Uninstall your skype form add/remove
restart pc and then reinstall.
Then you need to set up cam with skype
tools options
video settings make sure you click to enable skype
start video automatically when in a call
if you need more help just let me know

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The Acer OrbiCam is a built-in 1.3 megapixel webcam mounted at the top of certain Acer laptops. The webcam can record video clips and integrate with instant messaging software. If you are trying to use your Acer OrbiCam but it won't connect, the driver--a small software file that tells the webcam what to do--may be outdated. Acer provides webcam driver update pages for the Aspire 9300 and Aspire 5570 versions.

1.Go to the Acer 5570 or Acer 9300 Driver Download page (see Resources).
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4.Click "Save File > OK" and wait for it to download.
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6.Go back to the Acer Downloads page, and select "Acer OrbiCam Driver Bison Utility 1.0.0.13" from the drop-down menu.
7.Click on "Save File > OK" and wait for it to download. Double-click on the downloaded setup files to install the driver.
8.Restart the computer.

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Launching the Acer OrbiCam
To launch the Acer OrbiCam, double-click on the Acer OrbiCam logo in the
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OR
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Note: By default, all photos and videos are saved in the My
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These can be found here under the MS Windows Vista drop down menu:
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