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Intergrated webcam not working

I bought a new acer aspire (it´s one of those mini laptops) this christmas. everything worked well until now. when i last tried chatting with a friend per webcam on skype i just couldn´t see the button for the webcam. i tried MSN ,facebook and even the picture tool on my computer. i tried going to the setting and i couldn´t find anything there either. can i solve it myself ,or do i have to go to the acer store to get it fixed?
please help me!!

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  • soso123 Feb 26, 2009

    okey well i have a problem cuz i don´t see a plus next to imaging devices :( can u decribe the symbols pleasee??

    thank you so much for helping me though

  • soso123 Mar 08, 2009

    well you see i tried looking for the camera and everything (an you know its one of those that are in the laptop so not installed or anything (just there right above the screen) and it doesnt say anywhere that i even have a webcam ,its as if it wouldn´t exist at all

  • soso123 Mar 08, 2009

    i think it is windows xp but i´m not sure :S

  • responsecomp May 11, 2010


    Is it running windows xp?\



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If it's not physically damaged you can fix it yourself. Could be a driver conflict, have you installed any new programs lately?

In your Start menu search, type "Device Manager". Open DM and click the + next to "Imaging Devices". Find your webcam and double click it. What does it say on the "General" tab for "Device Status"? You can go to the Driver tab and "Update Driver". Try letting Windows find the best driver for you. If it tells you that you already have the best driver installed, but it still won't work, try uninstalling the driver and updating it again.

Your webcam drivers can also be found on your recovery discs, and Acer's website.

Posted on Feb 26, 2009

  • Seabee Tim Feb 26, 2009

    If there's no plus next to "imaging devices" then you probably have to reinstall the webcam. Do you have your recovery discs? You can reinstall device drivers without doing a full system recovery.

    When you first open Device Manager, without clicking on any +, is there anything showing there with a ? If so, what?



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