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I cant use my webcam on my aspire 1 netbook to speak to family overseas. I have been told that it has something to do with my operating system

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Video calling not be done


The Acer Aspire netbook line comes with a webcam built in to the display panel. This webcam can be used with any software that can access the webcam, such as a video chat program. The cam is in use only when the appropriate software is loaded, so it's not active at all times. The webcam drivers are installed in your netbook, so it should work with most software.

Install a third-party application, such as Skype or Yahoo! Messenger, that offers video chat features. Launch the video chat or messaging software. Select video chat or video calls from within the application to activate your Acer Aspire netbook camera. The camera should load automatically when you select the right option in your third-party software. The camera output displays on your screen and your chat partner's.
b>Click start control panel view devices and printers you should see your webcam from there if you are have trouble with your webcam Click start control panel administrative tools computer management device manager scroll down image devices you could see a yellow question mark? right click to reinstall drivers or update driver xp Click start right click on computer select properties device manager scroll to image devices expand right click to update driver in W7 http://download.cnet.com/2000-20_4.html on the home page you should see a search tab just type in what you are looking for IE: webcam name webcam driver you might have to try a few times to get it right software if you dont have the driver you will need to download one here rather doing a driver hunt which can take hours http://download.cnet.com/slimdrivers-free/3000-18513_4-75279940.html Windows XP/Vista/7/8 It might take some time being a freeware driver solution note: it will find all of your outdated drivers this is a free driver solutions This will automatically search for and find the correct driver you will have to update every driver individually once you update you might be asked whether you want to restart or make a system restore point click no to both of these then continue updating each driver free then restart once all of the drivers have been updated Some webcams and programs require additional software, although that should be installed with the webcam if things are right. But is does not harm to check if your Java, Flash and Quicktime software are installed and up to date. But certainly check your DirectX software, since all video applications, including webcams, use DirectX for video processing. Try downloading the latest DirectX version and install it (Windows XP: DirectX 9.0c - Windows Vista: DirectX 10). http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Which-version-of-DirectX-is-on-your-computer Hope this helps.

Dec 08, 2012 | Acer Aspire 5745-5425 Notebook

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How to activate the webcam


Easiest way to activate the webcam I've found, is not to try hunting for the driver, etc... it's usually pre-installed for laptops or netbooks with built-in cameras, best way is to download applications like Skype with video chat, install the software, and then test using Skype. That usually works.

Mar 28, 2011 | Acer Aspire One AOA150-1784 Netbook

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How do i use my web cam on msn on my aspire one netbook?


Here are the steps to use web cam on MSM:-
Log in to your account at the MSN Web site.
Locate the "Webcam" icon underneath your display picture.
Click the "Webcam" icon.
Select "Send My Webcam" to the person that you want to send your video to.
Wait for your chat partner to accept your Webcam invitation. Once he or she accepts it, your live video feed will begin.
Finish sending the video feed by clicking the "Webcam" icon once again.
Open the MSN Messenger program on your computer.

Show or Hide Your Webcam
Open MSN Messenger on your computer.
Click the "Tools" menu and then select "Options" from the drop-down list.
Locate the "Personal" link and click it with your mouse.
Find the "My Webcam" area and either select or de-select next to where it says "Allow Others to See That I Have a Webcam." This is handy for letting those in your chat list know whether you can have a video chat with them--whether or not they have Webcams.
Good luck, do rate the solution if got help

Dec 12, 2010 | Acer Aspire One Netbook 8.9" Notebook

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I'm trying to use my webcam on here to talk to people


You can activate your live webcam broadcast by making user Id in Skype. You can also do this with live video chat option on Google. Note that the PC you want to video chat is connected properly with your webcam.

Aug 01, 2010 | Acer Aspire One Netbook 8.9" Notebook

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Need assistant in using my acer crystal webcam. Im able to take still shots but dont know what to do to chat wiht family and friends


Skype carries onboard drivers for webcams, so install that, and configure the webcam in the skype settings.

Jul 07, 2010 | Acer Aspire One PC Notebook

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HOW DO I USE MY WEBCAM ON MY ACER ASPIRE ONE NETBOOK?


Certain models have are shipped with Acer Crystal Eye Webcam software which enables webcam at boot. I do nto know if it is installed in your netbook.
To test the webcam running Windows XP, follow the steps below:
  1. Go to Start, All Programs, then Windows Movie Maker.
  2. On the left side, click the link for Capture from video device.
  3. Select Next throughout the set up, making any file name changes or setting changes if desired.
  4. On the Capture Video screen, click on the Start Capture button
  5. You will see the video on the right with a time count up
  6. When you are done click the Finish button
  7. Click the play button on the video clip, or drag the clip to the Storyboard below.
If your webcam is not detected or if you are running Windows Vista click the link below.
The wesite has live chat support in case you get stuck
http://netbooks-us.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/86/related/1/kw/webcam/r_id/166

Jan 13, 2010 | Acer Aspire One AOD150-1920 Netbook

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I DOWNLOADED WEB CAME I CAN OPEN IT BUT I DONT KNOW HOW TO GET IT SO I CAN SPEAK TO FAMILY OVER SEA


If you are sure your webcam is working, then all you have to do is download Skype (free version) ..... your family overseas should downlaod it as well.

Then add your family to your contacts by searching for their Skype ID name. Then you can see if they are online and logged into Skype and double click their name and press the "Start video call" button.

Have fun!

http://www.skype.com/download/skype/windows/

Oct 02, 2009 | HP Webcam

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Webcam utility for live chatting with an overseas person


here is a link to the webcam driver for your laptop maybe this will help if installed

Click here

Aug 02, 2008 | HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook

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Hello i am from melbourne,Australia and i bought toshiba notebook satellite A200/sq serial no.28114574q from haevey norman at dated 08-06-08 for AUD 1300.00 but from very first day i am facing problem...


Hello sandeep

Since the problem here is compatiability issue. Suggestion: why dont you try other video chat programs. Skype is also good for video chatting and free to use. If all doesnt work you should consider asking for a replacement.

Best of luck

Jul 05, 2008 | Toshiba Computers & Internet

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