Question about Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook
Abotu 50% of the time, when i have the webcam on , wether it is over messenger or orbicam the screen well turn blue with white line and the computer will just shut down.
anything to do to help it? its VERY annoying.
So I've been working on this problem for a year now. The tilting thing making the connect/disconnect noise was awful. This is what I found out. Took the damn thing apart. Turns out that the wires that connect the orbicam to the internal port (which is near the power button, underneathe) were FAULTY!
When I moved the wires even just slightly, it made the noise, but when I kept them still, and touched the connections, it was fine.
So I took the wires out completely, with both connectors, ordered a new set (industry standard), installed them, and I no longer have the problem.
It would appear that Acer used **** wires or didn't assemble them properly in the first place, because too many folks are having this problem. Even with the Orbicam ceasing to work after only a short time. I assume it's the same issue.
GOOD LUCK !!
Posted on Nov 27, 2008
** Note ** When the My Pictures or Pictures folder gets full, camera will not work - Cut and Paste all pictures in that
folder to another folder and restart Orbicam program.
If that does not work then do this:
Start - Programs - look for Acer Empowering Technology then Acer E-Recovery - The look at the bottom and you will
"Backup", "Burn disk" and Restore" choose Restore - choose Apps and Drivers at the bottom of Restore tab (it will say
extracting) - once extracted - click Install or Guides and Manuals if needing Orbicam instructions - click Vista or (XP) on the left - click Drivers - click Camera or CCD - on the
right side of the screen, then look for Bison driver or (or your model which can be found in device manager - control panel - system - device manager - Imaging devices) you have then click a phrase that has something like "Install now", follow on screen instructions. Then repeat steps above and instead of driver choose Bison (or your model which can be found in device manager - control panel - system - device manager - Imaging devices) Utility
Posted on Feb 02, 2008
To be honest it sounds as if its a driver issue
try looking for an up date for the cam driver then
see how it goes.
if you have any problems finding a driver then give me a shout or
if you would rather i get you it
post back on here
hope this helps !!
Posted on Nov 14, 2007
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