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Orbicam and skype

When i first had skype the orbicam worked ok, now it keeps coming up with error, been into settings and skype options. still no go. I haveaspire5570awxmi. How do I get this going again?

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Try reinstalling the drivers. Skype regularly has updates, and these, along with windows updates, are great at messing up once working hardware. Unistall the device and any software, then re-install it. This normally works.

Posted on Dec 14, 2007

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The obvious thing is to upgrade the driver.. Have you tried that? Also when you say windows are searching..? I assume you mean you have reported the problem to Microsoft? If you have installed some new software, it may be caused by that.. Also you might try to fall back to an earlier restore point. That is always an option. It does seem as if the driver is fine, otherwise you would not be able to use it on Skype, which means it's probably related to Windows. I'd upgrade the driver or fallback to a previous restore point via Windows.. Let me know if you need further explanation..

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