My webcam is displaying an image, but it is as if one were looking through the eyes of a legally blind person. if it is pointed anywhere near light, there is just a white ball of light, and if covered, the image turns black. it is an older cam, a 3com HomeConnect, and i've just recently connected it to my new comp, installed the drivers and tried to use it after about 2 years of non-use. could the thing just be busted inside? Thank you so much for your time and consideration of this problem. -Stephen
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Is the webcam driver installed in the Device Manager under Imaging
Device? Click Start/Control Panel then look for System or System and
Performance. Open it and look for the Device Manager. It might be under
hardware depending on your operating system. Once you have the Device
Manager open look for Imaging Device. If you see it click the + sign
next to Imaging Device to expand it to see the webcam. Make sure it says
it is working properly.
If you don't see it under Imaging Device then you need to go to the manufacturers website and download the webcam drivers.
and got to www.google.com In the google search box type: "Acer
Support" (without the quotes and put your manufacturer name before Support).
Look for downloads and drivers. Enter your model number and operating
system when requested. Download and install the Webcam drivers.
Maybe it is installed but you don't know how to
start the webcam. There are not buttons or switches to make it start.
It is driven by the application software program.
You have to open the webcam software to activate or start
the webcam. There is no button to push or switch to turn on. The
webcam software is somewhere in the program list. Click Start/Programs then
search for any reference to webcam or camera. Sometimes the webcam might
be inside one of the manufacturers folders in the program list so search the
folders for it. Some manufacturers have something like Entertainment
Experience that will open and show all the entertainment devices such as the
dvd drive, webcam, media player, etc. if you see it click it to launch it
then click on the webcam or camera icon.
Try using ManyCam
can always download Manycam and install it. Go to www.google.com and in
the search box type: "download.cnet.com" (without the quotes).
Click on the link to go to the site. When the site opens look down on the
left and you will see a gray area that says Find Software. Type
"Manycam" (without the quotes) in the white search area then hit the
search mirror. When it brings back your results look for the one that
says ManyCam Virtual Webcam. Down load it and install it. Make sure
you remove the check box on any junky programs it would like to install. You
only want to install ManyCam, no additions whatsoever during the install.
ManyCam is totally FREE and easy to use, and you will always know where your
webcam software is.
Right click My Computer and select Properties. Click on the Hardware tab, then click on Device Manager. Expand out the Imaging devices. If Acer Crystal Eye webcam is not listed, proceed to Acer's website to download the drivers for the webcam specific to your Acer's make/model.
If Acer Crystal Eye webcam is listed, double click on the Acer Crystal Eye webcam listing. This opens a properties box. Check that the Device usage is set to "Use this device (enable)." Select the Driver tab to check on the driver's status. Choose to update the driver. This might fix it. If not, return to the General tab and click the Troubleshoot button.
Hi, there should be a software for your webcam on that computer to use the webcam and from there you can look and go to the webcam settings and change the output image that it would show everytime you use your webcam. Hope this help
Go to Device Manager and open up Universal Serial Bus controllers and you should see USB Unknown Device. Right click on the USB Unknown Device and click on Uninstall. Shut down the Aspire One PC. Unplug the power adapter to the PC. Remove the battery at the back of the PC. Wait 1 minute.
Put back the battery. Plug the power adapter. Turn ON the Acer Aspire One pc. It should automatically detect the Acer Webcam and it will be listed in the Imaging Devices at the Device Manager. :) yay
If you go to your start menu, look for a programme called 'acer crystal eye webcam' and that will bring up your webcam programme.
It is not in the folder 'Acer crystal eye webcam' though, just 'Crystal eye webcam'.
The clearest connection for webcam is not Yahoo, it's Windows live messanger--I'd definitely give it a try. you can get your Acer webcam (which actually is a logitech) working in two ways: bizarrely, sometimes you need to move all your photos to a new folder, leaving the original empty. if that doesn't work, try
reinstalling the original webcam sofware as follows: actually, first go to
control panel, then check out device
manager to see if you have any nasty big checks. If imaging devices has
a big check, try reinstalling the driver there. If that doesn't fixya,
click on Start, then Acer Empowering Technology, then Acer E-Recovery,
choose Restore Apps and Drivers at the bottom of Restore tab. It will
extract; then click Install for Vista or (XP) on the left - click
Drivers - Camera or CCD - on the right side of the screen for your
which you saw in device manager. you and your friends should set up Live Messanger per their directions--much clearere images, as i said. Please let me know if that doesnt do
Download the latest driver for the crystal eye webcam from the acer site, install the driver (will not work yet) then go to device manager and image devices, right click and scan for new hardware devices and then widnows vista will pop up saying installing the cam. Thats it. Worked for me.