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My webcam for my acer aspire 5610-4179 is not working. It keeps saying that it is in use by another program and to close the program, but there is no other program open...please send me a response and fix it solution to enisejay@aol.com..thanks

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  • Anonymous Jan 29, 2008

    i have the same problem....when i click on the camera it says tht its in use by another programme,& i cant find any other prog....or sometimes it says tht the camera is unplugged

  • guistec Apr 16, 2008

    my carmera for my accer 5610 is not working. it says it is being used by a next program and i have no other program on, and sometimes i it on then the program comes on and shuts off



    if u can hel email me at guistec@hotmail.com



    Clarence

  • bella301 Apr 22, 2008

    My cam is not working on my Acer Aspire 5610Z.

  • kiko_28 Sep 09, 2008

    i have the same problem with jenilee ny webcam for my acer aspire 5610 is not working in messenger example yahoo messenger it shows only black. can you please send me the solution for this problem.Thanks Francismanzanillo@yahoo.com

  • jakesantia22 Dec 06, 2008

    i got the same problem





    it says i have another program running but i don't

  • Anonymous Dec 14, 2008

    my cams not workin either does anyone have any ideas how to get it working yet???

  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2009

    samee thing

  • Anonymous Jan 16, 2009

    WHEN I TRY TO USE MY WEBCAM IT SAYS IN USE WITH OTHER DEVICE.THE ONLY OTHER DEVICE I HAVE IS A WIRELESS PRINTER AND THAT WASNT TURNED ON!

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I have an Acer Aspire 3690, the webcam that when i turned it on, it only showed grey...i took pictures, and the pictures were grey. I deleted the photos in my pictures folder thinking that it would help, and it didnt. so i went to the device manager and updated new drivers, restarted and the webcam worked but has horrible resolution, coloring, everything, and i dont know how to fix it, help?

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Check your device maneger
if its enabled or if its working properly

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This is what I did. For my Aspire 3690

Go to - http://support.acer-euro.com/drivers/notebook/as_3690.html

If you have vista... go under the windows vista section and select

Driver = Bison Camera Driver 6.96.0.06 (might take a moment to start downloading, do not click open, click save and save it to your desktop)

Next section directly under the driver ( You might have to wait for the other to start downloading before you start this one)
select- Acer Orbicam (Bison) v1.0.0.19

The acer Orbicam application works like a charm and my webcam now works with yahoo messenger..

Hope this helps.

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