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Orbicam unplugged I keep receiving error messages regarding my orbicam being unplugged yet it's built into my monitor. On top of that I keep receiving error messages that a USB device can't be installed or errors occur. Nothing has changed in my mind since it was perfectly working several months ago. Any suggestions? Acer 4230, Windows XP not Vista

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  • tbrody Jan 17, 2008

    doesn't appear in my device manager. no imaging device at all hence why it's saying unplugged. thanks for the help but doesn't anyone else have a suggestion?

  • tbrody Jan 18, 2008

    still doesn't work. still unplugged and still not showing in device manager

  • Anonymous Jan 28, 2008

    I have the same problem of Orbicum not plugged and not showing in imaging devices Aspire 5610

  • tbrody Feb 04, 2008

    Tried the solution #2 and camera program says camera is in use by another program.



    Click reconnect and you hear it trying to connect but it wont.

  • Anonymous May 01, 2008

    i cant use may web cam

  • josmo67 Jun 05, 2008

    Yes I have an Acer Aspire 5672 WLMi and I have the same problem with my OrbiCam, it says it is unplugged or disconnected and I have tried to do the device manager thing, but there is no OrbiCam or any other type of Camera device to suggest a web cam in the Device Manager. So there's no point to going there.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!


  • Anonymous Oct 30, 2008

    I have same problem. Acer TM4231 with Win Vista 32 bit.

  • sketch168 Nov 01, 2008

    i have a acer aspire 5050-5430 and it doesnot apear on my device manager's imaging devices on a usb video device shows how can i re-install the orbi cam program so it can properly work

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Try to find the combinations of keys to activate built in camera... i had the same issue on my laptop...and tried to find solutions like 2 weeks. :)... until i saw a picture of a camera on F7 key...:) ... i tried key Fn+F7 and worked :). My camera works on all programs but in Acer Orbicam Software says ''Camera is unplugged'' :) wtf ?

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** 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

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    David Cunningham Feb 04, 2008

    Reboot and when you see the Acer logo screen on start up - tap F8 over and over until you to the special boot menu. Choose SAFE MODE - go to device mngr and see if there imaging devices listed - SAFE MODE will allow you un-install any hidden devices that do not show up in normal mode, After un-installing reboot and let Windows detect the missing driver - otherwise you will need to do a complete system recovery

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Go to your device maneger in the system properties (by right clicking the My Computer icon and go to properties click the tab Hardware and then go to Device Maneger) check if your cam is working properly and check if its enabled
regarding w/ your USB you can check it there....

lovingly yours
Hellen

Posted on Jan 17, 2008

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    rine miles Jan 17, 2008

    is that so?

    ah, try uninstalling the driver for your cam can we do that?

    and after install it again then check device maneger...if it doesnt help will try again hehe.

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