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Acer aspire 5050 built in camera doesnot work

"Creation of the vidoes preview failed.
Please check the device connecction and make sure that the device is not being used by another application or user"
this is the message that i receive when i open my built in camera of my acer aspire 5050, can you help me to fix it up

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  • qonthoz Aug 26, 2008

    I am having same problem too with my webcam. often i install / uninstall the driver from cd acer driver. the problem is still persits. any suggestion ?

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Get new drivers first from www.acer.com then restart and try once more.

Posted on Feb 16, 2008

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