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Acer aspire 5571 orbicam

Hi, can u help me guys pls. everytime i open y orbicam it says "the camera is use by another application" but there is really no other application. i also get the annoying beeping sound while it connects/disconnects.

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  • erin_jan09 Mar 03, 2008

    i am still unable to use my orbicam..when i use it in YM it says "sorry no webcamis connected", when i open it directly in the programs it still cannot cannot and the beeping sound continues. how could another application be using the orbicam if i have just started using the laptop?there is no other application opened yet, i have also checker the task manager.

  • erin_jan09 Mar 04, 2008

    i have already tried uninstalling/reinstalling the orbicam software and drivers but i still got the same problem..all i can say is that i just bought an a4 tech note-cam yesterday at least i can have a webcam to use now :)

  • Racs Mar 14, 2008

    Hi,

    I'm also having the same problem. Can somebody suggest a fix please ? Thanks. There is no application running in task manager but I still get the messgae.

  • gokuri May 31, 2008

    hi, the same problem, camera stopped working soon after i purchased the laptop. says that some other program is using it and is beeping endlessly ... does anyone know how to solve this? thank you

  • Rama Sethu Ranga Nathan

    Dear Friends,

    Greetings fom Chennai,India.I have an Acer Aspie 5571 AWXMI Lap Top.

    Off late now every time I open the "orbicam" it says "the
    camera is use by another application" but there is really no other
    application which is usng the cam.
    I also get the annoying beeping sound while it
    connects/disconnects.
    I hav intalled and reinstalled al posible Drivers,result still same

    I have even installed a new OS.

    Kindly help.

    God Bless.

    Regards.

    R.Rama Sethu


  • samikhan888 Jul 12, 2008

    Hi ,guys can you help me out of this problem every time i open my cam its says that cam is use by another application but there is really no other application . i also get annoying the buzzing sound while connecting and disconnecting. Please help me out of this problem

    Thanking you
    yours greatfully.

    ( Sami Khan )

  • kailesh Jul 24, 2008

    i have done all the possbile things that we can do still the problem remain the same as before HELP ME PLS

  • memo1961 Dec 25, 2008

    same problem as my colies

  • zhel_matias Feb 21, 2009

    i am still unable to use my orbicam..when i use it in YM it says "sorry no webcamis connected", when i open it directly in the programs it still cannot cannot and the beeping sound continues. how could another application be using the orbicam if i have just started using the laptop?there is no other application opened yet, i have also checker the task manager

  • sanjayserco Apr 04, 2009

    on acer 5571 aspire model i updated with vista black edition ,before it was xp,now my orbi camera is not working rest is ok, i up dated i mean istalled camera software dirver and all but still not,so plz help me thanks
    sanjay uae

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That happens to me sometimes with other programs. sometimes when you exit the camera, it doesnt completely exit. you have go to TASK MANAGER, then applications, there you can completely stop the application, and it wil open for you.

Posted on Mar 02, 2008

  • acer4520 Mar 03, 2008

    im not sure what to say, my webcamera is having problems also. it is quite annoying. It used to work fine, but all of the sudden....

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I have an Acer Aspie 5571 AWXMI Lap Top. Off late now every time I open the ''orbicam'' it says ''the camera is use by another application'' but there is really no other application which is usng the cam.


1. remove the installed OrbiCam application and reboot if required;
2. install the new driver (preferably with the “driver update” wizard from Device Manager)
3. update the Orbicam application 1.0.0.13

This worked for me..
Un-installed the drivers and utilities for the camera.
Went here .. http://support.acer-euro.com/drivers/notebook/as_5100.html
downloaded and installed the Bison 6.96.0.12a driver. (using the right click as mentioned by TimC).
Tested working fine with C:\Windows\BisonXXX …now just to get it working with messenger and Logitech QuickCAM 10.5 for Vista…I’ll keep you posted.
Cheers

For those still wondering how to get your Acer OrbiCam - Logitech to work, I have searched the world over with far too many times failing to get my Aspire 5670 to recognize and work with its built-in webcam. But recently I was fortunate enough to finally find out that installing the latest drivers didn’t work at all whereas a particular old one worked well both on XP and Vista OS.

You should go to this link:
http://www.driverstock.com/Acer-Aspi...131/index.html

Download the zip file then save all contents in a folder that you will browse to use later.

Do not use the setup.exe from that folder. It won’t work… Just go to Device Manager and Uninstall your current driver of Acer OrbiCam. Then click, Update Driver, and point to the folder of those unzip files. Let it install then restart your computer.

When the computer restarts go to Skype or any communication/camera software you’re using and set the video camera. Voila, this time you will see the video coming on to the screen after about 10-15 seconds of black screen.

I have to thank that site for the download.

Last but not least, please remember that this one driver (version 9.4.0.1120) works very well on both XP and Vista… You don’t need to update it to any other higher version!

As for other Acer Aspire models, just check other pages from that website… I have no way of knowing since I only have my model. But I think you will be able to make use of your OrbiCam once again.

Best of Luck and Enjoy Video Chatting!

Numo

PS I think if you get only that driver file (version 9.4.0.1120) from the link after unzipping, please see whether putting only that driver in a new folder and install in Device Manager will get your camera to work too. If so, it will be nice for you to just upload that driver file and paste your link here so that others can just download this file and not all others from the link above.

Check out this link below, it IS a common problem
http://www.theacerguy.com/2007/05/acer-orbicam-fix/

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hi

try this
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if not then try

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