Acer crystal eye webcam icon lost and can't be found
When I place my acer crystal eye webcam icon in my desktop I went to the kitchen to ask if dinners ready and when im back the icon of the webcam was lost when i try to search it ,it can't be found anymore but when i check my control panel the webcam it still installed please help me in this ASAP =)
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Re: acer crystal eye webcam icon lost and can't be found
The fastest way of fixing it just reinstalling the driver. here's the link http://global-download.acer.com/GDFiles/Driver/Wireless%20LAN/Wireless%20LAN_Intel_188.8.131.52_Vistax64Vistax86_A.zip?acerid=633958596890069624&Step1=Notebook&Step2=Aspire&Step3=Aspire%206920&OS=V10&LC=en&BC=Acer&SC=PA_6
After you download it and run it. It would probably tell you If you want to uninstall instead of install. Uninstall, restart the computer and run the software again to reinstall. It should fix your issue. I hope this helps.
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Check this first: Certain Acer laptops come with a built-in Webcam called the "Acer Crystal Eye." This Webcam is located in the center of your lid just above your LCD screen. Those models that possess this integrated Webcam also have a program with the same name. This "Acer Crystal Eye Webcam" program allows you to record video through your Webcam and save it on your hard drive.
Click "Start," "All Programs," "Acer Crystal Eye Webcam" and click the program shortcut of the same name. This opens up the Webcam where you can see yourself, but it hasn't started recording yet.
Click the video camera icon, which is the one second from the left under the video display. This starts recording the video.
Click the video camera icon again to stop recording and save your video. You can also delete the video by clicking the clip's thumbnail on the bottom panel and clicking the trashcan icon.
Locate the video file on your hard drive in your "My Videos" folder, which can be found inside your "My Documents" folder.
Click "Start." Click "All Programs." Open the "Crystal Eye Webcam" folder. Click "Acer Crystal Eye Webcam" to launch the webcam and turn on the camera. If "Acer Crystal Eye" isn't available on the Start Menu, go to "Acer," then click "Acer OrbiCam."
Click the drop-down menu on the toolbar to change the resolution. Click the gear icon to change the settings.
Click the camera icon to capture a photo. To turn off the Acer webcam, click the "X" button on the top of the window.
You can right click on the icon and check it's properties.
It should link to the proper place in your program files. This is the path specified for my icon. You might actually be able to copy and paste this into your icon properties and see if it works.
Otherwise, you should open Program Files in your C: drive and look for the Crystal Eye folder that has been installed since you re-installed it from acer/support. Find the executable in the crystal eye webcam folder that does start your webcam properly, and then when you've found it, right click on it and specify that you want to make a shortcut to it. Then take the shortcut that appears and move it over to your desktop to replace the disconnected icon that isn't working.
The first thing to check is if your webcam is working correctly. If you're running Windows XP, click on the "start" button, then click on "My Computer". Now double click on "Acer Crystal Eye Webcam". It should now show a screen with video from the webcam (probably of your face in front of the computer).
It's always recommended that you restart your system after installing any kind of software . Did you do that ?
If not , then you should do it . If that didn't work , then you should take your Extensa to the service , because it seems that camera is not wired . It's better to get it to an acer shop if you still have the guarantee.
I had the same problem with the Extensa 5420-5687 as well, I went to the device manager and found my crystal eye webcam (there was a yellow exclaimation point on it) I tried to update the driver software by having it search automatically for the software, but it just said that it was up to date...that still didnt fix my problem. So i tried browsing my computer for the driver. I picked "let me pick from a list of drivers on my computer" I then clicked on "Acer crystal eye webcam" then i hit next, it then installed the updated driver. After that my webcam worked again!