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I have an Aspire 5100 and was just wondering how to connect my orbicam so that the other person can see me while we chat online? Maybe a program I need to download?

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  • dlwarner Apr 11, 2008

    When I first bought my notebook in August the orbicam worked fine. I didn't use it much. But I tried to use it recently and it can't seem to recognize the cam. It may be windows updates I have done that has cause something. I downloaded a bison version and can get it up and working. But I dont know how to connect that to another person to where they can see me.

  • dlwarner Apr 11, 2008

    I have AIM. Thanks alot for the help. If this does not work I will definitely post again soon.

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Did your orbicam come with software that you can install on your computer?

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  • Mark Kessler Apr 11, 2008

    What instant messenger do you use? Some instant messengers have a option to use webcam chat, you simply have to click a button and it brings up your webcam.

  • Mark Kessler Apr 11, 2008

    Click on 'Edit' at the top of the aim screen



    Click on 'Enhanced IM'



    Click the box labeled 'Auto accept all video invitations from buddies on my buddies list'



    Make sure your webcam is set as default on your computer, and that under Audio and Video in aim that 'default device' is selected.

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