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I can't seem to get my webcam to work on my Acer aspire 5517. I know where it is, and how to work it, and it will open. But when i open it, it makes a sound, the same sound it makes when you disconnect a usb cord. It opens, makes that sound, then instead of seeing myself i see all black. When it does work, rarely, it has white lines across the picture when i move the laptop up and down

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  • nohackingway Jul 28, 2010

    I'm doing that right now, hopefully this works

  • nohackingway Jul 28, 2010

    Just did that, it still isn't working

  • nohackingway Jul 29, 2010

    No it hasn't

  • nohackingway Jul 29, 2010

    Atleast not that i know of

  • nohackingway Jul 29, 2010

    I opened windows movie maker but i couldn't find capture video, but i have tried to use Skype, Yahoo, and Stickam video chatting, and all of them say i don't have a webcam connected.



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Interesting. What happens when you try to view it in the Device Manager? If it doesn't come up, my best guess is faulty wiring. You may just be better off to have Acer repair it. Or, if you're comfortable with opening up your laptop's casing, (and voiding your warranty,) you may want to check the wiring, from the camera, all the way to the motherboard.

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