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Acer orbicam is not working

First when I bought the laptop the orbicam was working but once has started displaying that the camera is used by another application.where can I find this another application to close it?Thanks .

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  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2008

    Im using XP with the 5580 and I get this same message about other app been usign my cam when in fact there's none
    I was thinking to dissassamble it to see if something was wrong until I google it and start seeing that it's not only me so I'll be looking for more info on this subject.


  • Anonymous Feb 07, 2009

    it says to me too that "camera is in use by another application"

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Check for viruses first, then unistall the camera and reinstall the drivers for the camera

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Instructions for use acer aspire5050-5430 notebook orbicam


These are the text-only instructions:
Launching the Acer OrbiCam
To launch the Acer OrbiCam, double-click on the Acer OrbiCam logo in the
desktop.
OR
Click Start > All Programs > Acer > Acer OrbiCam. The Acer OrbiCam capture
window appears.
Changing the Acer OrbiCam settings
Resolution
To change the capture resolution, click the displayed resolution at the bottom
right corner of the capture window, then select the desired resolution.
Note: Setting the camera resolution to 640 x 480 or larger does
not change the capture window size.
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Options
Click Options to display the Window, Preview, and Folder tabs. Use the options
to change the capture window size, preview settings, and the folder for
captured photos or videos.
Camera Settings
Basic settings
Click the Camera Settings icon on the bottom right corner of the capture
display, then select Camera Settings from the pop-up menu. You can adjust the
Video, Audio, and Zoom/Face tracking options from this window.
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Capture settings
From the Camera Settings window, click the Driver Settings button. The
Properties window appears.
Device Settings allows you to change the camera brightness, contrast, hue,
saturation, sharpness, etc.
Advanced Settings allows you to activate gain control, implement image mirror,
select image enhancements and anti-flicker settings, and turn on/off the camera
indicator.
Zoom/Face Track Settings allows you to adjust the zoom level and turn the
face-tracking feature on or off.
Capturing photos/videos
To capture a photo or a video clip, rotate the Acer OrbiCam to get the desired
angle, then click the Take a Picture or Record a Video button. The Windows
Picture and Fax Viewer or the Windows Media Player automatically launches to
display/play a preview of the photo/video clip.
Note: By default, all photos and videos are saved in the My
Pictures and My Videos folder.
Using the Acer OrbiCam as webcam
The Acer OrbiCam is automatically selected as the capture device of any Instant
Messenger (IM) application. To use the Acer OrbiCam as a webcam, open the IM
service, then select the video/webcam feature. You can now broadcast from
your location to an IM partner anywhere in the world.

Jun 10, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

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Orbicam...


probably the driver try reinstalling the driver

Jan 23, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

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Acer orbicam won't work


** Note ** When the My Pictures or Pictures folder gets full, camera will not work - Cut and Paste all pictures in that
folder to another folder and restart Orbicam program.

If that does not work then do this:

Start - Programs - look for Acer Empowering Technology then Acer E-Recovery - The look at the bottom and you will
"Backup", "Burn disk" and Restore" choose Restore - choose Apps and Drivers at the bottom of Restore tab (it will say
extracting) - once extracted - click Install or Guides and Manuals if needing Orbicam instructions - click Vista or (XP) on the left - click Drivers - click Camera or CCD - on the
right side of the screen, then look for Bison driver or (or your model which can be found in device manager - control panel - system - device manager - Imaging devices) you have then click a phrase that has something like "Install now", follow on screen instructions. Then repeat steps above and instead of driver choose Bison (or your model which can be found in device manager - control panel - system - device manager - Imaging devices) Utility

Jan 16, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5610-4648 Notebook

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Acer orbicam


Go to this link and look up your model for the manual also use the Help menu for Orbicam
http://www.acerpanam.com/flex/acerdrivers/bin/drivers.html?CFID=138987&CFTOKEN=95077875

If not working then:

** Note ** When the My Pictures or Pictures folder gets full, camera1.gif will not work - Cut and Paste all pictures in that
folder to another folder and restart Orbicam program.

If that does not work then do this:

Start - Programs1.gif - look for Acer1.gif Empowering Technology then Acer E-Recovery - The look at the bottom and you will
"Backup1.gif", "Burn disk" and Restore" choose Restore - choose Apps and Drivers at the bottom of Restore tab (it will say
extracting) - once extracted - click Install - click Vista1.gif or (XP) on the left - click Drivers - click Camera or CCD - on the
right side of the screen, click a phrase that has something like "Install now", follow on screen instructions.

Nov 25, 2007 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

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Orbicam


no se porque no funciona el programa?

Nov 22, 2007 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

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