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Acer Aspire 9410 series laptop, Built in Orbicam problem

Hey guys,

My Orbicam originally worked, and I snapped a couple pictures with it. However now when I open the Orbicam program, it says "Camera is in use by another application" in red. Then right underneath that: "stop the application that is using the camera and press reconnect"...a toggle "reconnect" button is right next to that.

However, I never messed w/ any of the settings, and don't even know how to use the Orbicam with another program?

how can I find out which program is using my cam and stop it, so I can take pictures and videos once again?

Thanks so much,
alison

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  • osama_free55 Mar 07, 2009

    the webcam its hide from my pc

  • Spindemure Apr 01, 2009

    Causality...

    I went and closed almost all of the processes running where the user name was "user" (I had like 100 processes running and only Internet Explorer open, is that normal?).

    However the camera was still giving me the same error message. Should I try closing ALL processes running (w/ the username "System" or "Network" etc?).

    I didn't try your second advice yet.

    Thanks again,
    Spin

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Hi,

The problem is that another program has gained exclusive access to the camera, it won't be an MS program though, it will be a thrid party program to narrow it down.
To locate it, open up task manager and look at the processes running and end any program like: Printer software, scanner software, any other imaging software...etc

You could also try uninstalling the camera in device manager, leave it connected and reboot the system, windows will automatically detect it again, it may ask for the driver disc again. Then start up the program you want.

Hope this helps....!

Cheers

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I normally experience the same thing all u have to do is shut down and restart. Hope it works for u.

Posted on Mar 31, 2009

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