Most of Acer's laptops and netbooks have an integrated
webcam, with its lens above the screen. A basic webcam program is included with
the Windows operating system on Acer laptops and netbooks, so you don't have to
download third-party tools to use your webcam.
If the webcam isn't working properly, you can use the
Windows Device Manager to troubleshoot it.
Acer also makes webcam drivers available for download on its
website if yours have been lost or become corrupted.
Step 1. Click "Start," choose "All Programs," click the
"Acer Crystal Eye webcam" folder and then click "Acer Crystal
Eye webcam." The webcam program opens.
If you see your face on the screen, your webcam is working.
Use the buttons beneath the image to take pictures or
Proceed to Next Step if the webcam is not working.
Step 2. Click "Start" and choose "Control
Click "Hardware and Sound" in the window that
Click "Device Manager" under the "Devices and
Step 3. Expand the "Imaging devices" category in
the Device Manager's list. Right-click "USB Camera" and choose
"Enable" if the option is available in the drop-down menu.
Return to Step 1 and try the software again.
If "Enable" is not available, choose
"Properties" and read the "Device Status" field. If the
field indicates the device's drivers are not in order, or if you can't find the
"USB Camera" entry in the list, proceed to Next Step .
Download and install the camera drivers for your
particular Acer laptop or netbook model from the website acer.com
Repeat Steps 1 through 3 after installing the
Click start control panel
view devices and printers you should see your webcam from there
if you are have trouble
with your webcam
Click start control panel
administrative tools computer management device manager scroll down image
devices you could see a yellow question mark ?
right click to reinstall
drivers or update driver xp.
Click start right click on
computer select properties device manager scroll to image devices expand right
click to update driver in W7
on the home page you should
see a search tab just type in what you are looking for
webcam name webcam driver you might have to try a few times to get it right
software if you dont have the driver you will need to
download one here rather doing a driver hunt
which can take hours
It might take some time being a freeware driver solution
note: it will find all of your outdated drivers
this is a free
will automatically search for and find the correct driver
will have to update every driver individually once you update you might be
asked whether you
to restart or make a system restore point click no to both of these then
continue updating each driver free then restart once all of the drivers have
webcams and programs require additional software, although that should be
installed with the webcam if things are right.
is does not harm to check if your Java, Flash
are installed and up to date.
certainly check your DirectX software, since all video applications, including
webcams, use DirectX for video processing.
downloading the latest DirectX version and install it (Windows XP: DirectX 9.0c
Windows Vista: DirectX 10