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Acer's built in webcam

There is a webcam built into my acer laptop, but when i dont know how to connect it to my yahoo messenger, and use it for video chat on yahoo messenger. when i click to turn on the webcam on yahoo, it says "no webcam found on your computer"- any suggestions? please help. thanks i've acer travelmate 3260 with built in acer orbicam (logitec) i upgraded to wim. vista, and installed all available drivers, but aftr that the cam stopped working wz yahoo, it works wz all other programs like oovoo, msn, but doesn'r work wa yahoo, it gives me msg there is no cam, plx help me to solve this prob.

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  • Anonymous Nov 11, 2007

    why is it an error resut when i try to use my acer aspire 5050 built in camera? please give recommendation to solve this problem.

  • Anonymous Nov 11, 2007

    Yes i have a Acer 5610 with builtin cam. It works with any other application.but when i connect through yahoo messenger. it show only a black blank screen

  • sinner_in Dec 02, 2007

    I am having same issue with Acer Aspire 4720

  • rachita Dec 05, 2007

    I have Acer Arpine 1501 N WXMI and the built in camera doesn not work on yahoo messenger though it works on msn and skype kindly provide solution

  • jamespogi Dec 16, 2007

    same here aspire 5050 laptop with built in camera doesnt work in yahoo messenger... only black screen

  • Ranya Amin Dec 29, 2007

    well i found a solution for this problem, and it happened by chance, installed the yahoo 9 beta version. then i use the orbiacer cam program (the one came with the driver) to open the cam, and when it gives an image, i close the screen, not the program, and choose view my webcam from messenger list, and it works, but if u went to preferences you won't see yur cam listed there, but it worked by that way, sure it isn't a perfect profissionl soluation, but it solved the problem anyway, hope it gonna help you all, till we figure the best solution for this problem

  • ann-ann Jan 21, 2008

    i have problem with my cam in acer 3260, i cant use the cam and it appeared, CAMERA IS IN USE BY ANOTHER APPLICATION..pls. help me find out the solution so i can use it.Tnx a lot.

  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2008

    bus sm

  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2008

    yes cam not work in yahoo but is in msn

  • alingrosu May 03, 2008


    i have an acer 5100 with a built in web cam and it works with acer orbicam but when i try to use it on yahoo messenger it says: the web cam does not support the required image size and after that it says "sorry,no webcam was found on your computer".Few weeks ago,the webcam was working very good.Thanks

  • lovesuck Mar 26, 2009

    im havin da same problem

  • brianadiana May 11, 2010



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** 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

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Or try re-installing the driver

Posted on Dec 28, 2007


Remove pictures in pictures should solve problem did with me best of luck all

Posted on Apr 26, 2008


Duh hit it with a rench

Posted on Apr 12, 2008


Contact yahoo

Posted on Dec 28, 2007

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Or use a chat software like Yahoo! Messenger, Skype or ICQ. They have webcam options for video calls. But you can't take photos or videos there.


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Did you install the necessary drivers for the webcam. If not, use the CD that came with the laptop to install the drivers and then try to use it with Yahoo, etc..
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