Acer orbicam problem

  Pepper9 16:18 27 Apr 2010

The camera attached to the case of my Acer laptop will not open as it says it is being used by another application.How do I find out which application is "using" it please? I am not uing SKYPE on the laptop.Thanks

  onthelimit 16:20 27 Apr 2010

Task Manager may help.

  Pepper9 22:24 01 May 2010


  Pepper9 22:27 01 May 2010

Nothing is showing in Task manager - any other thoughts please?

  northumbria61 22:52 01 May 2010

Go to the acer website and check in the "trouble shooting" and whatever program you used the orbicam for make sure you uninstall it then use the orbicam 3 Times then install the program you need.

  northumbria61 22:59 01 May 2010

Pepper9 - I may have misread your query - I have given you info. for the Acer Orbicam.

  Pepper9 23:28 01 May 2010

I will check the site thanks, but all I was trying to do was to open the camera by clicking on the icon on the desk top.

  northumbria61 23:35 01 May 2010

Nothing is showing in Task manager - any other thoughts please?

Have a look in DEVICE Manager - is there anything listed under IMAGING Devices - any yellow exclamation marks - if not look under VIEW tab - show hidden devices.

  Pepper9 23:41 01 May 2010

Will check that in the morning and post back then. Thanks northumbria61.

  ubuntu1user1jb 10:02 02 May 2010

Is there any imaged editor program you used?

  Pepper9 11:06 02 May 2010

Have checked in Devide manager and it says the camera is working perfectly. I reinstalled the software but when I click to open the caera from the desktop it still gives me the message that it is in use by another programme.

I use Paint Shop Pro, Picassa on the computer and Windows Picture manager to view.

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