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Built in camera on Acer laptop

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    Hi

    Ive got one of thoses acer laptops with a built in webcam. However everytime i try to use it, it tells me its being used by another programme, even when there are no other programmes running.

    Anyone got any ideas why it wont work?
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    This might be slightly off topic is buying an acer laptop worth the money?
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    Are you using the right software?

    Dont use any 3rd party stuff like Active Webcam etc.

    Use the Acer supplied software (if supplied)

    Else try to reinstall drivers/software
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    (Original post by darkraver)
    Are you using the right software?

    Dont use any 3rd party stuff like Active Webcam etc.

    Use the Acer supplied software (if supplied)

    Else try to reinstall drivers/software
    Ive only been using the Acer software and i dont have the drivers as the software was pre-installed
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    What OS are you using?
    The amount of weird issues I've had with Linpus is beyond belief. Especially in respect to my webcam playing up :/
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    (Original post by 4G_dollars)
    This might be slightly off topic is buying an acer laptop worth the money?
    Well i got mine with a pretty good discount about 2 years ago so for me it was worth the money. This is the only real problem ive had with it... so far.
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    (Original post by QuantumTheory)
    What OS are you using?
    The amount of weird issues I've had with Linpus is beyond belief. Especially in respect to my webcam playing up :/

    im using XP
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    (Original post by R22S12)
    im using XP
    Oh, I'm not particularly good with Windows.
    Task manager? Close the webcam app itself?
    Else, reinstall drivers.
    Else, maybe it's some weird malware f*****g with your system? How's your AV protection?

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