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Old 11-30-2009, 07:40 PM   #1
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I receintly went out and bought a New Acer Aspire 5517 Laptop Computer. This is the very first one I've owned with a built in webcam. Only problem is that I don't know how to use the webcam. Can anyone here offer advice or instructions
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Old 11-30-2009, 07:52 PM   #2
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Your laptop probably came with a webcam software package of some sort. If you just want to test it real quick to see if it works, download skype and set it up. If you have a facebook account you can log in and take a picture using your webcam. Facebook should be able to detect your webcam automatically, it detected the one on my Acer Aspire One netbook.
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if it says that it cannot find a webcam, go to the acer site and look for the webcam driver. Otherwise, use any sort of IM program and test it out
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or you can open an msn chat and if there is a option for web it works and try it out
otherwise look in your program list for a webcam settings
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Old 12-03-2009, 08:13 PM   #5
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Old 12-03-2009, 10:03 PM   #6
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also have you looked in the manual. My compaq laptop needed to be fixed because the backlight in the screen had died and they fixed and ordered the cover without a webcam eye but the laptop still knows it has a webcam.
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Old 12-04-2009, 01:07 AM   #7
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Does it show up within Device Manager?
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