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Build in camera not working in Windows 8.1 camera app

Q: Build in camera not working in Windows 8.1 camera app

My build in web camera is not working. I have windows 8.1 OS install on my computer. When i launch the camera app, the screen is black, Im able to take a picture but when i click the previous arrow to see my picture, it say " The file cant be open, the file may be damaged".

Preferred Solution: Build in camera not working in Windows 8.1 camera app

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Build in camera not working in Windows 8.1 camera app

Hi, and welcome to TSF, we need more info than that. What is the make and model number of your computer, have you checked in device manager for any error flags, either a yellow ! or red X, have you tried reinstalling the web cam software or driver.

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Since upgrading to windows 10 the build in camera haven't been working.
Failed to initialize is the message that keeps popping up.
I have:
uninstalled and reinstalled the camera using Toshiba website file
checked that camera is enabled in bios
I have enabled the camera for all apps without exceptions (not something I would normally do)
updated drivers - these are the drivers ksthunk.sys and usbvideo.sys
it states that this device is working properly
Under events it states:

Device USB\VID_13D3&PID_5652&MI_00\6&2dbd6e43&0&0000 was started.
Driver Name: usbvideo.inf
Class Guid: {CA3E7AB9-B4C3-4AE6-8251-579EF933890F}
Service: usbvideo
Lower Filters:
Upper Filters:

yet when trying to use the camera in the web camera app it states web camera initialization failed
and when trying to use the camera in the camera app it states we can't find your camera

Any suggestions are welcomed, please


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I updated to the latest drivers for Intel AVStream Camera on my tablet / laptop. After the update, only the front camera works now.

Hope someone can help solve this problem.



A:Front camera working but main (rear) camera is not

Can anyone help me?
I've tried updating my camera drivers in device manager, uninstalling the camera and booting windows 10 again...to no avail. Still no main camera....only the front camera works.
Does the rear camera need seperate drivers? How do I check this?

Thanks again.

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I am using native camera API in an android app development, the camera preview doesnt display the camera's best resolution, it looks dull, compared to how it looks when using the native camera of the device.
How can I fix this? I am sing the android's native camera api, and not intent, as I need the API usage to performs some functions with the camera.

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The problem happens in both windows store apps and .exe programs. Camera doesn't work in Chrome, Edge,Skype(both store and .exe). I recently gave my laptop in for servicing at an authorized service center(Just a speaker issue). Could it be that they could have unplugged the camera cable? I also saw a post referring to the same laptop but in that post only store apps had this problem. Already tried reinstalling driver, enabling permissions etc. If I remember correctly this problem started after the fall creators update. When the camera is used the white led does blink, even though an image doesn't show. Please help me with this.

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Hii got new Lenovo G510 last week windows 8 64bit operating system core i3In its specs it se clearly shown that it have 720 p hd camera but when i opened the camera app from start menu it only shows 0.1MP (4:3) and 0.3 (4:3) option and result is so dark and laggy  I checked the driver in device manger it shows properly installed by this name 'Lenovo Easy Camera" driver details are Microsoft driver version 6.2.9200.16664 i tried to update it from internet but it says its updated i tried manually install the driver from here " C:\drivers\Camera Driver (AVC, Liteon, Bison, Chicony)" but Warning message pops up  " NO APPROPRIATE DRIVER TO B INSTALLED" Then i tried to install it from her C:\drivers\Camera Driver (AVC, Liteon, Bison, Chicony)\HD\Bison\3.13.301.1 but setup gets "failed" at the end and says "please plugin the device and restart the setup" PLEASE HELP ME PLEASE

A:Lenovo G510 Camera Dark Poor camera Result Issue

I bought g510 week ago and the camera is terrible black, and blur i tried many drivers many ways but nothing succed... how to fix it!

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you know when you plug your camera into your computer it brings up the picture transfer wizard. well my computer no longer does that and its kind of annoying. anyone know how to reactivate autoplay i guess? ive tried different usb ports and i even uninstalled usb root hubs and rebooted and let them reinstall themselves

A:Camera Wizard Autoplay no longer shows up when plugging in camera


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(Edit - Subject should read 'Microsoft Camera Wizard does not work anymore with Canon digital camera')

I have a Canon SD 700 IS digital camera bought about 15 months ago. Until recently, I could connect it to the USB port (same one each time and that port is not used for anything else) of my Windows XP PC (1 year old, bought new) and the Microsoft Scanner and Camera Wizard would appear allowing me to use that software to transfer my digital pictures to my PC. Now, that does not work. I tried reinstalling the Canon EOS utility that came on a CD with my camera - no success in getting pictures transferred with that. The only way I can get the pictures to transfer, is to open Windows Explorer, the camera shows up under My Computer, but if I right click on Get pictures highlighting the camera listing, after multiple trys and 30 minutes, I get the few dozen pictures to transfer.

Anyone know what to try? I am suspecting it has to do with a recent overhall of my PC anti-spyware and security software (details below) as was using Lavasoft and Spybot before and found them becoming less effective. My computer is anti-malware free as far as I know from anti-spyware scans with multiple products (at least twice weekly) and real-time protection and anti-virus scans a little less frequently which Zone Alarm has never from day one found any viruses.

The computer is recognizing the camera in the USB port (it is enabled) and camera powered on and has no issues when taking pictures.... Read more

A:Microsoft Camera Wizard does not work anyone with Canon digital camera

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Got a new Canon camera which uses its own program to download pictures to the computer (Gateway MX6930) running XP (sp3) and have had no problems. Tried to download some pics from my older Sony camera which used to bring up the Camera Wizard allowing me to title each shot with a name and number but that no longer happens. I plug in the Sony (USB cable) and nothing. It shows up on Explore and right clicking does not get me to the Scanner and Wizzard start-up screen that would allow me to select the photos I want and to name them as they are put on the hard drive. When I search through Scanners & Cameras and click on "Add an imaging device" the "Scanner & Camera Installation Wizzard" starts but Sony is not listed so I cannot select it. I can click on "Have Disk" but the CD that came with the Sony does not have the file it needs. The only thing on the CD (besides photo programs) is a USB driver which I did download but didn't help...... HOWEVER I have had MS Word refuse to start a week or so ago and I tried reinstalling but didn't work, I found an MS site that showed me how to repair the Word registry and that worked OK. This makes me suspect - maybe something has happened to the registry. I can't go there so I decided to ask for your help.... Any suggestions? Thanks in advance...

A:Cannot find MS Scanner & Camera Wizard to download photos from camera

Either camera should show up in "My Computer" when connected via USB ...
Where you can explore the files and copy>paste (drag>drop) them to a folder in your computer.
Can you get your pics this way ????

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The new Pavilion AIO came with Windows 10 a few months back and I have used facial recognition to log in.  All fine until 1 week ago when Windows Welcome screen now  says "Getting ready..." and then "Cannot turn on camera. Use PIn to sign in". If I go into RealSense, the camera is working fine.  The Windows settings for the camera are all turned on, so nothing seems to have changed. Is it a recent Windows 10 update that has changed the signal to teh camera?  If so, how do I restire it?

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I have a Canon A1000IS digital camera. I have downloaded photos 8-10 times with the Autoplay feature. Suddenly it stopped working. In default programs Autoplay is checked. I also check to see if the driver for the camera was the latest available. It was OK. Any suggestions? I have windows 7 home premium.

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Hello, long term viewer, just signed up.

heres my problem.

I use windows xp professional, iv installed the software which came with my Logitech windows live webcam and updated it to latest software.

My pc runs games fine, my graphics card works great(i use a nvidia 7600GS), i can view other peoples webcams fine too aswell.

The button on top of the camera when pushed in, works fine and brings up the window to start a video chat, so the connection is fine.

There is just no picture, what so ever, its just black, when i go into windows live webcam setup it isnt in the dropdown menu to select, yet it is in My Computer section and i can open it fine, also when i open it through windows explorer, it shows a pure gray shade, so its just not showing me anything, also i downloaded a webcam utility program after trying everything the troubleshooter told me too, and it says i dont have a webcam connected.

When i plug it into the Usb slot, it detects it fine and tells me it is ready to use, there is just no picture and it says it cannot take pictures when i click the Take Picture icon in Microsoft Live Cam

Really distressed about this, as i spent 60 AUD on it and its being useless. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


If you require more info to help me out, i will be reporting back here every 6 hours or so to check my thread.

A:Logitech Camera not working on Windows Xp

Logitech problems listed.


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I want to add a usb camera device and use it as default rather that the installed camera.

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Hi, I'm having trouble with my digital camera software and/or transferring pictures from my camera and dock to pc. I have a Kodak cx7525 digital camera. The software loads normally, but when trying to open the software or trying to transfer pictures to the pc, I get an error message that states a .dll file is missing. The dll file is LOCACQMOD.DLL. I contacted kodak and they sent me new software but that didn't help, still get the same error message. The camera works fine but cannot get the software and camera to work on pc. I have searched for the dll file but cannot find it and have no idea what it is or what it does. I'm guessing something is missing from the pc instead of the camera software. Any help is greatly appreciated. I have family photos stored on it that I would love to be able to save them and not lose them. Again, thanx for any help I can get. You guys and gals are the best.

A:Cannot get digital camera software to run and pictures will not transfer from camera

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Is there any way to upgrade the standard camera to the Realsense camera? Does Lenovo offer services like this, or is there a way to order the camera and install myself? I can't find the part online anywhere, and I can't find any information on upgrading it. Thank you!

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Just downloaded Windows 10 and with I put my memory stick into my computer I get the following error message:
E:/ the directory name is invalid.

Can someone assist me?

A:Viewing camera pictures from the camera memory stick

We're going to need a lot more detail than that. What are you trying to do when you get the error message?

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I have a digital camera with Window's XP. Originally, when I turned the camera on, it would launch a wizard to transfer the files.

Lately (maybe since I installed SP1), it doesn't recognize the camera as picture files, but as a removable drive. I have changed this setting in the drive properties, but the setting won't stay so something must be overriding it.

I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the camera, but the same thing happens.

A new program called "safely remove hardware" might possibly be involved, but I can't find any settings there to change that might impact this. I'm not sure where this came from unless it was part of SP1.

Any help out there?

A:XP recognizes camera as removeable disk drive not a camera

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I have a Kodak SD camera card that my Sony A230 stopped detecting when inserted. I have been using this card for a year with no problems till today. I can plug it in a card reader in any of my computers and remove or send photos to it so I don't think it is a contact issue. I was using the camera today when the battery became exhausted and it shut off during a shoot. Since then the camera won't detect it. What could the problem be?

A:Camera Card Not Detected in Sony A230 Camera

Just a wild guess at this point ... Might need to have the camera reformat the card

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I have a Lenovo G50-70 with Windows 10 Home (version 1703, Build SO 15063.413), 64 bit operating system. The built-in camera doesn't work and so the built-in microphone (I'm not able to record anythin and I can't use any videonferencing software and neither talk with anyone). When I was on Windows 8.1 thse devices were working normally. Is there any solution (e.g. an external webcam or an external microphone) that can solve this issue or I ahve to downgrade to Windows 8.1 ? Thanks in advance for any help. Michele  

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Device Manager info indicates subject camera is fully functional with up-to-date drivers, but does not work.  For example, Skype shows Cyberlink Youcam 6 and instructs me to turn on camera.  I have researched for 6-8 hours and found nothing that solved the problem. Thanks in advance if you can provide an actual solution.

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Hi community,I am having a problem which seems to exist with many people, but the solutions I coudl find don't work in my case.Windows Hello works on boot using the built in IR cam, but every time the PC goes to sleep (or I put it there) it doesn't work at wake and I can hear the "peripheral disconnected sound" in the background. The camera seems to shut itself down at this exact moment. When logged in using password or PIN it starts working again. A reboot fixes it, as long as it doesn't go to sleep.I tried uninstalling the driver (which is a generic Realtec driver bizarly) but it keeps reinstalling itself.Using the Rev.A pilot doesn't work as the pilot tells me the device wasn't detected fairly late in the installation process.The only thing I could think being a cause is the fact, that I formatted my PC at delivery to stock Windows 10 and let windows update do its job with the drivers after using HP Support Assistant.Please Help me, I don't want to have to send back the thing just because of that...Thanks in advance,Christian

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Hello everyone I would really appreciate if someone helped me out I have a Packard Bell EasyNote TM01. It has a built in camera that always worked perfecty when I typed in WEBCAM into the search bar. Recently I rebooted my laptop and my webcam is not working. When I go into the ''Device Manager'' it shows up and it says that the device is working. I tried updating it and turning off turning on. But I can't actually get the camera workin. I signed up for skype to check if the camera is working and it was working so I really don't know what's up thank you for all the answers in advance

A:Solved: Build in Camera

So,your webcam works with SKYPE but you have just lost the ability to access it via some other method. With that said, I looked up your model at the Packard Bell site and I couldn't find any software solutions and they even showed drivers for 3 different camera models (that could be installed on your model). So that got me nowhere; however, if Skype works and you still need direct access to the camera, why not try a free 3rd party solution such as the ones described on this page? They should be able to make use of your existing driver and give you an alternative meth to access you webcam directly. Good luck.


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Camera is not working after windows 10 upgrade. Camera App shows "We can't find your camera" with error code- 0xA00F4244(C00DABE0) "  "imaging devices" category is missing in device manager. I downloaded manufacturer driver from this link - lenovo pcsupport.I tried to install the camera driver manually in device manager. After restart , system crashed with "system thread exception" (blue screen). Maybe the driver is corrupted or not compatible. Camera app showing errorMissing Imaging device category  other options i tried,1) troubleshooting hardware and devices category - No issues.2) Checking camera privacy - its "ON". Plz check/address the issue of the driver - link to driver .Help me with the solution. 

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HiMy integrated camera isn't working since I upgraded to Windows 10. Camera app launches, but the screen is black.I've tried installing newest version of Cyberlink Youcam and all I get after install is error message that the resolution isn't supported. However, I can't even open it to change the resolution. Does anyone have any ideas of either how I make the camera work or youcam work? Thanks in advance

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I have an older Sony digital camera and I have had no problem downloading the pictures from the camera to the PC which is 8.1. Now I have windows 10, and win 10 does not recognize my Sony camera anymore. I've heard it is a common problem, but I'd like to know what people are doing to get their pictures off their camera now?

When I plug in the camera, the pc ding a lings, but when I go to file explorer it shows everything on the pc like normal. I click on "this PC" and it shows the c drive and the DVD . No removable drive like camera. I've done a google search and it is a common problem with win 10. But what is the answer?

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Been fighting this issue for a while now. In win8.1 the Win camera app can switch between front and rear looking cameras. In upgrade to win10 anniv just the front facing camera is available with no option to change. Is this a fault in win10 seen in other laptops Win8 app to a win10 laptop?

A:Loss of Rear Camera in Win10 Camera App

Completely restart the tablet from scratch by clicking restart from the power icon or hold down shift key when you click shutdown.

After the tablet does a complete restart from scratch, does the rear camera option work? There are a couple of fixes I have tried and one thing I discovered is that both cameras will not work after a hybrid shutdown (the shutdown you normally get if you have fast startup enabled in Windows 10). On my table they do both work only after a startup from scratch (restart, shift + shutdown, or fast startup in Windows 10 disabled).

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i have my Hp mini Laptop that has a build in camera everything was working fine in the Camera app until today i was recording a video and then the image was kind freezing and some option were at the bottom and i press "change camera" nothing happend so i shut down my computer and turn it back on and now it saids Connect a camera i need your help to fix this problem??

A:HELP Camera problem "connect a camera???

more information about my pc is a hp mini 110-3510nr what driver do i have to install for my build in camera?? i know there at the hp.com but i dont know witch one to install ???

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I recently purchased a digital camera for ordinary use with my pc. Everything seemed great until it was time to connect the camera to the pc - directions: "connect the USB end to any USB port on your pc" I have a reason to believe I don't have a USB port.

I know I must clarify that my computer is extremely outdated by today's standards. It has Windows 95 and is about 5 years old.

My main problem:
I have a digital camera with no way of transmitting my pictures to my pc for viewing and sharing.

I did some research. Along with my camera I have a 32 MB memory card. I went to the site prescribed by my digital camera manual and I found this:


By chance, would I be able to put the memory card with my pictures on it into this card reader and would it work? It says it is compatible with Windows 95.

The type of dig. camera I have is an HP Photosmart 318.

I am extremely grateful for any tips or help anyone has to offer. Thanks a million!

A:Digital Camera/Camera Software Expert, Anyone?

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Hi, In my laptop Camera app displays "To get started connect to a camera" and in device manager Imaging device is also present. Kindly help me

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I'm sorry if this has been addressed before; I'm getting increasingly frustrated so I'm more than likely to miss it if I scroll back through the threads.


I have an Olympus X-760 camera, and the software that came with it is Olympus Master Version 1.4. I've had to reinstall Olympus Master because my main computer died.

My main computer has been stupid recently, so I decided to install Olympus Master onto my laptop (which has Windows Vista). The installation went fine, so I plugged in my camera, clicked 'PC' on the camera's screen and went to 'Transfer Images' on Olympus Master. I ended up with the following message:

"The software is unable to find an Olympus digital camera connected to a USB port on your computer,"

...So, I've tried every USB port on my laptop and I've even unplugged and plugged back in the part of the cable that plugs into the camera itself but I keep getting that message. My laptop itself realises something's been plugged in, as it brings up 'Autoplay' - I've clicked on 'Open folder to view files' and it has all my pictures in that folder apart from the photos I've taken at an event this weekend. ...And because it's those photos I want this whole thing is making me incredibily annoyed. The photos themselves can be viewed perfectly fine on the camera itself.

Then I decided to see if my main computer would be anymore helpful, but I get exactly ... Read more

A:My camera's software can't find the plugged-in camera

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I rarely use my Yoga pen, camera, and microphone. But yesterday i have to review a PDF file so take up my pen but i won't work at all.  Then i opened device manager and camera is gone also. Then i downgraded OS from W10 x64 1607 to Windows 8.1, same thing! Lenovo, please help!

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Hi everyone, Last night I updates the camera and smart card drivers from Lenvo website. Immediately after the update, the camera simply stopped working. I have tried multiple things since then, including uninstalling and re-installing the driver multiple times, trying to change the driver defaul USB Video Device, etc. But now I can't even see the camera listed in the Device Manager even after checking the Show Hidden Devices option. Let me know if someone has any idea what to do about this. Thanks!

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Hello. I have a G50-70 laptop. I try to use the camera but no success. The white light is burning so there is some activity.I have updated the drivers so that's oke. I use windows 10Anyone has an idea?Thank you

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Dear,Sirs! I have laptop: lenovo (ThinkPad) T500, OS:Windows10 Pro, version:1709. On my laptop does not work the integrated camera: When turn on camera, the laptop writes: We can't find your camera, error code camera: OxAOOF4244(OxCOODABED), in programs: Skype, Viber camera does not work, but in the Skype browser Internet Explorer camera works. All operations in Device Manager: desabling, enabling, removing, installing camera, drivers, synchronization I did, but not help. Tell me please, what can I do more for normaly working my camera.Best regards to You! Nikoay LarionovMy email:[email protected]

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So bottom line, my computer was updated by one of the recent updates.
Later that day my camera stopped working, where i would be able to send the invite it would load and it would turn off after 15 seconds. I though UN-installing and installing it back would work, but now every time i press the camera is goes straight to video call and it's extremely laggy and slow.


Is there any fix that i could possibly get/download/install or maybe an update i can obtain to fix this problem? Please Help, this is very urgent as i need it to contact for business purposes really quickly.


My Computer (Acer) Had first had Ares Vista on it, due to trying to download Windows 7 it had crashed, i had formatted the whole computer, and put Windows 7 on it (What i use right now). Could the problem be that i have to install the Cam again? Note: This was working before the update had happen, i tried Un-doing the update and it still didn't work so I'm guessing it's the messenger. I've also been told about various problems with the messenger and this is why i am asking for some inside help!

Please Help!

- Nikky


A:Camera For Windows Live Messenger Not Working! (Windows 7)

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Hi All,

I have a Dell laptop running Windows 8.1 and my camera app recently stopped working. When I open the app a message comes up saying

We can?t get to the camera roll right now
Something went wrong while accessing the camera roll.

I assume that the default save location for photos and videos is my pictures library but there is definitely a folder there called ?Camera Roll? so what is the problem? Also, is there any way that I can get the photos to save to SkyDrive?

Any help would be appreciated

William Dry.

A:Camera app can't find Camera Roll

Hi William.

William. try this.
Open file explorernavigate to the folder "Camera Roll"right click on itselect include in libraryspecify pictures

This will at least show your folder "Camera Roll" in the Metro Pictures library (I hope enable them to be saved in cloud)
After that I don't know (re your application) Is there an options/settings in the app that you can specify where the folder is?

Let us know how you go.

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I have a digial camera software installed on my computer and have no problems manipulating software, drive, camera pictures, transferring, printing etc.
However, I recently installed a SONY video camera software on the same computer and have no problems transferring from video camera to computer, but cannot print or transfer videos to DVDs, the error is 'CANNOT FIND DRIVE E" and there are no other drives to choose from.
Should I stick with the computer transfer or should I purchase some other product to transfer videos?
HELP! My video camera is full and I don't want to delete anything!

A:Digitial camera/video camera

Once you get it on the computer you can do anything you like with the videos. Download them to the computer to free up the card. You can then make a DVD or whatever you want to do with the videos.

Even if you could transfer directly to DVD you would have to check the DVD carefully before dumping the files from the card. The computer as an intermediate step is the safest way to do it.

If the videos are important to you at all I wouldn’t trust them to a single source like a DVD.

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I bought a new AZ3-600 AIO running WIndows 8.1 and noticed a couple new "features" I hadn't seen before that I'd like to get rid of.  The first is a text icon reading "camera on" whenever the camera turns on, and likewise, "camera off" whent it turns off.  Is there a way I can disable this?  It's distracting, and I already have the light  near the camera to tell me when it's on or off. Thanks for any tips on how to do this! -Brad

A:Disable the "camera on" and "camera off" message

I'm not exactly sure what may be causing that. It could be a program called Acer Quick Access that allows you to manage hardware and software components. Try going to the start screen and typing "quick access" and launch the quick access program if it is present. See if there is an option in that program to enable or disable the camera notifications.

Important Links: US Driver Downloads | Knowledge Base Articles | Service LocationsRemember to mark posts that resolved your issue with Accept as Solution.You can even mark multiple posts in a single thread. This will make it easier for others to find the same information.

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...why for my digital it is telling me Camera not connected when it worked fine before I tried to get my new Veo Web Camera to work.

I just bought and ran the software to install my Veo Web Camera, but it's not working. In my device manager it is listed under imaging devices and under USB Controllers the things that are supposed to be there are too...I've uninstalled and reinstalled and still nothing...anyone have any idea what's going on?? I'm getting so aggrivated! I know my computer is a piece of you know what, but this camera should work dang it!

A:Web Camera, Digital Camera Question about...

Just wanted to post that I downloaded the directx drivers from the Microsoft website and it worked.

Still says "camera not connected" for my digital? Any ideas!

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I bought a new AZ3-600 AIO running WIndows 8.1 and noticed a couple new "features" I hadn't seen before that I'd like to get rid of.  The first is a text icon reading "camera on" whenever the camera turns on, and likewise, "camera off" whent it turns off.  Is there a way I can disable this?  It's distracting, and I already have the light  near the camera to tell me when it's on or off. Thanks for any tips on how to do this! -Brad

A:Disable the "camera on" and "camera off" message

I'm not exactly sure what may be causing that. It could be a program called Acer Quick Access that allows you to manage hardware and software components. Try going to the start screen and typing "quick access" and launch the quick access program if it is present. See if there is an option in that program to enable or disable the camera notifications.

Important Links: US Driver Downloads | Knowledge Base Articles | Service LocationsRemember to mark posts that resolved your issue with Accept as Solution.You can even mark multiple posts in a single thread. This will make it easier for others to find the same information.

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Hello, basically I want to know if it's possible to change the status of my digital camera when I plug it in. It always loads up as a "Removable Disk" because it has photos and videos on it, thus I cannot record or go on video conversations with people I know, but I want to be able to use it as a web cam so I can record myself through the computer like that the camera doesn't die on me while I'm recording. I've read the "Owner's Manual" and I did not find a single thing about setting it up as a web cam.

My digital camera is Centrios Digital Camera 6MP/7MP 2518151 (Silver).


A:Digital Camera showing as "Removable Disk" instead of regular camera/web cam.

Not every digital Camera can be used as a Webcam, your best bet is to email the mfg.

I tried looking on their web site but it didn't even show Camera's as a Link?

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I need help. up to about several week ago I was always been able to download my photos from my cameras removable disk into the portal of my computer. Now it won't

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I am trying to figure out how to switch from from facing camera to the back facing camera. I dont see the icon. 

A:How to switch from front facing camera to back facing camera-Yoga 900?

Hello and welcome,
I don't think that the Yoga 900 has a rear camera.

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Hi - I have a Logitech QuickCam Communicate STX - have had it a while and its always worked. Now whilst I can see myself if I open the cam for myself, but if I chat to someone on Windows Live Messenger - there is a red cross, and the picture doesnt appear. Im using Windows XP Home Edition.

Strangely enough my other laptop which has Vista and a built in Cam (and has worked) - also doesnt work on Windows Live Messenger.

Have you any clues?


A:Web Camera not working

have you tried this
Click the Actions menu, point to Video, and then click Show your webcam.
Click a contact, and then click OK.Click to expand...

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I have had this computer(Hp Envy 15t ae000) about a month and a half now but before it reached  a month I notice that my web camera is not working. Its giving me an error message "To get started, connect a camrea" the OS that is on the system is 8.1. I need to get it sorted out, I am disappointed that I am experiencing such problem this early.kindly provide me with help and a solution to this issue.

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I have installed IP CAmera - DVR Viewer, in Location Qatar. This camera is installed and connected in the LAN Of the Qatar Location and is configured with DynDNS. The Router is a SPEEDPOINT and the Firewall is turned off. The Hostname is updated successfully in the router. Port 8080 is forwarded.
The Problem is the camera is able to view from any location inside Qatar. But our HO is based in the UAE. We are not able to access the camera from the UAE.
Similarly they are not able to access the cameras in UAE. But in UAE Locally we can access it. These host names are under zone level services in the DynDNS Account.
Please help us in advising in what ways we will be able to access the Camera Worldwide?

Syed Mohammed Sirajuddin

A:IP Camera not working

Use Ping and Traceroute tools to diagnose the problem:


Try Ping and Traceroute tests locally and from UAE and compare.

Ping the public ip address of the camera and the DNS name.......For example:


Ping www.thecamera.qatar


Traceroute www.thecamera.qatar

NOTE: As you are aware there are a number of restricted websites/services in Qatar. You may have to check with your local internet provider to be certain you are allowed to send traffic on that port outside of the country?

Show your internet provider the Ping and Traceroute results. I do not think this forum can help you bypass restrictions.

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