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Windows 7: Logitech webcam driver for Acer Aspire 5680

30 Nov 2009   #1
herdubreid

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Logitech webcam driver for Acer Aspire 5680

I'm looking for a driver for built-in Logitech webcam Acer Aspire 5680. I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate.

I've tried this: Acer Support - Drivers & Download
Acer doesn't seem to have drivers for Windows 7. The XP/Vista drivers do not work. Windows 7 cannot find the webcam.

Any ideas, folks?


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12 Dec 2009   #2
t2000kw

Windows 7
 
 
Logitech webcam driver for Acer Aspire 5680

I have a different Aspire model but I found that Windows 7 already supported the web cam. It just doesn't have any software to make use of it.

Click on start, then right click on computer, then properties, then click on device manager (top left). Click next to imaging devices and see if there is "USB Video Device" or something similar. If it's there, yu just need some software to use your camera. You can try this out:

Yawcam - Yet Another Webcam Software

You'll need the Javascript runtime environment. If you don't have it, the installer offers to take you to the web page. Once you have Jave runtime installed, you can go back and install Yawcam. It's not hard to figure out, but you'll have to tell it what device you want it to use. I think you have to do it every time, but I haven't played much with it yet. There are other free web cam programs available also. This is just one that I tried to use with the camera to see if it was working.

Don
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13 Dec 2009   #3
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Welcome to seven forums herdubreid:Have you tried installing the Vista driver http://gd.panam.acer.com/home/ in compatibiity mode? Compatibility Mode Logitech also has free web cam software you might want to try. Logitech Vid? By not finding the web cam do you mean it doesn't show up in device manager? Do you have any devices with yellow triangels next to them in device manager? Would you copy and paste a screen shot of your device manager for use to see? Fabe
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18 Dec 2009   #4
herdubreid

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thank you so much folks. Only one thing worked: run the Vista driver in compatibility mode.
Acer doesn't have drivers for Windows 7.

Thanks!!! Cheers!!!
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18 Dec 2009   #5
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Glad the driver worked , You should be able to use it with windows live messanger. Fabe
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10 Jan 2010   #6
apbrady

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by herdubreid View Post
I'm looking for a driver for built-in Logitech webcam Acer Aspire 5680. I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate.

I've tried this: Acer Support - Drivers & Download
Acer doesn't seem to have drivers for Windows 7. The XP/Vista drivers do not work. Windows 7 cannot find the webcam.

Any ideas, folks?
herdubreid,

I have recently installed windows 7 professional, and have the same model (acer aspire 5680) and coincidentally am having a similar problem regarding my acer orbicam.

I was wondering which driver you downloaded and steps you took to installing it? I've been at this for a while and can't seem to find any viable solution.
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11 Jan 2010   #7
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Welcome apbrady: Try the post # 7 in This thread could work out for you as well. Hope so.. Please post.Thanks. Fabe acer aspire 5680 windows 7 issues
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16 Jan 2010   #8
kjames05

windows 7
 
 
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hey guys,

i also have the aspire 5680 and i'm running windows 7 home premium. acer orbicam does not work nor does the touchpad. i tried going to device manager to update the drivers but that didn't work out. any help?
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25 Jan 2010   #9
apbrady

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

kjames05,

I had the same problem as yourself (with the same model of aspire), and the solution I found (for the touchpad) was going to the synaptics website and downloaded the appropriate website.

for the webcam, acer offers three different kinds driver, (logitech, bison, and suyin) mine happened to be a logitech orbicam. what I did to solve the problem, was I downloaded the logitech driver, installed it running the executable file, still no webcam detection. I then went to the device manager to update the driver of the webcam, directing it towards the downloaded driver folder. and voila. it is working fine now.

hopefully that helps.
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25 Jan 2010   #10
kjames05

windows 7
 
 

thanks for the post apbrady,

for the webcam,
i tried doing the exact same thing as you but device manager couldn't locate the driver from the folder i selected

and for the touchpad,
i tried downloading the synaptics driver from acer's website but when trying to run it i just get an error that says "could not locate OS file"

i'm running windows 7 by the way
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