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Bought an previously owned Acer Inspire 1.

by davco7 / September 6, 2011 5:58 AM PDT

Now add some detail so that smart CNET users (like you!) can answer. If you're lucky, a CNET editor might choose your topic for a How To article or video.

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Now add some detail so that
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 6, 2011 6:08 AM PDT

You may want to add more detail.

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That's nice to know.
by Kees_B Forum moderator / September 6, 2011 6:12 AM PDT

Now continue with your question, problem or praise.

Kees

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More to the point
by davco7 / September 6, 2011 6:15 AM PDT

Re my recently acquired Acer Aspire One netbook - need to know how to use the webcam. Any help will be appreciated.

Thks... DRH

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Use the webcam?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 6, 2011 6:19 AM PDT
In reply to: More to the point

Try SKYPE?

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Re: Acer Aspire webcam
by Kees_B Forum moderator / September 6, 2011 6:20 AM PDT
In reply to: More to the point

- When you bought that laptop/netbook, did you buy the documentation/user manual/CD's also? The information you're looking for should be in/on that?
- Can you provide a link to the user manual of this laptop/netbook on the internet? Usually, they are available as pdf-file on the makers site.
- Even easier (for us): can you download that manual yourself to find the answer?

Kees

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nil documentation or CD with the netbook.
by davco7 / September 6, 2011 6:23 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: Acer Aspire webcam

I'll try the Acer website again. Didn't find the info I seem to need the first time I looked there.

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Bought an previously owned Acer Inspire 1 ANSWER
by luckyinktimbo / September 6, 2011 7:00 AM PDT
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Re: driver
by Kees_B Forum moderator / September 6, 2011 7:05 AM PDT

Such an Acer should have come with a fully working OS and one or 2 restore disks for OS and drivers. But maybe the previous owner did only a half restore or used a generic Windows XP CD for a reinstall and forgot about drivers. You never know with used machines.

The best is to start all over with a recovery to factory conditions.

Kees

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Opps forgot
by luckyinktimbo / September 6, 2011 7:19 AM PDT

After clicking the link, you need to follow the nifty lil' product tree Acer has set up there, AND then look for the Application tab.

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