Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Asus Laptop: Webcam Upside Down/Inverted after Installing Windows 7

Problem: After installing Windows 7 on an Asus laptop, the built in camera output is upside down / inverted.

Reason: This is a well known problem with Asus laptop. It seems that the generic camera driver in Windows 7 is not compatible with Asus' camera. I have here an Asus K501J series laptop and when I view my camera in Yahoo Messenger, the output is upside down.

Solution: Download the updated driver from Asus support site. Search for your laptop model, and try every camera driver listed. There are usually 4 camera drivers listed/available. So, if the first did not work, try the next one.

Solution 2: Edit Windows Registry. Go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sunplus SPUVCb\VIDEOPROCAMP. Change VFlip value to 1.

Solution 3: If you're having problems in downloading your webcam driver, download and install ManyCam. This program is free and can flip and rotate your camera output. Also works with Gtalk, Skype, and other programs.

Known Asus laptop models with this issue:
G50VT-X, G51Jx, W7J, G1S, N50v, M70, Asus X53Ka, N10J, N10jh, K50, K50IE, K50IJ, Asus G50Vt-X1, ASUS laptop G50 vt, Asus K60i, ASUS U50F & K60I (K60IJ), Asus Pro71L notebook, Asus G50vt,asus G50Vt, ASUS N50VC laptop, Asus x59sl,

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

also include ASUS Model Pro77 Series

Anonymous said...

K61IC model has the same problem

Anonymous said...

X71A also...

Rachel Cole said...

Thank you so much. After days of calling asus, and them running me through programs, and drivers that didn't work, they wanted me to send my laptop in and told me that it MUST be broken. I tried the other drivers like you said, and the fourth one installed correctly, and flipped my cam. You're awesome!

metafysiko said...

UL30A also has the same problem.

Anonymous said...

nice one , many cams worked for me, Thanks

Anonymous said...

Add A52F too

Anonymous said...

Add A52F too

Anonymous said...

uhh do you guys LOOK at your website before deploying???
unreadable with larger monitors... background is DARK!

SigurĂ°ur MarĂ­sson said...

P50IJ has the same problem. ASUS is not doing a good job with the webcams.

Anonymous said...

add K52F also

Anonymous said...

x5dc has same problem cant find a fix ;-((

Anonymous said...

hey guys my name is jay have a asus a52j laptop the problem is tht the webcam is not workin in do any video chattin plzzzzz help me fix it

Anonymous said...

Add X52N also

Anamul Haque said...

me also: "Asus K52F"