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    Does anyone else have any errors with the VIMICRO USB PC CAMERA on Vista, it worked fine under XP SP2, however i have tried using it on vista & Windows Live Messenger (Which its designed for), and it can load all the drivers etc, but always displays a black screen?.

    Has anyone managed to get there VIMICRO USB PC CAMERA to run under vista, i am also unable to install the software again due to my OS not being Windows XP, and i have also tried running setup.exe with compatability mode (Win XP SP2), but it still tells me it could not run due to it not being windows XP


    Tuesday, October 3, 2006 7:58 PM

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  • It name was "VIMICRO PC USB CAMERA" I think "VMC 303". But i installed "Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor". That name is "A4 TECH USB PC Camera H" now, and it is working correctly. I don't have any problem about webcam. Thank you for insteret.
    Wednesday, October 11, 2006 7:59 PM
  • The best way to update any webcam is to try to get the software directly from the manufacturer. Using any driver from 2003 is almost guaranteed that it may have issues running under Vista since it was written before Vista was even released.  Getting a Certified for Vista driver is the best way to get a product that is guaranteed to work.  Also, as a note, driver software does not uninstall properly. Occasionally you can fix this by making registry changes to the filters but do so at your own risk.
    Monday, April 30, 2007 10:44 PM

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  • Hello dilerabdullah,

    What version of the VIMICRO usb camera are you using?

    Where did you get the driver? (Came with the camera etc?)

    You mentioned "Does anyone else have any error with the VIMICRO USB PC CAMERA on Vista. (what is the error that you are seeing?)

    Thanks,
    Louis Shanks

    AppCompat

    Wednesday, October 11, 2006 3:25 PM
  • It name was "VIMICRO PC USB CAMERA" I think "VMC 303". But i installed "Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor". That name is "A4 TECH USB PC Camera H" now, and it is working correctly. I don't have any problem about webcam. Thank you for insteret.
    Wednesday, October 11, 2006 7:59 PM
  • I have a problem with my Vimicro usb webcam model # ZC0301PLH.  I had it working at one point but due to problems with my computer i had to reinstall windows.  Now i cannot seem to get the camera to be recognised by the pc.  I have installed the files using "setup.exe" in the cd that accompanied the webcam and it still will not work.  I am running this software on windows xp home edition.  Any help at all is much appreciated.

    Cheers

    • Proposed as answer by Albert0888 Monday, December 12, 2011 8:39 PM
    Tuesday, October 24, 2006 5:08 PM
  • Hi there I too have a problem with my webcam   recognizes the voice but does not show the picture... I have no 303b could you please help me find the download I need???? Please and Thank you.... Heidi
    Saturday, February 24, 2007 5:38 PM
  • Hi,

    I'm also experiencing the same problem, my VIMicro webcam 305 gets detected as the A4 Tech camera, sound works but I get no picture, just an empty video window when I try to view the camera output. 

    I've also tried installing the XP drivers and get exactly the same problem.

    The camera works fine on XP Sp2.

    Does anybody know of a driver for the VIMICRO series of webcams that works for vista.

     

    Thanks.

    Thursday, March 22, 2007 11:09 AM
  • Hello

     

    I have the VIMICRO USB PC Camera (ZC0301PLH) and it works fine under Visa home basic and XP.

     

    I chose not to use the update file via Windows update as it seemed to want to install the (VC0303) camera.

     

    I used an old driver that I got from a friend so I am not sure where he got it from.

     

    How would i make it available for download? Its a zip file and its 61megs.

     

    Regards

     

    Winston

     

     

     

    Friday, April 13, 2007 8:50 PM
  • hi can you advise me which drivers you used to connect Vimicro ZC0301PLH camera, i got windows vista. please advise me  thanks.

    Saturday, April 14, 2007 10:59 AM
  • Hello all,

     

    I am not sure this is the best way to share the files but I have uploaded them to my website for you to download.

     

    www.wegofly.co.uk

     

    On the links page you will find a button. Press it to begin download.

     

    Regards

     

    Winston

    Saturday, April 14, 2007 12:27 PM
  • dude... or anyone.. I got a friend I'm helping set up vista in her computer and they got this camera vimicro with the problem discribed above. when updating drivers at microsoft sd it failed to update the driver vc0303. the current driver installed in the camera is version  301.6.227.4 and this the driver id according to ms is 12695098 any ideas how to get that driver update?, it doesnt show it when i tried to custom update in windows vista.

     

    should I installed the windows vista advisor on vista ? to make it run???

     

    ps. under scanners and cameras it doesnt show the vimicro camera and device manager doesnt show any conflicts or issues with the camera which shows installed.

     

    on vimicro webiste tells you this driver was avaliable since 2003.. where do i get it from...

     

    thanks in advance to anyone!!

    Monday, April 16, 2007 2:10 AM
  • help, how did you manage to fix ur webcam,
    i am using window Vista now and i have installed the driver for VIMICRO USB PC CAMERA VC0303. but it can only show complete blank or black
    the computer say it is working properly but it is not
    i tried using Window Vista Upgrade Advisor and it says it will automatically update and work but it is not working.. did i use it the wrong way?
    plz plz help me
    thank you very much.
    Monday, April 30, 2007 10:22 PM
  • The best way to update any webcam is to try to get the software directly from the manufacturer. Using any driver from 2003 is almost guaranteed that it may have issues running under Vista since it was written before Vista was even released.  Getting a Certified for Vista driver is the best way to get a product that is guaranteed to work.  Also, as a note, driver software does not uninstall properly. Occasionally you can fix this by making registry changes to the filters but do so at your own risk.
    Monday, April 30, 2007 10:44 PM
  • I'm afraid not! I haven't been able to.

    I did get a driver that some nice dude shared with me from the "vista geeks" website but it was pretty much the same driver that came with the camera, so it didnt work. I emailed him back but he hasnt replied yet, (2 weeks ago)

    Sorry!, let me know if you have any luck!

    Tuesday, May 1, 2007 1:06 AM
  • hey i have the same problem i think, as i got a vimicro webcam and it worked on vista before i updated the driver software and now it doesnt work... it just shows a blank screen...but the mic still works...

    however before i updated the software my computer kept crashing after installing the software for the webcam so i updated it to see if it would stop and it has but now my webcam doesnt work

     

    Tuesday, May 1, 2007 5:57 PM
  • Hello all,

     

    This is a basic install guide for the Vimicro USB PC Camera (ZC301PLH)

    1. Unistall the camera via control panel, add remove hardware.

    2. restart pc

    3. Download the driver file from www.wegofly.co.uk Links tab ( I have made the file smaller now. Only 31 megs)

    4. unzip the file and find the Driver folder. Select and run the Setup.exe

    5. Select next and allow the files to install. You might need to restart your computer again.

     

    Do not allow the update from Windows Update to install as my camera seemed to

    stop working after I updated and I had to do it all again. (uncheck the option)

     

    The camera should now work fine.

     

    Please give it a go and tell me if it works for you.

     

    Thanks

     

     

     

     

    Tuesday, May 1, 2007 6:45 PM
  • dear winston
    humm so i tired with the one you put up before...  but then it didnt work, it says it has installed sucessfully (i cant sseem to stop the windows update to install it by itself.. it just automatically start and install it as long as i plug it webcam in..where so i uncheck the option it doesn give me an option it jsut installed itself?)
    so i tried to uninstall it now, and it is refusing to!! i keep on clicking uninstall and it just doesnt that uninstalling -_-''' i have restarted the laptop million times to try to uninstall it but it is just still there..?
    this is so messed up ... > <
    plz help if you can find a solution
    but thanks a lot for help already Smile
    W


    Tuesday, May 1, 2007 10:30 PM
  • Winston

     

    Thanks for sharing the driver..but the link is dead! (It says it's over the limit when I tried to download it), is there a chance for you to upload it somewhere else?

    How about just pass it on via msn or some p2p application (let us know when you're connected) for us to download it

     

    thanks again for your help!

     

    Francisco.

    Wednesday, May 2, 2007 5:16 AM
  • After hours of searching &amp; reading the forums i finally found a driver database which contained an update of the Intex ViMicro VC0303 Webcam. Although Windows Vista now recognizes the camera as A4 Tech PC Camera H ... it works perfectly.

    For anyone interested i've uploaded the driver to rapidshare. Here's the link:
    http://rapidshare.com/files/31156660/camera-driver.zip

    My suggestion is uninstall any previous drivers you might have installed, restart, install this driver & restart again ^_^

    Hope this helps!
    • Proposed as answer by harkn_james Friday, February 12, 2010 2:38 AM
    Sunday, May 13, 2007 10:11 PM
  • hi

     

    actually i have the same prob. with my webcam.

    if u have got the same solution , plz let me know.

     

    thanks

    pa123

    Thursday, June 21, 2007 6:19 PM
  • I am struggling to get my vimicro web cam vc0303 working.
    I can not find a driver that works on my vista home basic.
    And your driver link doesn't seem to work.
    I tried the updated driver from the vimicro website and its no good.
    Please can anyone help.
    Sunday, July 8, 2007 9:38 PM
  • I think I still have the driver that was avaliable to download at the link previously noted in my computer, I'll try to look for it and I'll try to upload it again. I know for sure that the driver works...
    Monday, July 9, 2007 6:20 PM
  • here's the link

    I just uploaded the compressed file

    Hope it works for you as it worked for me.

    You may need to download winrar to unzip the file!

    http://rapidshare.com/files/42433220/camera-driver.zip.html

     

    good luck!

    Thursday, July 12, 2007 5:33 AM
  • Hi,

    i bought a vimicro usb pc camera (303) from ebay when i first installed it into my laptop it didnt work but suddenly it started working...........however i had to unistall it due to some reason and now when i reinstalled it ........it doesnt work anymore.......i get blank screen although my computer seems to say that its connected i get no visual.........

     

    Francisco......

    i downloaded the zip file that u have provided but that doesnt seem to work for me im just sooooo confused because i used the cd that came with the camera...........its supposed to be vista compatible but it didnt work................and since i have download and installed and unistalled many drivers but cant seem to get it to work i am getting really really frustrated someone plzzzzzzzzz help

    Wednesday, July 18, 2007 9:56 AM
  • Vista doesn't support 'old' web cams and 'old' printers very well at all.

    I have 6 cams, all of which work perfectly in XPSP2 and even in Linux. As soon as you plug em into a box running any build of Vista, whammo, doesn't work no matter what you try. Two of my cams are mentioned here by other users, VM301 and VM303.
    My advice, don't bother trying to use them in Vista, you'll just waste time and get frustrated.

    If you really want to use them then throw XP SP2 back on like I did because Vista is nothing short of a POS with some eye candy.

    Don't even get me started on problems with Windows Live mail and MSN in Vista - you'll be using it fine for a few months and then BANG, it dies, and the next time you open it it has to re-install, only thing is the re-install process dies and it gets into a never ending loop.

    Our company has about 1500 user desktops running XP SP2, they are all 'Vista ready' but after the first day into our 4 week testing phase we decided that Vista is not suitable for use in a business where people need to actually get things done.

    Note to M$: Computers are meant to be tools, for DOING things. They aren't meant to be something that you have to spend more time fixing than doing things which are productive.
    Saturday, August 4, 2007 3:03 AM
  • everyone has had bad and good experiences... I bought recently a brand new computer from the company where i work at, they installed windows vista, premium and the only complain that I have is my old lexmark wouldnt work due to vista.. but I knew that from the beginning so no big sorprise there... I have no other problems whatsoever to report.. I'm pretty sure it's not perfect and I'm pretty sure xp when it came out it had a whole bunch of bugs that eventually got resolved... I'm not defening ms or vista. All I'm saying is that change is shocking! but eventually turns out to be right thing as you move forward! (except for windows mellinum which turned out to be *** from day one until the last day for every one)

    Saturday, August 4, 2007 11:22 PM
  • My Vimicro cam won't work with Vista

    Tuesday, September 18, 2007 9:20 PM
  • I have a noname web , it has about 6 years and works perfect on windows vista ultimate ...

    Now my neighbour bouth a vimicro vc0303 .... night vision , and doesent work on vista ultimate ... wtf ? ... what is the logic ? ... an old camera works just fine and the intex webcam apears with a black screen ... on xp works just fine but my neighbour does not want to change vista for xp because xp works like *** ... and has a lot of virus problems ....

    I tried to instal that driver from a4tech ... but still the same *** ! BlaCK SCREEN !

    Other recomandations ?
    Thursday, September 20, 2007 10:34 AM
  • hiya.  i cant find the link you are on about.  probably having a blond moment.  anyone help me find it?  i have a webcam the 301 and i am getting increasingly anoyed that it wont work

    thanx

    Tuesday, September 25, 2007 4:10 PM
  • Hi,

    I just got the vimicro vc0303 on ebay for a friend.  The software installed fine on both xp and vista.  When I plug the camera to the notebook with xp, it wouldn't install.  On the vista, a blank black screen only.

     

    I have been reading on the forum, may be because I have the window updated.  I spent the whole morning back and forth still no luck.

     

    Any luck on you installation.

     

     

    Thursday, October 11, 2007 6:19 PM
  • hi guys!!!

     

    I have read all your posts regarding ViMicro VC0303 Webcam. I had the same problem with yours. The first time I've installed it, the name was A4tech PC Camera. But after sometime I've carelessly unistalled it and happened not to use it for so how many days. I've search alot on how to fix it. Then I have unplugged and plugged it so many times and got a different name of cam as "ViMicro VC0303 Webcam". It sais in the control panel that the pc cam is properly working but i get a black screen which is not good. And then I went to the A4Tech Website to see if they have a free driver installation on camera. So I got a perfect solution to it! Now, I can use my cam. No hustle!

     

    Hope you guys can get some help on this, visit the www.A4tech.com. Its all free and no limit of days usage. I tells you what you got to do and direct you on installations, the proper driver for your model cam that is suited to your Operating System.

     

    Just follow the directions and be sure to restart your pc.

     

    Chilllllllaaaaaaaaxxxxxxxxxxxxxx!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     

    Friday, October 19, 2007 11:53 AM

  • A very nice solution Francisco. It works perfectly - thanks for sharing.

    Anyone else having the same problem especially with a vm0303 VIMICRO webcam, I can't see why this won't work for you too. Here is exactly what I did

    1. Download Francisco's file and unzip to temp
    2. Uninstall Driver from device manager.
    3. Restart windows (at prompt or manually)
    4. When windows restarts it will say it found new hardware. Select browse for driver and point it at your temp directory.



    Sunday, November 18, 2007 1:20 PM
  • Hi, I have the camera installed and is working fine but I cant get any voice recordings, the microphone doesnt seem to work at all, any suggestions

     

    Saturday, November 24, 2007 8:56 PM
  • hi guys,
    i'm dissapointed to say it didnt work for me even after i installed the driver from the last page and i have no idea of what else to do other than trash the camera.
     
    any more suggestions?
     
    Sunday, November 25, 2007 11:58 AM
  • I email to the company and they sent me a new file.  Send me your email address to chopstk@hotmail.com so I can attach the file.

    Monday, November 26, 2007 12:32 AM
  • i sent you the email.
    did you get it?
    Monday, November 26, 2007 4:26 PM
  • hi every body this problem is fixed so easy just go to www.vimicro.com they can detect you cammera then give you the driver its as easy as that tryed all them other silly ideas the microsoft man was righ i know this works so end of problem
    Thursday, November 29, 2007 9:02 AM
  • dont trash the cammera just go to www.vimicro.com they have the new driver 2007 model and dont worry they have a detection tool to find the driver you nead

    Thursday, November 29, 2007 9:07 AM
  • go to www.vimicro.com this will fix it no problem at all

    Thursday, November 29, 2007 9:10 AM
  • this took me like 5 mins to fix all them other ideas are very missleading
    Thursday, November 29, 2007 9:16 AM
  • i've got the same problem. got the vimicro vc0303 (now recognised by vista as the A4 Tech PC Camera H, got sound but no video, did anyone get it working properly?

    Tuesday, December 11, 2007 5:57 AM
  • I'm having the same problem with the viciro ZC0301PLH, trying to uninstall it at the moment then going to try download from the vimicro site to see if that works. when i first installed it. It was working ok at first but then i tried to uninstall the version i got on the disc then it stopped working just get mic but blank screen.

     

    Well tried the down load but still got the same problem

      really get my goat! lol

    Friday, February 22, 2008 4:14 PM
  • This website has nothing about drivers
    Thursday, March 13, 2008 3:28 PM
  • hello, i have a small problem with my webcam it's also intex nightvision 303 . when i install the webcam my tv tuner it desn't work anymore . the tv tuner driver  is gone when the webcam's driver is installed.  what should i do i have tried linux  i tried installing windows several times i had downloaded another driver and is the same problem .  i have this problem from last year....pls give me an advice , other than i should change my webcam...Big Smile   thanx
    Wednesday, March 19, 2008 8:28 AM
  • It has taken me a while cause i'm a novice to this, but to try and help you all. I visited the Vimicro website, www.vimicro.com and clicked on drivers, I already had it installed as vs0303 but as with most of us, sound but no pic. I saved this folder, zc0301plh, DRV_ZC0301PLH_20070329.  I then opened and installed it. I did try this a couple of times and on my second attemp it works perfect. Oh and just to let you know I am running vista home basic so it should work for those of you who need it. I really hope this works for you as it has me, and believe me I'm one of those people who really doesn't have a clue, as I brought the cam of ebay thinking it was a plug and go. Anyway good luck folks.

    Friday, March 28, 2008 12:15 AM
  • WoW! Peanut, can u help me please, I have Vista home basic and this newWebcam VC0303 from Vimicro and I just get a blank capture screen when I run Amcap.exe. I installed the driver from Vimicro's website (several attempts) and all has failed. I also heard maybe I needed the Virtual Machine from Java and I downloaded that and NOTHING!

    Can you help me!

     

     

    Sunday, April 27, 2008 3:16 AM
  • Hi there egood, to be honest I'm not sure how to tell you how to do it cause I don't know how I did it myself, but if you download both vc0303 drv_vco3o3_50hz_0927 and then zc0301plh drv_zc0301plh_070329 save them to your computer then open and run them it seems to work. It did take me a lot of messing around. Microsoft finds the drivers when you plug the camera in and it installs everything you need to use it, including the little amcap icon on your screen. But when you come to view the camera there is nothing. I did at first uninstall the Microsoft driver and try the one which begins with zc0303plh; but that too didn't work. So i installed them both and it started to work fine. I didn't mess with any thing else, at least nothing to do with virtual java any way, my brother would kill me!!!. Try both drivers together and see how you get on, good luck.

    Tuesday, April 29, 2008 8:31 PM
  • Hi, I'm neither having problem with my webcam nor using Windows Vista. 

    I am using Windows XP SP2 and scanner CanonScan FB 630Ui.

    My scanner is an old one that I bought it when I had another notebook with Windows 98.

    I tried to use the old scanner on my notebook with Windows XP SP2. 

    At first, it did not work so I downloaded the relevant files/drivers from Canon website. 

    However, everytime when I start the image scanner software, a "Vimicro" error occurs. 

    I reported the problem to Microsoft each time but there is no reply. 

    I can still scan a page or two before the whole notebook becomes black out (power down). 

    CanonScan FB 630Ui has no individual power supply but it receives power from USB port. 

    I do not know what exactly the problem is. 

    Anything related to image?  Memory space?  Power supply? 

    Confused... ...

    Tuesday, May 6, 2008 6:36 AM
  • Hi there, did you use the driver that originally came with your canon scan or one that you downloaded from the canon website. I took a quick look at the canon website myself and they don't appear to have canon scan FB 630Ui. They have FB 630U, if you downloaded this driver that might be why. There are lots of other things to download too such as tools and scangear twain driver. And do you have a vimicro web cam, or any other product by them installed on your notebook. I looked through the self help pages on  the canon website and they too seem as though they could give you as much help as possible. You might want to take time to have a good look through as some times it is the simplest of things.

    Wednesday, May 7, 2008 10:47 PM
  • Thanks for your reply, peanut.m.  I installed Canon Scan FB630Ui software to my Windows XP SP2 notebook by the original CD that came with the scanner.  Then I downloaded 2 files from the following Canon links:

    (1)  ScanGear CS for Windows Ver5.3.2 SetupDisk:

          http://cweb.canon.jp/drv-upd/canoscan/fb-series.html

    (2)  ScanGear Toolbox CS Ver2.2.3 for Windows SetupDisk:

          http://cweb.canon.jp/drv-upd/canoscan/utility.html#fbseries

    After the above programs were installed, I still encountered the "vimicro" error. 

     

    I tried another old scanner with a power supply yesterday.  There was no power down being occurred.  Hence the reason of sudden power down might be related to the insufficient power supply from the notebook to the scanner FB630Ui that receives power by USB port.  However the "vimicro" error is still a mystery to me whenever I started the scanner software.   

     

    I did installed a few web cam before but I did not connect the web cam when the "Vimicro" error appeared. 

    I do not know if any of my web cam belongs to vimicro type or not.  How can I check? 

     

    Thursday, May 8, 2008 12:50 AM
  •  peanut.m wrote:

    Hi there, did you use the driver that originally came with your canon scan or one that you downloaded from the canon website. I took a quick look at the canon website myself and they don't appear to have canon scan FB 630Ui. They have FB 630U, if you downloaded this driver that might be why. There are lots of other things to download too such as tools and scangear twain driver. And do you have a vimicro web cam, or any other product by them installed on your notebook. I looked through the self help pages on  the canon website and they too seem as though they could give you as much help as possible. You might want to take time to have a good look through as some times it is the simplest of things.

     

    Hi peanut.m.  I found a Vimicro directory in the "Program Files".  There is a sub-directory named "VM301B". 

    From the Vimicro web site that you suggested in your previous message, I saw ZC0301Plus, ZC0301PL, ZC0301PLH and VC0301PLNV, etc. but I could not find any "VM301B". 

    http://www.vimicro.com/english/product/pc003.htm 

     

    Thursday, May 8, 2008 1:34 AM
  • Hi there again Pettigrain, quick question. Does your webcam have a metal outercase with eight led lights around it, and do you use it at all ?

    Thursday, May 8, 2008 9:09 PM
  •  peanut.m wrote:

    Hi there again Pettigrain, quick question. Does your webcam have a metal outercase with eight led lights around it, and do you use it at all ?

     

    Hi, peanut.m.  Thanks for your reply and previous tips. 

    One of my webcams, 301P USB Camera, does have a

    metal outercase with led lights around it (to be used in dark environment). 

    I seldom use my webcam which is not plugged in unless I have to use it. 

    From your previous suggestion to download drivers from Vimicro web site,

    I tried to download a few files such as ZC0301Plus, ZC0301PL, ZC0301PLH, etc. 

    It seems that both ZC0301PL and ZC0301PLH have same contents but

    ZC0301PLH comes with 1 more file "Driver_ZC0301PLH_Vista_Setup_070329.exe". 

    Although I do not have Windows Vista, I tried the above setup file. 

    After installation, the "Vimicro" error has not shown up even if I started my scanner. 

    I am not sure if the error will be gone forever and I need more time to check. 

    Thanks for your suggestion again. 

     

    Friday, May 9, 2008 12:54 AM
  • I'm having the same problem with my web cam.  I guess I need to read all these replies to see if there is a solution.  Sure bugs me.


    Friday, May 9, 2008 5:15 AM
  • After purchasing a foot style webcam off of eBay that did come with the driver cd, XP did not want to recognize it.  After a couple of hours over a few days of searching, I found this remedy and it WORKED.  Thank you SOOO much.
    Monday, May 12, 2008 12:03 AM
  • I have the same webcam. As soon as I did exactly what you did, I got the same problem but mine occured after I downloaded "service pack 3 for XP"

     

    I have used 3 webcams so far & same thing happens with all of them. They install but then are not recognized. Ive been working on this problem for about 2 weeks. If I find out a solution I will let you know. Cheers Angela

    Saturday, June 7, 2008 10:19 PM
  • Hi, Angela.

    I have Vimicro 301 and read all of 56 messages on board and nothing has worked for me so far. Vimicro website doesn't have a link to drivers, the other websites mentioned that are supposed to have drivers don't have them posted any more. Where can I find the 2007 driver from Vimicro? Ideas? Thanks, S.

     

    Thursday, June 26, 2008 7:36 PM
  •  

    YOKYO is right about half way down is line : Detection Tool of Vimicro PC Camera Processors Model without notice

    on support and driver page. Download the chip detector and then the appropraite driver!!

     

     

    http://www.vimicro.com/english/product/pc003.htm

     

    go here and then download chip detector install your driver, should be all done. YOKYO kept saying check the site check the site, but i missed this too, so here it is!! eNjoy Wink

    Wednesday, July 2, 2008 12:47 AM
  • Fantastic solution. I have been trying to get my Vimicro webcam [6 LED's] working for ages and it is working better than it did when first installed. Just installed drivers A4 Tech PC Camera H and all is well. I initially had installed webcam on my XP Desktop but it struggled to find drivers on start up, eventually grinding to a halt. I next tried to install webcam on Vista laptop, same problem. The quality of capture is far better, an improvement on the original drivers supplied with cam, just need to check which is best frames per sec, have raised fps and quality keeps improving. Thankyou. I can now relax and sleep well tonight !
    Monday, December 1, 2008 10:16 PM
  • Thanks - your solution seems to be working perfectly.
    Just hope that when I restart, Vista doesn't want to play ball again!
    Friday, February 12, 2010 2:40 AM
  • Thanks Steve, you put me on the right track! I tried all the other suggestions mentioned on this site, but yours worked for me. The only difference is that I am using Windows 7 Home Premium, 32bit. Webcam Vimicro 303.

    For others using the same OS the following is what I did:

    Downloaded A4 Tech PC Camera H (which included XP32/2000,Vista/Win 7 drivers) 41mg in total. This I did from Rapidshare (Switzerland), slow mode which is free to download
    Ran the zipped file to my preferred location
    Ran the Installation program from the Setup file in drivers/Win 7 folder
    Restarted my computer
    Connected my webcam

    To prevent Windows from auto installing from wherever it wants to go to:
    Control Panel, System & Security, Device Drivers
    Select Imaging Devices, you will see A4 Tech PC Camera H
    Right click, select Properties, update driver and select "Browse for driver software on my computer"
    Point to the .....\A4_PC_Camera_H\driver\Win7

    And hey presto, it worked after many frustrating attempts.

    Word of warning: if you change your usb/microphone from either back to front of the computer you will need to reinstall the driver.

     

    Saturday, January 1, 2011 11:35 AM
  • Guys... GET SERIOUS... the camera works Fine! both vista and 7... i thought that there is a "white/black screen" problem too.. until..

    go:

    http://www.vimicro.com/english/product/pc003.htm

    download "Detection Tool of Vimicro PC Camera Processors Model without notice"

    and that tool will search automatically for the right driver.. and will give you back a link to download.

    i did these steps and now.. no more white or black screens with windows 7

    Cheers.

    Thursday, March 17, 2011 6:18 AM