Asus G73JH-TY088V Camera driver issue

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  1. <MarkS>

    <MarkS> Notebook Village Idiot

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    That's rotated :) if you rotate that image 180 degrees, you would be right side up, and your left side would be on the right side of the image where it should be.


    FWIW, I'm using the Asus driver for the 2.0M camera:

    Version V061.005.200.270
    Chicony_CNF_7246_CR Camera Driver for VISTA 64 WIN7 64 bit

    The equivalent for the 1.3M camera is:

    Version V061.005.200.270
    Chicony_CNF_7129_CR Camera Driver for VISTA 64 WIN7 64 bit

    (Both these drivers are on the utility/driver disk and on the Asus G73 downloads page)

    If these drivers don't install then maybe there's an OS installed driver blocking - make sure there's no imaging device drivers installed and if there is, remove the drivers first.
     
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    mjf6175 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Mark and Hasib...I think I got it fixed. Deleted the driver (the one I had just installed) through the Contol Panel, then ran CCleaner. I then uploaded the camera driver on the Asus web site ( arcadin..there are three, I downloaded the middle one). What is just not understandable is that I had been unable to download this very driver and I tried numerous times but it failed and why I posted here. The first succesful download of the camera driver was from the Sonix website in Hasib's link. After that I was then able to go the Asus site and get their latest camera driver which happily "corrected" the picture. Thanks to all....
     
  3. arcadiN

    arcadiN Newbie

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    Mjf6175, i'm so glad that u have fixed this. But I did your order, but i can't install the camera driver on the Asus web.... I did exactly same as u wrote. OMG i'm underdog!
     
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    mjf6175 Notebook Enthusiast

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    arcadin...I spoke to soon. Turned on my computer today and tried LifeFrame, get message no device found. Tried to reinstall the driver from the Asus web site and get the same old error message. Then went back to the Sonix web page that Hasib linked and downloaded a driver from there which did work BUT now back to the picture being flipped. At this point I think this is an issue between the Sonix driver and W7-ULTIMATE. If you ask me there is something in the software of the Ultimate version that is causing this
     
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    Hasib1522 Notebook Evangelist

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    if i remember correctly, the upside down issue can be fixed by editing a particular inf. File related to the cam. Google it, or look around in this forum, someone had the same prob n had it fixed, i remember reading abt it in the asus thread.
     
  6. Hasib1522

    Hasib1522 Notebook Evangelist

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    If the image is upside down, then you're not using the correct driver, here's what I said before:

    there are a number of drivers (for Win7) in there, before you download and install one, make sure the hardware id in the driver matches that given with the webcam.

    And if you still can't get it to work: here's something that Panzer06 wrote:

    I have the same problem with an N50v.
    I resolved it by editing the snp2uvc.inf file.
    Open it with notepad and search for the word "flip".
    You'll see entries like this...
    "HKR,DefaultSettings,Flip,0x00010001,0 - and - HKR,Settings,Flip,0x00010001,0".
    Change the last digit (zero) to a "1" to all instances.
    Save the file and re-install your drivers manually from Device Manager.
    Choose the driver to install, do not let Windows search for you.
    Reboot and your video will be in the correct orientation.

    This file (or a similar one) was part of the driver he downloaded from ASUS. Said it fixed the issue for him.

    Goodluck.
     
  7. mjf6175

    mjf6175 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hasib...thanks again for the help but I am at the limit of my capabilities. I checked my webcam hardware ID and it shows up in the first three driver downloads listed on the Sonix website that you posted. That should mean that any of those three drivers could be used. There maybe more drivers on that list that could be used but I didn't check them since the first three already had my hardware ID listed. I found the snp2uvc.inf file (I think, but not sure) and tried changing it but obviously no good since I am venturing into areas I am not up to speed on.

    There has to be 2 versions of this driver that work but with the difference of the picture being flipped. On separate occasions yesterday and today I was able to have the webcam picture show properly BUT when I either rebooted or shutdown/start the computer again the webcam picture then reverts to being flipped.

    At this point I unfortunately have run out of ability to correct the flipped picture. Any suggestions/directions are of course welcomed.
     
  8. Atavus

    Atavus Notebook Enthusiast

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    Find the folder where you extracted the drivers and look for this file:

    snp2uvc.inf

    Right Click on the file then choose Open

    Use the search function and look for the word flip. There should be two fields that looks like this:

    HKR,DefaultSettings,Flip,0x00010001,1 < Change the 1 to 0

    HKR,Settings,Flip,0x00010001,1 < Change the 1 to 0

    After the change the lines should look like this:

    HKR,DefaultSettings,Flip,0x00010001,0

    HKR,Settings,Flip,0x00010001,0

    Save the file then go into control panel > Add Remove Programs > Uninstall USB 2.0 2.0M UVC Webcam

    After the uninstall process windows will then automatically search for the latest drivers for your webcam. Let it install finish then re-install the downloaded driver with the modified snp2uvc.inf driver. Double click on PNPINST64 and then reboot when prompted.

    After the reboot your image should be correct and not flipped. Double check the driver version under device manager and the version should be 61.5.200.260 corresponding to the version stated in the first page.

    Windows online search will install the driver version 61.5.200.270 which is presumably newer than the one mentioned in this thread.
     
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    Using the clues from the .INF file above, I found the corresponding registry keys:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{6BDD1FC6-810F-11D0-BEC7-08002BE2092F}\0000\DefaultSettings

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{6BDD1FC6-810F-11D0-BEC7-08002BE2092F}\0000\Settings


    If the driver is already installed and the image is upside down:

    1) Using regedit, go to the second key (the "Settings" one).
    2) Find the "Flip" value, right-click on it, and choose "Modify".
    3) If the current value is 0, change it to 1. If the current value is 1 change it to 0. Click Ok.

    Start up camera capture software.

    That flips the camera image vertically for me.


    Note: There's also a "Mirror" value that can be changed (as above) to flip the image horizontally. That setting is available in LifeFrame and other software as well.


    Above based on stock driver (for the Chicony 2.0M camera) from Asus:

    Version V061.005.200.270
    Chicony_CNF_7246_CR Camera Driver for VISTA 64 WIN7 64 bit

    Looks like the class GUID for the Chicony 1.3M camera is the same so the above registry keys should work for that camera as well
     
  10. arcadiN

    arcadiN Newbie

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    OHHH MarkS u GOT IT man, thx you, my webcam is ok now! Thx you!
     
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