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By arvindbagla ·
I have an assembled PC, configuration:
a)P-III 500Mhz
b)RAM 64 Mb(Simtronix)
c)ATX Cabinet
d)TV Card (Pixel View)
e)Windows 98

Recently I bought Dual Mode PC Camera, spec:
(i)Image Sensor CMOS 352*288(100k pixels)
(ii)Power Source-2*AAABattery or USB Bus
(iii)Frame Rate-Upto 30 FPS
(iv)Interface -USB
(v)Memory 16MB SDRAM

I have installed all the software from its CD but I don't know the USB port in my computer ? Please tell me the socket.
My PC is one year old.

Thanks
Arvind Bagla

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by Richard Lane In reply to USB Camera

The USB port is often located near the serial port on the back of the PC. It is a short flat socket, which the USB cable from the camera will plug in to (match the plug on the cable to the socket in the PC to see if you have the right one.) There is the possibility that you don't have a USB port in your machine, especially if it is one that either you or someone else put together yourselves. In this case, you need to buy a card to slot into your machine which will give two or four USB sockets.

HTH

richard

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by arvindbagla In reply to USB Camera

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by Diamond Dan In reply to USB Camera

Hi Arvind,

I'm not quite sure of your question. Is the camera's installation software asking for your USB socket, or are you asking this for a reference reason?

If your USB socket is properly configured, you should not have any need to name the exact interface. Reason being: USB is hot-swappable (can add or remove devices without shutting down the PC). Your win98 OS supports the USB standard. When you plug in your camera, the system should recognize that a device has been added and will attempt to find the appropriate drivers to make it work. (Point of clarification: you should probably have your camera plugged in before you run the install CD, this may be the error you are getting. Namely, if the install CD is looking for an installed USB camera, but you did not plug it in yet!)

If you are unsure if your USB ports are working correctly you can plug in another USB device to see if it is able to work in your system. If you don't have another USB device, open the control panel and click on the System applet. Then select the Hardware, Device Manager tab. If your USB system is not running correctly, it should appear in the device manager and should not have a yellow circle with an exclamation point in it (indicates that something is wrong with that device).

If all of the aforemetioned appears correctly, and you are still having problems, I suggest contacting the manufacturer of the camera, as it is not a problem with your system if you performed all of the checks onthe USB system.

HTH,

Diamond:Dan

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by Ann777 In reply to USB Camera

Generally with USB cameras, it's best to install the camera drivers before connecting the device to the USB port.

Your computer as a P3,500 MHz definitely should have a USB port.

If you do not have Universal Serial Bus appearing in device manager at all, then you need to enter into your computer's BIOS and "Enable" USB.

I've seen many people try to install their first USB device, without enabling the bios for USB ; thus, nothing will work. Usually you will see something like "Press F2 to enter setup" when you cold-boot your computer; that would be how you would enter into your system BIOS.

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by jaboy78 In reply to USB Camera

Usually, the USB port is below the mouse and keyboard port

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by lobocomp In reply to USB Camera

What Chipset is your USB??
If your chipset is:
Intel 82801BA/BAM or
Any Open Host controller
Then you may get problem installing High-bandth width camera or scanner drivers.
You can findout more info in USBMAN.COM for all USB related problems &solutions.
Good luck.

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