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    Sony Laptops: 'Motion Eye' camera

    My Sony Vaio VGN-120C has a built-in camera camera called 'Motion Eye'.Even since I installed vista x64, the camera is useless as Sony does not make a 64 bit driver for it.

    Does anyone know who the underlying manufacturer of this camera is so I can hopefully track down the right driver for it>

    thanks alot..would like to get this thing working finally!

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    Quaoar Guest

    Re: Sony Laptops: 'Motion Eye' camera

    colt22 wrote:

    > My Sony Vaio VGN-120C has a built-in camera camera called 'Motion
    > Eye'.Even since I installed vista x64, the camera is useless as Sony
    > does not make a 64 bit driver for it.
    >
    > Does anyone know who the underlying manufacturer of this camera is so I
    > can hopefully track down the right driver for it>
    >
    > thanks alot..would like to get this thing working finally!
    >
    >
    The Motion Eye camera is a Sony product. If Sony does not support x64,
    you are completely, totally out of luck. There is no solution, AFIK.

    Your only solution is to reinstall the original OS from either the
    Recovery Partition, or from the Recovery CDs/DVD.

    Sorry.

    Q

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    Colin Barnhorst Guest

    Re: Sony Laptops: 'Motion Eye' camera

    I could not find your specific model number on the Sony support site.
    However, according the the Sony site Sony does not recommend Windows Vista
    on the VGN line. The website says (I use another model in this line that is
    listed),

    "Sony does not recommend or support installation of the Windows Vista
    Operating System with the VGN-A130 VAIOģ computer."

    "This decision is based on test results generated by installing and using
    the Windows Vista operating system on a VGN-A130. These results did not meet
    our standards for basic functionality and support. Therefore, Sony will not
    release Windows Vista compatible drivers for this model."

    Models in this line date from 2003.

    Restore XP to the computer to use the feature you are seeking. The
    manufacturer of the camera would not have written Vista drivers for the
    device either.

    "colt22" <colt22.357115@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net> wrote in message
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    >
    > My Sony Vaio VGN-120C has a built-in camera camera called 'Motion
    > Eye'.Even since I installed vista x64, the camera is useless as Sony
    > does not make a 64 bit driver for it.
    >
    > Does anyone know who the underlying manufacturer of this camera is so I
    > can hopefully track down the right driver for it>
    >
    > thanks alot..would like to get this thing working finally!
    >
    >
    > --
    > colt22

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    Waldy Guest

    Re: Sony Laptops: 'Motion Eye' camera

    "colt22" <colt22.357115@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net> wrote in message
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    >
    > My Sony Vaio VGN-120C has a built-in camera camera called 'Motion
    > Eye'.Even since I installed vista x64, the camera is useless as Sony
    > does not make a 64 bit driver for it.
    Sony have the choice of paying for development to extend the life of your
    old product or not paying for development of new drivers and hopefully you
    will go and buy a new Sony product that is compatible. Option A costs them
    money, option B could make them money. I wonder what option they will
    choose?!!



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    Matt Danger Guest

    Re: Sony Laptops: 'Motion Eye' camera


    FYI: I have a VAIO VGN-CS215J. I upgraded to Vista Ultimate for
    business reasons. When you change the pre-installed operating system
    there is no driver available for your Motion Eye webcam. Here is the
    support chat:

    Jimmy_> Hi Matt. Welcome to Sony Online Support. Iím Jimmy. Please
    allow me a moment to review your concern.

    Jimmy_> Thanks for waiting, Matt. I'm sorry for the inconvenience you
    are experiencing as the Camera is not working with the Notebook. Iíll be
    happy to assist you with this concern.

    Jimmy_> May I ask some question to find the cause and resolve the
    issue? Thank you.

    Matt> Yes please

    Jimmy_> As per the information available online, your Computer is
    supplied with Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium as the Operating
    System and it is also compatible with the Windows XP Operating System.

    Jimmy_> Have you changed the preinstalled Operating System to any other
    Vista versions?

    Matt> Yes - I bought the computer yesterday. Upgraded to Vista Ultimte
    this morning.

    Jimmy_> I'm sorry to inform you that Sony Computers are designed
    specifically to work with the Sony OEM version of Windows with which
    they are shipped.

    Jimmy_> *The Applications and Drivers that shipped with the computer
    are designed for use with the Sony pre-installed OEM Vista version of
    Windows only. They may not work under the retail Windows Vista Ultimate
    environment.*Matt> I need Vista Ultimate for business reasons. Is there
    any other option for this webcam and the OS I am running?

    Jimmy_> *Furthermore, at this moment we are not supporting the upgrade
    to Windows Vista Ultimate for this model of Notebook as none of the
    Vista Ultimate Drivers are released by Sony till date.*


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    DL Guest

    Re: Sony Laptops: 'Motion Eye' camera

    You should allways check that drivers are available, before upgrading the
    o/s, particularly if its a large OEM pc/Laptop - and of course it may
    invalidate any warranty or support

    "Matt Danger" <Matt.Danger.3m717a@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    >
    > FYI: I have a VAIO VGN-CS215J. I upgraded to Vista Ultimate for
    > business reasons. When you change the pre-installed operating system
    > there is no driver available for your Motion Eye webcam. Here is the
    > support chat:
    >
    > Jimmy_> Hi Matt. Welcome to Sony Online Support. I'm Jimmy. Please
    > allow me a moment to review your concern.
    >
    > Jimmy_> Thanks for waiting, Matt. I'm sorry for the inconvenience you
    > are experiencing as the Camera is not working with the Notebook. I'll be
    > happy to assist you with this concern.
    >
    > Jimmy_> May I ask some question to find the cause and resolve the
    > issue? Thank you.
    >
    > Matt> Yes please
    >
    > Jimmy_> As per the information available online, your Computer is
    > supplied with Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium as the Operating
    > System and it is also compatible with the Windows XP Operating System.
    >
    > Jimmy_> Have you changed the preinstalled Operating System to any other
    > Vista versions?
    >
    > Matt> Yes - I bought the computer yesterday. Upgraded to Vista Ultimte
    > this morning.
    >
    > Jimmy_> I'm sorry to inform you that Sony Computers are designed
    > specifically to work with the Sony OEM version of Windows with which
    > they are shipped.
    >
    > Jimmy_> *The Applications and Drivers that shipped with the computer
    > are designed for use with the Sony pre-installed OEM Vista version of
    > Windows only. They may not work under the retail Windows Vista Ultimate
    > environment.*Matt> I need Vista Ultimate for business reasons. Is there
    > any other option for this webcam and the OS I am running?
    >
    > Jimmy_> *Furthermore, at this moment we are not supporting the upgrade
    > to Windows Vista Ultimate for this model of Notebook as none of the
    > Vista Ultimate Drivers are released by Sony till date.*
    >
    >
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    frickinnoob Guest

    Re: Sony Laptops: 'Motion Eye' camera


    Got it working. Finally.

    Windows 7 beta, 64x

    The "motion eye" is actually a ricoh device.

    Found a 64 that works.

    email: ricoh @ ralphg.com and I'll give you a link to the files.


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    See my post here for more info:
    http://forums.techarena.in/vista-har...es/1135698.htm


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    Re: Sony Laptops: 'Motion Eye' camera


    Got my motion eye working under Win7 64x.

    Link below for the drivers.
    I have the Vaio SZ650n/c, and all but a few keyboard hotkeys are
    working.

    The volume hotkeys work by default with win7. (maybe in hardware)
    Brightness is available by right-clicking the battery indicator (by
    clock)
    or by running "windows mobility center".

    Also, low level sony stuff in 64x is available here:
    http://www.vaio-link.com/os/vista/64bit/ (only works with firefox for
    me)

    For my SZ650, I had to install the SFEP and SPIC drivers to clear
    device manager. I could not find hot key drivers in 64x.

    Motion eye (Ricoh) drivers here:
    http://www.ralphg.com/public/


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    Re: Sony Laptops: 'Motion Eye' camera


    I used the drivers for my VGN-SZ680 running Vista Ultimate 64-bit.
    Thanks, Ralph. I have been searching like crazy.


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