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Hi- I am looking for a driver download for my old ibm pc camera that Windows Vista will recognize. I found you answer for someone with XP, and followed the instructions, but it still won't recognize the camera. Thanks so much!
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What is the model number for the "old ibm pc camera"?
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What is the model number for the "old ibm pc camera"?


Hi Doc- thanks for asking- Here is everything on the sticker-
IBM PC camera
Canada ICES/NMB-003 Class/Classe B
DC5.0 V===60 mA MAX
P/N:33L4889 Made in Taiwan
S/N:302IB09N 048679

Hope that helps- it's been in a drawer for a long time, so I don't have the original packaging, but I do have the original CD.

Thanks so much for responding, Marilyn
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I'm not sure you will find Vista drivers for it because it was apparently originally designed to work with Windows 9x and USB 1.1.

Here is a guide to get it working in XP:
http://www.camerahac...PC_Camera.shtml

and a driver for 2K and XP:
http://www.SpywareDr...4889_driver.zip
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I'm not sure you will find Vista drivers for it because it was apparently originally designed to work with Windows 9x and USB 1.1.

Here is a guide to get it working in XP:
http://www.camerahac...PC_Camera.shtml

and a driver for 2K and XP:
http://www.SpywareDr...4889_driver.zip


I guess I had already done this, because it wanted to overwrite the whole thing ... but it still won't recognize that it's plugged into the usb port in the back of the computer.

Thanks for the effort, though!
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You're welcome. :)

In order to use an IBM PC camera 33L4889 with Vista, you need a Vista driver. And unfortunately, it appears that no one has created one yet.

So, your options are: 1) use the camera on a compatible system, 2) pay someone to create a Vista driver, or, 3) don't use the camera. :)

Another option would be to sell it to someone with XP (or lower) and get one that will work with Vista.
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You're welcome. :)

In order to use an IBM PC camera 33L4889 with Vista, you need a Vista driver. And unfortunately, it appears that no one has created one yet.

So, your options are: 1) use the camera on a compatible system, 2) pay someone to create a Vista driver, or, 3) don't use the camera. :)

Another option would be to sell it to someone with XP (or lower) and get one that will work with Vista.


That is pretty much what I was expecting, but you never know if you don't ask. Thanks for your time.

Now I wish someone would answer my question about why my brand new computer with Windows 7 says its connected to the internet, yet can't navigate to a webpage- it always says 'can't find this page' When you hit retry about 3-5 times it eventually connects. So, does that mean my router is too old for Windows 7 to like it?
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