You are right, its a 1690 as reported on my XP laptop.
The device ID is only accurate I think when it works with the driver. On my laptop it reports as
Its Windows 7 32bit I need to get it working on.
right going crossed eyed here looking at these jap pages.
it could be three possible chips on the same control board thats why the device id string remains the same however the chip may differ.
your not going to like the next step, grab a screw driver and check the main chip on the board.
it sits in the middle of the control board about the size of a stamp.
A83538 (last digit might be a 6)
When I find a magnifying glass I'll confirm it
No hold on. Plugging it into the front of my PC seem to work with those drivers (I did try this before with the old drivers I had). All the lights on the cam are on. I just need to find an application to test it with.
Can't find a camera device though. MSN messenger does not detect a web cam either. Under Other devices is a USB2.0 JPEG webcam listed with the eclamation mark. But the lights are on (now on either USB port front or back of PC).
Um I have three of the horrid devices and only one of them will turn its LEDs on.
Either way cannot get a driver installed.
ok one last thing you can try.
go online, plug the cam in and go in to device manager, right click on cam update driver option.
let windows auto search and let it search online just in case microsoft have a driver in windows update.
you can also try running windows update with the cam plugged in.
when windows has finished looking, check to see whats its found
the problem with windows vista and windows 7 is the fact microsoft is not supporting older hardware.
its not just these cams that are suffering this fate, but soundcards , printers , scanners , the list is endless.
I've had no success. Are you saying you've managed to get the same camera to work on windows 7?