Sony Vaio Motion Eye Camera Troubleshooting Update

I’ve noticed that a lot of people still read my post about this. It has been a few years since I first put it up but I guess Sony Vaio laptops are hard to let go. I can understand that since I still have mine and do use it occasionally.

The hardware and OS are still the same. I have a Sony Vaio VGN-CR35G that is running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. To get the camera working, I did the following:

  1. Download two files: camera driver and extractor.
  2. Install the extractor. Run it and point it to the executable driver installer.
  3. Open the folder where the files were extracted to and double-click on the installer.

I used the 64 bit version since that is what I have. There wasn’t any notification or dialog box saying that it was done when I ran it. Test it by opening your video chat application and just try it out.

Thank you for visiting and I hope this still works like it did for me a long time ago. Drop me a note if you have any comments, suggestions or questions. I’m still around.


Hardware and OS Audit

I doubt anyone has missed this. Anyway. I don’t have desktops anymore. I don’t even have Linux, which is really really sad. I will go back to it once I have more time. These are the machines I have now.

Toshiba Satellite S40t-AS102X
Intel Core i5-3337U (3M Cache, up to 2.70 GHz)
14.0″ WXGA HD Clear SuperView LED Backlight
Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN 802.11 b/g/n
NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M + Intel HD Graphics 4000
4096MB DDR3 1600MHz SDRAM expandable to 16384MB
750GB (SATA) with shock absorbers
Windows 10

Samsung Chromebook XE303C12
Samsung Exynos 5 Dual (1.7GHz) 1MB CPU Cache
11.6″ LED HD
802.11 a/b/g/n
OS Google Chrome

Sony Vaio VGN-CR35G
Intel Core 2 Duo T8100 (2.10GHz)
14.1″ WGA Display
Wireless 4965 AGN
Mobility Radeon X2300
Toshiba MK2546GS 200GB HDD
Windows 7 Ultimate


It’s been a while since I posted here. I am still waist deep into coding. I still love Linux but have had to use Windows 8 for a lot of things. I got myself a new machine. I traveled part of the world. I have not circumnavigated the globe yet. Most of all, I am still learning. During my abrupt hiatus from writing here, there has been one website that has continuously supported the content that I have here. Thank you Tom’s Hardware for the thousands of visits in the last couple of years.

Another reason why I don’t post as much here is that I got a new wordpress blog with my own domain and webhost. All the recent stuff that I have are in Run|dle. The content is a mix of school, work, travel and hobby. Any future how-to’s and troubleshooting articles that I have will be posted there as well. I still have to figure out what to keep here but I have decided long ago that I will be keeping this blog open.

Thanks everyone.