How to: Use the Playstation EyeToy with Windows Vista (inc drivers)

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I wrote previously on eMagi about how to use your Playstation 2 Eyetoy camera under Windows XP. Well the same process is required under Windows Vista. There has been some requests and since I’m now on Vista full time here is a walk through!

First up grab the Playstation 2 Eyetoy drivers that I linked to here…

Once downloaded extract the files somewhere on your computer. Remember where you put it!

Now, plug in your EyeToy, Vista should ask you what to do.

Eyetoy as webcam FAQ-01

Click on “Don’t show this message again for this device”

Now, right click on My Computer then click on Properties. Click on Device Manager.

Under the “Other Devices” header, you should see the “Eyetoy USB Camera Namtai” device. Right Click on this and click on Properties.

Eyetoy as webcam FAQ-02

Click on “Re-install Driver” and then “Browse for my driver software“.

Eyetoy as webcam FAQ-03

Remember where you extracted the downloaded files earlier on? Well its time to click on Browse and point it to the folder! Once done, click on “Next“.

Eyetoy as webcam FAQ-04

Vista will ask a question to verify the driver. Click on “Install this driver software anyway“. It will then start installing. Just be patient!

Eyetoy as webcam FAQ-05

Once done you should see this screen, click on Close.

Eyetoy as webcam FAQ-06

A “sel3110” window will pop up, just click on OK.

Eyetoy as webcam FAQ-07

Another window will pop up. If you are in Europe then click Yes for the 50Hz option. If you are in Japan/USA then click on No.

Eyetoy as webcam FAQ-08

Job done! You have now installed the Sony Eyetoy under Windows Vista to use as a webcam! To test it, open the folder that you downloaded here on eMagi and look for a file called “VIDCAP32“. Double click on it and you should see your Eyetoy working!

Eyetoy as webcam FAQ-09

That’s it! If you have any questions then feel free to use the comment box below and I will try to get back to you as soon as I can!

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  • Yas V

    Ah awesome, loads of people asked about this.

    So the real question is how are you liking vista ?

    I’m still with good ol’ XP can’t see me upgrading this year to be honest, I find it a lard ass.

    I like what they have done with office vista its quite impressive the new menu system, although i have to admit I haven’t used it for daily work. I was just helping the boss insert a text box in a word document.

  • Murphman12

    I can’t get it to work. It automatically installs it as a sound device.

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  • Yeah, I’m writing up an LG Shine FAQ type thing as well but I’m going to have one massive rant about Vista 😛 I’m typing it up now actually, just need to find some suitable pictures…

  • Hi Murphman12, I’ll assume that since you said it automatically installs as a sound device then Vista is not giving you the first option in the walkthrough.

    Click on Start and in the searchbar type in “Device Manager” and open it. Alternatively you can Right click on My Computer > Properties > Device Manager.

    Plug in the Eyetoy and you should see it pop up. If not open the Imaging Devices tab and it should be in there. If it is, right click and Un-install. Click on Action then “Scan for Hardware Changes” and do the walkthrough again.

    If it is not in Imaging Devices, then find out where it was installed. You said sound devices then have a look there. Find it and Uninstall the device. Click on Action > Scan for Hardware changes and try the walkthrough again ^_^

  • elderwin

    Anyway of making this driver x64 compatible for vista? It’s the only bit of hardware I’m having trouble with (Yes I know its not designed for Vista :])

  • Sadly from what I know the way data is controlled in a 64-bit environment makes it difficult to easily reverse engineer drivers… I don’t have any first hand experience with the 64-bit version of Vista myself so cannot offer any advice.

    If it were possible to run it as a 32-bit device then you might have some luck but I don’t know if such an option is available to you Elderwin.

  • i cant get my eyetoy to work after installation
    i have the black eyetoy w. sleh00031 can sum 1 help

  • Nai

    Peazo tutorial!! xd It means that it’s very cool the guide :D:D:D:D Thanks, thanks very much 😀 I’m spanish and I were looking for it 😀 but I hadn’t found until this moment :D:D

  • m-freak – I’ll assume you’re installing on Vista? After installation and you take it out, you might have to re-install it because the driver isn’t signed. Usually you don’t have to but it could be a Vista practise.

    Simply just keep the drivers somewhere on your computer and point it to the right place. If you don’t get the prompt for driver update then just follow the instructions from the Device Manager part of the walkthrough.

  • wen i try to update the driver or reinstall the drivers it says WINDOWS WAS NOT ABLE TO INSTALL YOUR EYETOY USB CAMERA windows could not find driver software for your device

    However i alreaady downloaded the vista verison and extrated the files

  • Hi Brandon ^_^ When updating/reinstalling the drivers did you follow these steps…

    Remember where you extracted the downloaded files earlier on? Well its time to click on Browse and point it to the folder! Once done, click on “Next“.

    Vista will ask a question to verify the driver. Click on “Install this driver software anyway“. It will then start installing. Just be patient!

    Do not let Vista automatically search for the drivers. You manually point to them instead. Also make sure you have downloaded the correct drivers for your Eyetoy. Tell me how it goes Brandon!

  • shane

    im using vista with the black eyetoy and ive done all you have said but i get and error.

    This device cannot start. (Code 10) what is this and how do i fix it

  • Hi Shane ^_^

    Which model EyeToy do you have? Look underneath the black model and see if it is SLEH-000-30 or SLEH-00031. Download the correct drivers for it and slap it on your desktop.

    Connect the Eyetoy and pop over to the Device Manager. Find the EyeToy > right click > uninstall.

    Pull out the Eyetoy, then plug it back in and follow the steps once more. Tell me how you get on ^_^

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  • Zappage04

    Hi. I’ve managed to get to the part where you have to manually find the drivers but it won’t let me go into the folders. I have the show subfolders checked but it won’t let me go in far enough. I also tried putting it on the desktop but it still wouldn’t work. Any ideas?

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  • Mike

    Very Nice!

    Thankyou! 😀

    Worked a charm 🙂

  • Glad it works fine for you Mike ^_^

    Zappage04: You just need to point it to the folder itself, no need to select individual files and that. Point it to the correct folder and click on Next to continue with the installation.

    Don’t forget to extract the files beforehand as well! Leaving it all in the zip file will not work.

  • Dan7712

    Heya,

    I am running Vista and when I plug in my eyetoy (The old black one) It just pops up saying “Unknown Device” How do I get it working?

    Thanks.

  • Hi Dan ^_^ Someone had a similar issue before (I should update my guide with an FAQ) but here is what you can do.

    Click on Start and in the searchbar type in “Device Manager” and open it. Alternatively you can Right click on My Computer > Properties > Device Manager.

    Plug in the Eyetoy and you should see it pop up. If not open the Imaging Devices tab and it should be in there. If it is, right click and Un-install.

    Click on the Action menu at the top then “Scan for Hardware Changes” and do the walkthrough again.

    If it is not in Imaging Devices, then find out where it was installed (where is says “Unknown Device”. Find it and Uninstall the device. Click on Action > Scan for Hardware changes and try the walkthrough again ^_^

    Tell me how it goes for you Dan!

  • Dan7712

    Thats for replying.

    I done that. But it still keeps on saying that it is an “Unknown Device” and it puts it in the “Universal Serial Bus Controllers” tab with the name “Unknown Device”

    Uninstalled it, Scanned for it, said it was unrecognized. Tried every USB port on my Laptop and it still said the same.

    I am using Vista Home Premium (UK Edition if it makes a difference) on a Toshiba Laptop.

    Anything else you can suggest? I could take screen shots in needed too.

  • lilly

    okay we did every step and got it working on the vidcap thingo now it wont work on msn. can someone help us
    from dumb

  • Arron

    Very nice. You’re the man! Great instructions, step-by-step, and even provide driver links. Perfect.

    Anyone who can’t understand this just needs to give up on life now.

  • Doug Hess

    Thank you for your help with eyetoy and vista! Everything is working perfectly. By The Way: Your site is in the top 5 or so if you search in google.com for
    eyetoy usb camera driver vista
    Thought you might like to know.
    Douglas

  • (SB)JD

    um hey 😀 when i extract the file and save it i can never find it?wheres the best place to save it to?? can you send me a PM to my email? thanks alot

  • Hi Doug ^_^ Glad it worked for you too. Still unsure why there are some issues for some as I’d assume other than some other tech stuff all the Vista Versions would handle this installation the same.

    Thanks for the heads up too! I noticed that via Google if you just type in “Vista eyetoy” I’m listed too ^_^ Makes me happy that the guide works for people though.

    Hi (SB)JD, what program do you use for compression? I personally use WinRAR however 7.z is also very good, and free ^_^ Vista should have built in zip support so you just open the file downloaded and drag the contents out on your desktop. Once you do that carry on with the steps in the guide.

    Tell me how you get on though!

    @ Lilly – I’ve not tried it with MSN as of yet but will do tonight and will get back to you. You might have to run the MSN setup though to get it working beforehand. What version of MSN are you running?

  • hi thanx so much simple and easy (= workin now you’re the best

  • Jables

    on mine i get to the device manager and then i click properties and then i click the reinstall driver as instructed and then it cant find anything. i put the extracted files in a folder and when i pressed reinstall driver and i picked the folder where i placed the extracted files and it didnt work

    what should i do?????

    -jables

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  • moises319

    Hi, i tried installing the driver on windows vista. i followed all of your instructions but at the end a message appears. “This device cannot start.(Code 10).” I have the old black eye toy. i have the 0030 model. Please Help!!

  • mark

    hi im getting the same problem as one of the chaps higher up. when plugging the eyetoy into a usb port im getting it as a unknown device, the eyetoy is the 00031 version.

    After going into the device manager and uninstalling and action new hardware im still getting it as an unknown device.

    tried installing the software anyway and im getting the error message that the driver could not be installed for the device?

    any help? would like to use it as i dnt wanna pay out for anuva device thanks.

  • Dan7712

    I am glad I ain’t the only one getting this problem – Have you came up with a solution yet NeoBlade?

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  • eyetoy

    I’m using Windows Vista Ultimate x64 and I can’t get it work!!!
    PLEASE HELP ME!!!

  • You Will Always Have Problems With The Eye Toy And Windows Movie Maker If It Installs It As An Audio Device Only. You Should Look At My Blog For Help At http://www.jacobsen.no/anders/blog/archives/2006/01/05/how_to_use_the_playstation_eyetoy_on_windows.html

    Here You Will Find Another Way Of Doing It If You Have Problems

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  • gabbie

    um, when it says go on my computer then properties and device manager.. i haven’t got other devices on it =/ and therefore i cant click eyetoy thingy!
    i’ve downloaded eyetoy on my comp before but im trying to on my laptop =/ its taking up all my memory and is not even working what shall i do? x

  • E

    How about a driver for Vista and the new “Eye” for the PS3, that would be great.

  • n

    Make sure you downloaded the right one. Like I have the black eyetoy but need the silver program. Look on the back to see witch one you have

  • d

    Is This Free

  • nick

    how do i record it onto my computer

  • Veronica

    OK i did it exactly right. IT should work. BUt i installed it early today… wrongly with the XP version type one. SO how can i uninstall the camera (i installed it with the older eyetoy 31 file thing) plz help i just need to do that and then it should work

  • GIRL

    I have got the old BLACK eye toy, but in the back it says SLEH-00031, so which of the drivers should I download, thank you very much.

  • d

    ^^^ You Use The SLEH-00031 Drivers.

  • GIRL

    Thank you very much.

  • gabbie

    well i’ve bin trying to install webcam for ages now and i’ve followed these steps!

    my webcam is the black old one but under neath it says SLEH-00031
    so what would i click?
    when i click re install driver it automatically just comes up
    windows have successly installed the driver or sumthink and the other things dont come up!?
    help pls.

  • gabbie

    well.. i followed the rules but wen i re instaall the driver i browse and it works and then wen i click next it says :
    the best driver software for your device is already installed!
    but then it dont work ??! :S:S
    PLEASE HELP.

  • gabbie

    i want it to work on msn iswell 🙂

  • gabbie

    also i click vidcap but it says it wasnt detected.

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  • luis

    thanks:)wwwwwwwwwwuuhhhhuu it works^^

  • Olivia

    The driver wasn’t detected after i had plugged in the eyetoy and pointed out the folder. I have the silver eyetoy SCEH-0004 .. Can anyone help me please ??
    x

  • M@

    Thanks this was very easy and it worked. 🙂

  • James Parsons

    I have managed to install it fine but when people ask for me to go on cam on msn and I accept it comes up that I cancelled it straight away, anyone know why this is? cheers

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  • lalo

    This is what it sayes when i try to instll it

    The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)

    The required section was not found in the INF.

    To reinstall the drivers for this device, click Reinstall Driver.

  • Mr.D

    Hi, I have a black eyetoy, it says SLEH-00031.
    I downloaded both to be on the safe side, tried the SLEH-00030 one, couldnt detect it, then applied the SLEH-00031 (having followed your instructions) and it went all the way to the windows security (red windows box one) followed that, then after “installing” it, it says it cannot start, code 10.
    I’m using Vista, the thing is, I’ve succesfully isntalled it on XP a year ago, it just doesn’t work on my vista for some reason.
    Any help would be appreciated.

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  • bob

    when i double click on that thing it said to extract files first,so i di and then i double clicked it again and it said device was not detected.this is the only one that worked this far until the end.please help

  • Dave

    Hi
    This worked for me after following the Vista instructions you gave but then the next day when I plugged it in, it didn’t work 🙁
    Any ideas?

  • Dave

    oh and i just realised, on device manager i don’t have a section called other devices, i ddi yesterday

  • Zac

    No matter what i doit says it can’t find any suitable driver what should i do=(

  • Divez

    it used to work but when i have reinstalled vista, it did not work any more no matter how i try. sorry for the bad english. vista regognizes it an audio device automaticly.

  • Sorry for the late reply to some of these questions! You will get a faster response if you post on my forum here on eMagi as I try to put them all into an FAQ.

    In response to Dave:
    This is often a trait that I can’t reproduce 100% but know it exists. The best way to fix this is to plug the Playstation EyeToy back into the computer and then follow these steps…

    – Right click on My Computer then click on Properties. Click on Device Manager.
    – Under the “Other Devices” header, you should see the “Eyetoy USB Camera Namtai” device. Right Click on this and click on Uninstall.

    Now follow the install procedure once more and see if it works. I don’t know of a permanent fix as it seems its just how Windows handles this driver.

    Response to Divez
    it used to work but when i have reinstalled vista, it did not work any more no matter how i try. sorry for the bad english. vista regognizes it an audio device automaticly.

    Follow the same steps above to Uninstall the Eyetoy. Once done make sure to follow these steps…

    – Now, plug in your EyeToy, Vista should ask you what to do.
    – Click on “Don’t show this message again for this device”
    – Now, right click on My Computer then click on Properties. Click on Device Manager.
    – Under the “Other Devices” header, you should see the “Eyetoy USB Camera Namtai” device. Right Click on this and click on Properties.

    Now try following the guide once more.

  • reece

    help wen i try to install windoes tells me there is no soft ware i hav retryed many times and followed ur instructions but still the same answer hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeellllllllllllllllppppppppppppp

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  • Kelly

    Installed drivers, no probs and the camera is working fine as a webcam. My issue is that the vidcap file wont work. Just says “capture device not detected”, and then something about the stream rate. I want to use it primarily for recording short videos if possible, I am running Vista and very new to it as I’ve had XP up until 4 days ago!

  • hi i have tryed everything but i am getting the same error code code 10

  • Dave

    Well, i don’t have a other devices section, my eyetoy only appears for audio devices

  • Robbie

    I still cant do it, i get up to the bit where it wants be to pointit to where i put my extracted files but when i tell them the address it says it cant find any drivers. Help me please

  • Josh

    Please note that it’s not just silver webcam’s that can be SLEH-00031 as my black one is.

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  • Hoddie

    Bummer I tried this numerous times but my Eyetoy is from Japan and the serial type is SCJH-10001N and these drivers just seem to be a no go with it,looked at the INf files but where to hack ?

  • Sorry for the late response guys! Remember it helps to post on my forum for a quicker response as I’m building up an FAQ to help resolve any of these issues. Remember though that it is a hacked driver and not certified by Microsoft so you might have to re-install the driver every now and then.

    If you get a Device Error Code 10 then try this. Plug in the Eyetoy and un-install the driver. Pull oug the Eyetoy then reboot Vista. Plug the Eyetoy back in and then re-install the driver like before.

    I have had some friends that have had the Code 10 error before but upon re-installing its fine.

    @Dave: If you only see it as an Audio Device then it was not installed correctly. Please un-install and re-install and tell me how it goes ^_^

    @Robbie: Just extract the files on your desktop and when prompted point to that folder and it should work. No need to select sub-folders or anything.

  • Alfredo

    hello can anyone help?, I have a Namtai SLEH-00201 EyeToy camera but, I can´t find the drivers for the windows! please help me.
    thank you!!

  • harry

    my comp ceeps saying couldent find software then searches 4 a soulution then says compatability between this programe was an issue

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  • freeman

    well, i have the same problem on vista with sceh-0004, it installs fine, but it does not work with msn

  • Gracee

    Hey thanks for the help, =] It kind of worked until the last few steps. On the part where it says it has successfully updated the driver software well it did say that but it also said it had an error or something so i clicked ok or finish or whatever and carried on the rest of it cos i thought it might still work but on the last step- VIDCAM32 it also said no capture device detected.
    Please would you be able to say whats wrong or anything lol,
    Thanks anyway
    x

  • Gracee

    Thanks for help on it anyway it kind of worked to some extent except it didnt identify it or something like that.

  • Penspinner

    It don’t work… It says….

    It said Windows found driver software but encountered an error while attempting to install it.

    The required section was not found in the INF.

    If you know the manufacturer of your device, you can visit its website and check the support section for driver software.

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  • PS3MAN

    How can I open my photos? It says they are an unknown data type. Which program do I have to use to open them? And what shall I choose in the photo size?
    THX in advance.

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  • lachyisded3

    Im getting the same error (28) about the INF.
    Lachy.

  • Anthony

    My problem is the thing with the inf the last time i did it it said something webcam not installed:S

  • Jack

    i have been tryin to get this to work but when i try to reinstall the driver it cannot find the driver any ideas?

    thanks

  • Jack

    i have been tryin to get this to work but when i try to reinstall the driver it cannot find the driver any ideas?

    thanks

    email me on jackward11@hotmail.com

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  • Annie

    This was a very easy install for Vista.. Works better than I would have hoped. I did it for XP and thought no way would I find the drivers for Vista, but here they are…. You rock!!!!

  • Blood

    i got it to work but it seems to only take a still image the instant its activated, whats up?

  • Em

    I am have a little trouble i did most of the first few steps but when it came to extracting the software it wouldnt work and i knew where i put it but it still could not read the file. what do i do if this happens

  • Rob

    Works but its really blurry

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  • DearJuliet

    When I plug my eyetoy in (I’m using the old black one) and I run through it, i.e the device manager etc, and locate my files, it tells me that I need to update my driver software?
    Help?

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  • EstuaryPig

    Works great! Ta much.

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  • Cam

    YOU ARE AMAZING…!!!…!!!!

  • i have downloaded the driver for the old eye toy the black one,
    but when i get to the bit when i have to Browse for my driver software on my computer, the thing i downloaded can’t be found on the computer but when i go back into my documents it is still there. the driver i downloaded is a notebook file but i don’t no weater to change that or not,
    plz help

  • Alice

    I have downloaded the files
    and put them in a folder on my desktop
    when i get to downloading once i find the file and click next
    it tells me there is no files there to use..
    so i go back at look but they are still there
    can anyone help me to sort this out
    ive tried doing it a few times but it just says there is no files there
    :S

  • hi ive done this and it worked but when i try it there is a red light on my eye toy cam and it wont work can someon help plz?

  • Jack

    I have followed your instructions above to the letter everything you say happens does, but when in Browse for drivers i selected the right folder with the right drivers (i have tried many times before) and yet my Vista says that the drivers are not there…
    This same thing has happend with many other websites telling me to install this extract browse to that folder every single time it fails on that last bit. I have Windows Vista 64 Home Premium, and thing you can tell me that will help.
    My email is Flap_Jack_Black@hotmail.com

  • hi,

    i did exactly as the instructions told me but, when i browse for the file (step05) i find dsbc310_winxp2k98se_driver110_eyetoy_HACKED_SLEH_00031 is this what u have? anyway i click on that then ok. Then i click next, then a page pops out saying windows was unable to install your Eyeteoy USB camera Namtai. and under it says windows cannot find driver software for your device. I am using a windows vista and have the SLEH 00031model eyetoy, you know one of the old black ones. If it is possible can anybody help me? Thank You!

  • dave

    i am having the same exact problem as emil..it say it cannot find driver software for my device and i know im checking right where i downloaded it to AND i did extract all files.

  • Achim

    Thank you – it works and I’m happy …

  • Kev_efc4eva

    Thanks NeoBlade that walk through worked for me, it also works on msn which was a bonus 😀

  • Jon

    Neo – Brilliant! worked 1st time and so easy for a biff like me. Thank you so much

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  • kais0r

    I have a bit of info for you.
    … I have the old black eyetoy model, and the SLEH-00-00-30 drivers wouldn’t be detected..
    I tried with the newer model’s drivers.. and it installed. :/

  • k4tt

    Just testing the comments again

  • Nice to see the comments back alive and working ^_^ Hopefully many people have managed to get it all working now with the guide!

  • GamefreQ

    I’m using the Black SLEH 031 model of the eyetoy on the latest version of Windows VIsta Home Premium on a rather new PC. I follow all of the instructions, and everything checks out. I tell it that I DO NOT live in the 50 hz area, (Florida, USA) and it still doesn’t seem to work although it seems to have installed correctly. I click on VIDCAP32.EXE and it gives me this error: “capture device is not installed correctly”

  • Mike

    Thank you so much:)

    A lot of things arent Vista compatible these days. I’m glad my EyeToy still is.

    Do you accept Pay-Pal donations? Because I’d love to donate to you. Keep up the great work:)

    -Mike

  • Spencer Christie

    Hey!

    I did this on my vista 32 bit + my namtai eyetoy and it worked great!

    but now for some reason it doesnt work:(

    ive gone into device manager + now instead of saying namtai eyetoy it says unknown device!! its been lik dis 4 a while! i tried different usb ports and tried uninstallin den reinstallin da software but it doesnt work:(!!!! plz help!

  • C.Houston

    I followed your exact instructions, and it worked perfect!!! Thanks…

  • Marleii

    heii guys,

    i managed to install my old eyetoy cam sleh-00031. i also get vidcap32 started.
    the only problem is, that when i start vidcap32, the screen where the eyetoy screen should appear, starts flickering.
    maybe you can help me?!
    thanks

  • SaLeM

    The reason for the drivers not working on Vista is because they are mistaken at the links above (and so on all the other websites where this drivers are too).

    “Old EyeToy – SLEH-000-30” <- – – – – – – – – –

    “Silver EyeToy -SLEH-00031”

    That’s wrong. The black (old) camera is the -SLEH-00031 one. I just found it out on my Eye Toy.

    Cya.

  • Casey

    Hey.

    I downloaded this a couple of weeks ago and followed the instructions and it worked perfectly with msn and everything.

    it started stuffing up andm just being a blank black square. so i tryed to do stuff to help it and i was gonna click disable but i accidently clicked uninstall.

    now how can i install it again?

    my eyetoy is the black one.
    im on vista

  • Casey

    *correction*

    i didnt click uninstall.

    i clicked CleanDev.exe in the eyetoy driver folder.

  • David Z

    Hey, I have a Namtai Eyetoy black SLEH-0031, and i used it on my XP version of windows. i recently switched to vista, and it say Vista Home Basic 32bit. everytime i try to use the driver, it says “Windows was unable to install your EyeToy USB Camera Namtai” in bold letters, and then it says “Windows could not find driver software for your device. If you know the manufacturer of your device, you can visit it’s website and check it’s support section for driver software.

    Now, i have followed all directions, but it just doesnt let me.
    is it not compatible with my Vista?
    Please respond -DZ.

    • Jake.

      .-. The exact same thing is happening to me… can any1 help please? ];

  • tom

    my mate said that on his computer my webcam just came up with an animated webcam with a cross on top of it why does it do this

  • JBM

    i have a question about the driver file:
    in the download window it shows the file name, and i noticed the word “HACKED” in the file name.
    any reason on that?
    i wont download it until i find out why it says that

    • Stefano

      The driver was originally for windows me/xp. It has been modified(hacked) for windows vista (sorrty for my english)

  • Josef

    Thanks for the clear explanation!
    It works perfectly.

  • Shayan

    When i install it and i plug it in a bit later my comp. gets this blue screen that flickers and auto shut downs i have vista btw.

  • Cezar

    Hey, …
    I got the OLD black one … but i have 64′ bit Vista…i guess there’s no oppertunity for me of getting it working hm?
    Ah too bad i’m just gonna buy a cam i guess … i’ll just use my eyetoy for ps3………….

  • Haitham

    Hi everyone
    I tried to install on Vista black edition by benjamine
    and it said
    windows encountered a problem installing the driver software for your device
    but when I start the software AMCAP i find eyetoy as a microphone in devices
    can anyone help please

  • Andrew

    it works…but when i had it up for a bit my computer flickered a blue screen as well and automatically shut down. i hope this is just a random thing that happened this instance. it’s a new laptop ruinning vista so my heart sank when it happened.

  • chantel

    thank you so very much for your help!
    one issue…for whatever reason it ALL blurry…you cant even see me 🙁 any suggestions?
    thanks a bunch.

    the_everglow@live.ca

    • Don’t forget that you can alter the focus on the Playstation Eyetoys. Just twist the lens cap on the camera to adjust the focus to gain a clear picture. Hope that helps ^_^

  • leelube

    me hate vista!

    • Then use Windows 7, its miles better ^_^

      • Tom

        I am 😀 but I cannot install the Black Eyetoy because I am on 64-bit.
        Have you all noticed most of the errors, is the people using Vista? XP and 7 have never BSoD’d on me 😀

  • Just installed it on my laptop with winders vista basic. And have had no problems, which is not like vista. 😀

    • Glad it worked fine for you damaged Addict! It certainly makes for a good cheap webcam.

  • DEBORAH

    hi,

    i was trying to dowload it the first time and it said it coild not find the manufature so what do i do

  • This sucks it didint eavn download

    wat a bunch of crap

    • I did change the links so its now hosted elsewhere. Once you click on the link it provides you with 5 different backup hosts…

      MegaUpload
      zShare
      Deposit Files
      RapidShare
      Badongo

      You just click on any of those for the download files. I changed them as using the service Sharebee.com will always keep the files alive as its available from multiple locations. Please try it again Tommy and reply back ^_^

  • John

    mmmh it just dont works at my win7 ultimate 64 bit can you do a driver fpr that i would love you for that xD greetz John

    • Tom

      I want one too =[ I got a 1.3 MPixel built in but it dosn’t even match the quaillity of my £2.00 Eyetoy 😉

  • Anthony

    Damn, won’t work for Windows 7.

  • Aaron

    Yer it says for 32 bit only windows 7 is 64

  • Kally

    Hey, I downloaded this and It works, but it will not focus, it’s blurry whatsoever, can someone please help?

  • john

    ok can you get a better download link cause i cant even get the download without getting drownded with popups and its asking me to do a quiz then i didnt now it wants my PHONE number are you kidding me.

  • Soni Bhoy

    I’m trying to install it, but I get an error about the .INF. The required section cannot be found. Anyone know how to fix this? Thanks.

  • Kay

    So like everything works fine up until the final window that says ‘Windows has successfully updated your driver software.’ When I get to that screen, it says it encountered a problem and ‘This device cannot start. (Code 10).’ What does this mean? And what can I do?
    I’ve tried uninstalling & re-downloading the drivers many times, and even the other version as well. I have a old black SLEH-00030 eyetoy & windows vista business 32 bit OS.

    Thanks!

  • Tarryn brunton

    Ok, i was using it then i turned it of i un pluged the Eye toy(Namtai) And now when i plug it back in it whenever i poen i vidio pregram it says Capture device no found. :'(

  • Tarryn brunton

    Never mind i solved the problem, all i had to do was muck about with the settings, for A few minutes, not sure what i did.

  • darkseed_uk

    So why will it not run on a 64 bit system???? (I have win7 and vista home basic but both 64 bit versions) what stops this from being possible on 64 bit system while it is ok on 32 bit????

    • i4GoT

      You can use Eyetoy with Windows7 65 bit. You have to use Windows XP mode.

  • Luisito0o

    Just wanted to say thanks. It worked perfectly and im runnning Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit….its the same process as it is with the your instructions for Windows Vista. I have the black Eyetoy camera that had been sitting around for years and now I found a new use for it. Thank you again!

  • This doesnt seem to work at all on vista, i have vista 32bit home premium and like every other site windows doesnt find the driver and wont install it. I was able to do it super easy on xp but well this doesn’t work at all

  • Tango

    didn’t work for me either. :/

  • gw

    no problems for me WinVista HomePrem Sp2

  • SuperKidKid

    I’ve already downloaded it (well, my mother) and two years and few months later it stopped to work then i downloaded this one aaaaannnd…IT DIN’T WORK!

    • If you installed an older version, did you un-install it first? Also did you follow all the steps?

  • Mike

    Thanks. I've been wanting to do this for a while, now that it works I enjoy it a lot

  • Sherrymendoza

    That was awesome! Thanks so much sit on the computer all nite and found this site finnally!!!

  • Isaiah_23

    hey it like wont work idk why after i click nexted it says unable and all that plz help

  • L Smith2

    I done it all, And went on webcam to a friend and they couldn't see me, but I could. Any reason why?

  • Gmalco

    Works beautifully, thanks. Your instructions are spot on. Brilliant!

  • Ha1v3rs0n

    it doesn’t work for me, it says that windows couldn’t find the driver

  • Alex

    Vista Sux…
    I have tried 3 different downloads and vista is too stubborn to accept that there is a file there that i can use…

  • super-grateful

    thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • super-grateful

    thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tytrumpy

    Someone should deffinatly make a 64-bit compatible driver as a lot of people have 64-Bit OS and would like to use this as a webcam. I think it is only logical to make it available to newer users instead of just older users.

  • Tytrumpy

    Someone should deffinatly make a 64-bit compatible driver as a lot of people have 64-Bit OS and would like to use this as a webcam. I think it is only logical to make it available to newer users instead of just older users.

  • James

    good info but i didnt work for me on my vista, just didnt find the drivers even though I downloaded the right ones.

  • James

    good info but i didnt work for me on my vista, just didnt find the drivers even though I downloaded the right ones.

  • eMagi

    Post updated with new mirrors to the drivers. Let me know if you have any issues 🙂