Applies to
Chicony Webcam used on Gateway MC78 Series Notebook (including MC7801U)

Windows 7 32 and 64



5.58 MB

Driver Date & Version
11/4/2009 (ver.


If you search on Gateway driver download page for Gateway MC7801U webcam, you will naturally using [MC7801U] as a keyword to look for the drivers right? Well, that was what I did at first, which unfortunately did not have any drivers for webcam. Here is the link just in case you want to have a look. Out of 20 files found and no single trace of webcam driver.

Then I proceed to work the other way round. I tried to look for all the webcam drivers, which will show what system/series/models are supported by the particular webcam. So now 144 files found. Great, now I need to open one by one to see which webcam is compatible with MC7801. Seems that there are four main webcam suppliers for Gateway notebooks:

  1. Suyin
  2. Chicony
  3. LiteOn
  4. Gateway

After almost half way through, I noticed one Chicony webcam driver with the following supported Computers and Parts numbers:

  1. Gateway MC73 Series Notebook [Part #MC73]
  2. Gateway MC78 Series Notebook [Part #MC78]
  3. Gateway MD24 Series Notebook [Part #MD24]
  4. Gateway MD26 Series Notebook [Part #MD26]
  5. Gateway MD73 Series Notebook [Part #MD73]
  6. Gateway MD78 Series Notebook [Part #MD78]
Seems that we have found our Gateway MC7801U webcam driver. Instead of putting the webcam driver under [MC7801U], you will have to find it under [MC78]. Mind you there is no link in [MC7801U] driver download page to the [MC78] page, so how are normal users going to find the webcam drivers?

Anyway, back to the Gateway MC7801U webcam driver. Only Windows 7 (32bit and 64bit) drivers supported by the time being. If you are looking for Windows Vista, Windows XP or Windows 2000 drivers, either they are included in your Windows or you may want to check the page later to see if a webcam driver for your Windows is available.

Download Drivers for Webcam on Gateway Laptop MC7801U here.

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