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Webcam not working..says not found!

Hi, I am not able to access my webcam using Yahoo messenger! It says camera not found..whereas it was working fine till some days back. It is a built in camera in the acer aspire 4710z

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  • lebaudy64 Oct 28, 2008

    webcam 13mp im with windows vista it work for 1 minute after it says webcam not found

  • Anonymous Feb 05, 2009

    my Acer labtop has a built in cam ever time i try an connect it to the yahoo sever it says not found

  • Anonymous Feb 27, 2009

    my says webcam not found. when I try using YM

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2009

    it says that webcam is not connected . It is an acer orbicam when I open it , a message is displayed saying that the camera is unplugged but my camera is in built in the computer.

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solution 1: reinstall your yahoo messenger

solution 2: reinstall your web cam driver again.

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