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Yahoo Messenger?? How do i get my cam to work through yahoo messenger? it's connected but it keeps telling me its not,can somebody help me ASAP please!! im very disapointed that i have to go through all of this with this camera.

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  • missezrenee Nov 07, 2008

    Thanks for replying.. but yeah i installed the cd that came with the webcam way before i even tried the messengers..and first i tried aim messengers,the screen showed up black..then i tried yahoo and it found the webcame but it keep saying it is not connected :(..i restarted my computer and everything and it still says the same thing

  • missezrenee Nov 07, 2008

    Okay thanks,maybe its something i did wrong :( i looked in the scanners & camera part and i dont even see an icon for it..so do you suggest i try to uninstall it and then re install it?

  • missezrenee Nov 07, 2008

    Okay i hooked it up and went to scanners & cameras and i see the icon now,and i went to yahoo messenger and tried again and it still says"Error,the webcam is not connected" and the usb cord is in so i just don't get it.

  • fdipc Feb 24, 2009

    same problem as computer saying cam not connected when in fact it is. model A4tech. problem in YM



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Install the cd driver camed with your webcam on your computer after finish rebooting your webcam should work on YM or any other camera affiliates.

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    Charris Suaybaguio Nov 07, 2008

    try to look your camera device if its really connected on your computer. go to control panel>scanners and cameras> you should see the camera model icon from that window if its really installed correctly. try to look also the USB from your webcam and while you inserting it to your computer you should see pop up from the taskbar located at the bottom right indicating your webcam is connected.

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My yahoo and webcam won't work together i keep getting an error message on yahoo, what do i do???


Test your webcam here to make sure it broadcasts ok - Hit 'Allow' in the top window and check your cam in the left hand panel.

http://www.testmycam.com/

Having proved your cam is working ,you can configure it to Yahoo Messenger.
COMPATIBILITY WITH YAHOO MESSENGER
Use Internet Explorer to visit this page to check compatibility and automatically download the latest webcam control

http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/messenger/messenger10/webcam/mstacamtest.html

CONFIGURE SOFTWARE
Its good practice to disconnect and re-connect your webcam before you start - if you have been using it elsewhere the Yahoo software may have difficulty in locating it. Mine, I just unplug it from the USB and plug it back in, if yours is integral with the computer you will have to re-start the computer, use a keyboard shortcut or disable / enable the webcam from the Device Manager.
Of all the chat programs, Yahoo is the most painful software to set up but if you follow these instructions you should be ok.

INTERNET CONNECTION
Webcam connected
Open messenger - on top toolbar. Left click ( > ) Messenger > Preferences > Connection - Select 'no proxies' or 'connect direct to the internet' depending on the version of messenger you have
make sure your internet connection and country are correct in the lower two boxes > Apply > OK

TESTING
> Messenger > My webcam - the warning panel will launch, click 'OK' and your webcam will start. You should be rewarded at this stage with your happy smiling face.

SET WEBCAM DEFAULT
With webcam still running > Messenger > Preferences > Webcam > Camera Source - set your webcam as default using dropbox. > Camera Settings - adjust settings to suit. > Apply > OK
Take a note of any additional software, if you have multiple choice for Camera Source, you may wish to uninstall any redundant webcam software later to prevent conflicts

PERMISSION OPTIONS
> Messenger > Preferences > Webcam - make your selections ( who you will allow to view you) > Apply > OK
IN USE
When you are both on line and wish to show your webcam > Actions > 'Invite to view my webcam'. This will launch an invitation on your contacts screen when they 'Accept' your webcam broadcast will start- There can be considerable time lag ( 1 minute) before they see you, so don't be too impatient ( You can check the status on the bottom left of your webcam panel. You can 'drag and drop' the frame to a convenient location by grabbing the top border.

Your contacts needs to configure their connection the same as above or they may get a "webcam not connected" message

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You cannot access camera source until the webcam is running in Messenger - try setting it up from scratch
1) The webcam is working outside of Messenger
2) Reboot webcam by unplugging the USB connection and inserting it again - its important if its been used elsewhere and prior to chat.
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http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/messenger/messenger9/webcam/mstacamreq.html
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