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Re: attempt to capture photo fails
has corrupt driver. Disconnect
the Camera from the USB port and reinstall the CD or Downloaded software
program. When the program asks you to connect the camera to the
USB port, do so and it should work.
to use it on the Web, do this. Web Camera’s have to be
setup on the program they are to be used with. Just installing the camera
on your computer does not set it up to broadcast on messengers or Skype.
Each program has Options that have to be setup in order for
the Audio and Video to function properly. A. Skype Setup:
After downloading and installing Skype (http://www.skype.com/intl/en-gb/download/skype/windows/beta/downloading/
) set it up as follows:
Go to Tools,
then Options, and click on Audio Settings and set the Microphone
and Speakers to the computer Audio Card.
click on the Video Settings.
camera if Installed Properly will come up and show a video picture.
on the bottom of the page click on Save.
The camera and audio should function properly. Your
friends and Family will now be able to see and her to you. B. Yahoo Setup:
After downloading and installing Yahoo Messenger
) set it up as follows:
Messenger at the top left and click on it.
go down to Preferences and click on it.
Calling and Devices on the right and set the Microphone and Speakers to
the computer Audio Card.
go to the Test Audio section and (in blue writing) click on
“Open the call setup assistant” and follow the instructions on the left
C. Windows Live Messenger:
you start Windows Live Messenger, expand the view by clicking on the
square on top left next to the red X.
on the Windows Live messenger window on the right side, click on “ “Show
Menus.” And then click on “Show the Menu Bar”.
go to the Menu Bar on right side, click on “ “Action.”
“TOOLS” and click “Audio and Video Setting” and follow the
NOTE: Your audio and video should work. Enjoy.
When done both the Audio and Video will function properly so
you can chat and see family or friends you are connected to. D.AIM (AOL)
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Are you saying it will not take a photo? Try replacing/recharging the battery and take a photo of your self, and see if the lens moves freely and the shutter also moves. If that fails it may be a sensor problem (which would be bad news!)
When the shutter assembly fails all you can do is to set the camera to manual exposure, select the "B" shutter speed, and with the lens off and the back open, fire the shutter. In the B setting the shutter will remain open as long as you hold the shutter button, allowing you to see if there's an obvious obstruction.
If there's nothing obvious, then the shutter assembly must be replaced and as it's an uneconomical repair on that model your camera effectively becomes a spares donor.
You can get similar models very cheaply on auction websites or even for nothing at all on sites like FreeCycle and Freegle as they're effectively worthless, even in good working order.
Grainy photos is due to high ISO that is needed to capture photos in low light. The solution to that problem is to use flash. Blur in low light would be due to a long shutter speed in an attempt to capture enough light to get a properly exposed photo. Again, the solution here is to use flash. Auto mode with flash on is just fine in this situation-- you could also try night mode if you wish.
Turn the camera on and look into the view finder while you try to press the shutter button. Check the information in the view finder to see whether you are getting an error message. If you see an error message in the view finder, remove the lens cap and proceed to take a photograph but, instead of pressing the shutter button this time, press the button near the top of the camera on the back which says "AF/AE. If the camera takes the photo it means you have somehow initiated the auto focus/auto exposure lock which the camera will not override when attempting to take a photo using the shutter button. When you use the AF/AE button, you override this system. To remedy this issue, when you get the error message try pressing the shutter button again. Also, remove the lens to see if the shutter inside has frozen in the "locked" position. If you find this to be the case you will need to contact Nikon Customer Support. The link for Nikon Support is below. The numbers are half-way down the page.
the software using the included CD and plug the LifeCam into a free USB
port. For desktop use, place the LifeCam on a clear spot on your desk
that's free of other objects, including cables. The camera should not
be more than an arm's length away from you. For LCD (or similar object)
use, push the center part of the camera's base upward, place the camera
on the LCD and close the base around the monitor to secure it.
the device software by clicking the Microsoft LifeCam icon on your
Windows desktop. If no such icon exists on your Windows desktop, click
"Start," click "All Programs" and locate the Microsoft LifeCam program
in the list of programs there. After launching the LifeCam program,
look at the image that appears. If necessary, adjust the camera to more
precisely reflect your appearance. For best results, try to center the
camera image on your head and shoulders.
the video camera icon on the bottom panel of the LifeCam program to
begin video capture. Video will begin recording, and you will see a
"Recording Video" message beneath the live video image. To stop
recording, press the same icon (the icon will have a red square with a
blue background during recording).
begin audio capture, click the microphone icon on the bottom panel. To
stop the audio recording, click the same icon (again, it will have a
red square with a blue background during recording). To snap a photo,
click the camera icon on the bottom panel.
any of your captured video, audio or image files by clicking the folder
on the bottom panel. The VX-3000 also provides the ability to edit
video or image files using supported software. After snapping a photo
or capturing video, click the "Edit" icon that appears beneath the
thumbnail of the captured content.
Go to your hard drive and click on Applications/Image Capture and it should allow you to choose which camera you are downloading from. This is assuming that your camera is being recognized by the computer. You can find out by turning camera on while connected and in playback mode and going to your apple icon/about this mac/more info and clicking on hardware/usb and your camera model should show up there if it is connecting properly.
If all else fails, try a card reader for downloading, they are known to solve many headaches!