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I have a webcam and it's on and working but its showing blurry and I cant get it to focus

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Check the software for the camera, get the name of the manufacturer and go download new drivers for it.

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Lastly, if your webcam's image is not sharp, check to see if it has a focus ring. A blurry image can sometimes simply mean the webcam is not in focus. Adjusting the focus through the ring can solve that problem.
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