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Lifecam VX-3000 cannot capture image, video, or sound.

Hello. I've recently hooked up my Lifecam VX-3000 on a Windows XP machine. I can open the lifecam program and the video works fine. It displays the image and all. I can edit the settings, and I've been through the wizard to set it up numerous times.

My problem is that the buttons along the bottom to capture a picture, sound clip, or video clip are all greyed out. I've been through the troubleshooting in the helpfile a few times with no success. Closed all other programs on my computer that could possibly interfere, changed USB ports and everything.

Is there something simple I'm missing here?

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  • 1 Install 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.
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  • 4 To 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.
  • 5 Access 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.



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