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I can see and hear but I cannot be seen though web cam is on

Daughter calls me
I accept
I can see her and we chat, plus she sends pictures of the granchild
She can hear me but cannot see me
Am using Yahoo Messenger that sends message that web cam is
not connected...but it is! as I can see myself.
We unplug, reconnect and fiddle around but no success.
Seems that I made a bad purchase this month of December 2008
Any possible solution? Scrap? Buy another web cam? Live with it?

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  • azulitos May 26, 2009

    i can see and hear but she cannot see me

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(just incase you have opened the software first)

you cant have the camera in use by 2 pieces of software, if you want it running in messanger make sure you havnt opened the camera software first. :)

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Try going into Yahoo messenger and when signed in go to actions and scroll down to "Invite to view my webcam" click it it should come up with a setup screen for your web cam.
Or alternatively
Click on the messenger button scroll down to preferences.and open it then go to the webcam setup and follow instructions

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