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Cam stopped working

My husband has had life cam 6000 installed on his computer for a long time with no problems. He unplugged it from his usb a few days ago and when he plugged it back in it wont work now. He has tryed reinstalling. It says web cam is not connected to the computer when he trys to use it now. He is using this on a Vista operating system but had it properly set up for that and was working fine before. I dont know how just unplugging it could have messed it up but we need to get this fixed! Please help. Thank you

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    Not sure if your is installed but if it is try one of these to communicate with Family and friends.



    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 set it up as follows:






    1. Go to TOOLS,
      then OPTIONS, and click on Audio Settings and set the
      Microphone and Speakers
      to the computer Audio Card.

    2. Then
      click on the Video Settings.

    3. The
      camera if installed properly will come up and show a picture.

    4. Then
      on the bottom of the page click on Save.





    The camera and audio should function properly. Your friends and Family will now see and
    talk to you.





    B. Yahoo Setup:





    After downloading and installing Yahoo Messenger set
    it up as follows:






    1. Go to Messenger
      at the top left and click on it.

    2. Next
      go down to Preferences and click on it.

    3. Next Calling
      and Devices
      on the right and set the Microphone and Speakers to
      the computer Audio Card.

    4. Next
      go to the Test Audio section and
      (in blue writing) click on
      “Open the call setup assistant” and follow the instructions on the
      left window.





    When done both the Audio and Video will function properly so
    you can chat and see family or friends you are connected to.


    Hope this helps. Bud



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Reinstall using the info below.

Normal 0 Did you install the software with the camera connected to the computer? Disconnect the camera from the USB port and reinstall the software. When the program asks you to connect the camera, do so, and it should work. Hope this is of some help. Bud

Below is info for setting up Audio & Video to chat on line after you install , either Skype or a messenger program.


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 set it up as follows:

  1. Go to TOOLS, then OPTIONS, and click on Audio Settings and set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio Card.
  2. Then click on the Video Settings.
  3. The camera if installed properly will come up and show a picture.
  4. Then on the bottom of the page click on Save.

The camera and audio should function properly. Your friends and Family will now see and talk to you.

B. Yahoo Setup:

After downloading and installing Yahoo Messenger set it up as follows:

  1. Go to Messenger at the top left and click on it.
  2. Next go down to Preferences and click on it.
  3. Next Calling and Devices on the right and set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio Card.
  4. Next go to the Test Audio section and (in blue writing) click on “Open the call setup assistant” and follow the instructions on the left window.

C. Windows Live Messenger:

  1. After you start Windows Live Messenger, expand the view by clicking on the square on top left next to the red X.
  2. Then on the Windows Live messenger window on the right side, click on “ “Show Menus.” And then click on “Show the Menu Bar”.
  3. Next go to the Menu Bar on right side, click on “ “Action.”
  4. Go to “TOOLS” and click “Audio and Video Setting” and follow the instructions.
NOTE: You audio and video shoud 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.
Hope this helps. Bud


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