Question about Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 Web Camera
I bough a VX-3000 lifecam and installed it on my lap top. It gave me the set up wizard to check and make sure the video, and audio were working. I decided to see if it worked and hopped onto my windows live messenger. I went to invite a friend but I recieved this message in bold print... :
"We couldn't start your camera device. Please check that your camera is not currently in use by another program, and then try again"
I've tried everything. I've deleted the software over three times and tried to reinstall it.... I even restarted my computer after I installed it and tried it again... Please, any input would be vastly appreciated!
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:
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:
C. Windows Live Messenger:
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
Posted on Jan 15, 2009
I had the same problem. It turned out to be caused by the new McAfee anti virus programme I had installed. I rang McAfee and they sorted it straight away.
Posted on Mar 29, 2009
I have tried the step-by-step guide from Mcafee but when I try to save the file - it wont work. Can anyone help me with this?
Posted on Jun 18, 2009
I have a laptop...it has a camera web but when i open the program it says 'No camera device' how can i fix this problem.oh i forgot to say i have windows 7...???
Posted on Nov 23, 2009
A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Jul 11, 2012 | Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 Web Camera
Jun 28, 2011 | Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 Web Camera
May 21, 2011 | Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 Web Camera
Mar 25, 2011 | Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 Web Camera
Feb 27, 2011 | Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 Web Camera
Dec 16, 2010 | Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 Web Camera
Mar 24, 2009 | Creative Labs Live! Cam Voice Webcam
Nov 22, 2008 | Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 Web Camera
24,638 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!