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Webcam Issues I try to turn my webcam on msn on to talk to people but i get the following message..."Your conversation cannot begin because your camera is currently in use or not plugged in. Make sure your camera is available and try again."...the problem is that my webcam is in my laptop and came preinstalled so i cant "plug it in." If anyone can tell me how to fix it (being atleast semi specific, im not that computer smart) it would be a great help. Thanks in advance: Alexander

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    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 should 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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