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Can't use my microsoft lifecam vx 600 on msn

I just bought a microsoft lifecam vx 600 and it works properly but when i try and use the webcam on MSN it dont work it says " We couldn't start your camera device. Please check that your camera is not currently in use by another program, and then try again" but im not using the cam any where else. please can someone help me.

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  • Anonymous Jan 15, 2009

    i have exactly the same problem with my web camera VX 6000. The advice left by the last person does not solve the issue and i have had to refer it to microsoft engineers. Any joy with this then please let me know ad vice versa

  • gujiflava Jan 16, 2009

    hi its gujiflava, no that still did not work. it won't let me go on to audio and video settings.

  • Anonymous Apr 12, 2009

    i followed the msn instructions but it just came up with an error message after clicking audio and video setting saying "we are unable to show video and audio set up"
    what should i do now?

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Normal 0 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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