As i use my webcam on messenger, there is no webcam detected on the system, and as i open it on the shortcut, the cam light opens but it says the camera is busy.. when i system restore my laptap, it runs for 15mins but disconnected again. how can i troubleshoot this, my acer model is aspire 4310
Hello there try uninstall your webcam from your control panel take all the sofware off ok,
then reinstall the software again and try it again
when your webcam says its busy then means that someother programe is using your webcam
have u any other website that u use or any other messenger u use if yes then go to that site and see if your webcam is active ok let me know how u get on and i will check out another way round it regards andy
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Before plugging the webcam you have to install the software driver first. After installing restart your computer and plug the webcam, it will detect the system as found new hardware just click ok or next then the system will update or installed the webcam. Mostly the software application are automatically appeared on your desktop. You can test your webcam by clicking the shortcut on your desktop or by using video call on yahoo messenger or using skype software. These two messenger will test if your webcam are properly installed and working. Have a nice day!
Plug in your webcam and visit this site - Hit 'Allow' in the top window and check your cam in the left hand panel. Do not proceed if the camera fails to work here, but concentrate on your webcam software / drivers
Having proved your cam is working ,you can configure it to Yahoo Messenger 10.
COMPATIBILITY WITH YAHOO MESSENGER
You MUST use Internet Explorer to visit this page, with your webcam plugged in, to check compatibility and automatically download the latest webcam control. Make sure your webcam broadcasts on this page before moving on
CONFIGURE SOFTWARE Its good practice to disconnect and re-connect your webcam before you start - if you have been using it elsewhere the Yahoo software may have difficulty in locating it. Mine, I just unplug it from the USB and plug it back in, if yours is integral with the computer you will have to re-start the computer, use a keyboard shortcut or disable / enable the webcam from the Device Manager. Of all the chat programs, Yahoo is the most painful software to set up but if you follow these instructions you should be ok.
INTERNET CONNECTION Webcam connected Open messenger - on top toolbar. Left click ( > ) Messenger > Preferences > Connection - Select 'no proxies' or 'connect direct to the internet' depending on the version of messenger you have make sure your internet connection and country are correct in the lower two boxes > Apply > OK
TESTING > Messenger > My webcam - the warning panel will launch, click 'OK' and your webcam will start. You should be rewarded at this stage with your happy smiling face.
SET WEBCAM DEFAULT With webcam still running > Messenger > Preferences > Webcam Broadcast > Camera Source - set your webcam as default using dropbox. > Camera Settings - adjust settings to suit. > Apply > OK Take a note of any additional software, if you have multiple choice for Camera Source, you may wish to uninstall any redundant webcam software later to prevent conflicts
AUDIO Open Video and Voice - run through your default equipment and make a test call - click OK
PERMISSION OPTIONS > Messenger > Preferences > Webcam - make your default equipment selections and who you will allow to view you > Apply >
make sure firt your camera ia detected by the computer, when you plug the camera, it should give you the new found hardware message, make sure that the driver is installed, there should be a cd that came with yor camera, install it first. then open yahoo messenger, there are tabs aove the yahoo messenger screen like messenger, contacts, action, help. click messenger and you should find something that say MY WEBCAM, click on it, if the webcam is working, you can now see your self on the screen. if you want others to see it click broadcast on bottom left,
Also send this to your family
and friends so they have their computer setup properly. 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. Yahoo Setup:
Did you download yahoo or web cam drivers twice?Unplug your cam.go to cam website and download new drivers after uninstalling the old ones.reboot your computer.load/install new drivers .plug in cam.open yahoo im in the tool bar select actions ..click on calling devices set-up.yahoo will detect cam.RICHARDM69
do a cam/mic test in the audio/video settings in the tools tab in yahoo. Then you need to minimise the yahoo screen and right click on the cam icon in the taskbar and check that the mic and cam are enabled and that it is set to allow other programes to take control of this device