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Messenger is not available right now. Please try again later. (0x8ac70202). I get the above error when i try to use my webcam on msn messenger. My webcam is a crstal eye, in built on my acer laptop.

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    its a crystal eye web cam buit in the laptop and when i try to use a message says

    WE COULDNT START YOUR CAMARA DEVICE. PLEASE CHECK THAT YOUR CAMARA IS NOT CURRENTLY IN USE BY ANOTHER PROGRAM, AND THEN TRY AGAIN

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You have to reinstall the webcam's driver and it will work normally

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The type of pc is not as important as the type of webcam at this point. The story also needs more details.

If you had a Logtec webcam and at first it only worked with its custom made software, what did you do to make it work with MSN?
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