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Webcam not working..says not found!

Hi, I am not able to access my webcam using Yahoo messenger! It says camera not found..whereas it was working fine till some days back. It is a built in camera in the acer aspire 4710z My webcam stopped working within the last week or so also.

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  • faye417 Jan 20, 2009

    my webcam stopped working also, for no apparent reason.

  • Anonymous Mar 01, 2009

    same issue. works fine if i wan to click picture but in messagner it shows blank window

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Solution 1: reinstall your yahoo messenger

solution 2: reinstall your web cam driver again.

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