When i try to go on webcam on msn 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.' As far as i know i dont have a program using my webcam and im sure there is no virsus or anything on it because its brand new.
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Re: Acer Aspire 7730 webcam can't use on MSN
You need to also set cam up for msn followAfter you start Windows Live Messenger, expand the view by clicking on the square on top left next to the red X. Then on the Windows Live messenger window on the right side, click on “ “Show Menus.” And then click on “Show the Menu Bar”. Next go to the Menu Bar on right side, click on Action. Go to “TOOLS” and click “Audio and Video Setting and follow the instructions. these instructions
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Adjust your browser security setting to allow webcams if you have flash micro media you will see the camra security but if you go to internet setting you can ajust the broswer setting from there .make sure that your firewall allow your webcam .then let me know how you did
If it's not physically damaged you can fix it yourself. Could be a driver conflict, have you installed any new programs lately?
In your Start menu search, type "Device Manager". Open DM and click the + next to "Imaging Devices". Find your webcam and double click it. What does it say on the "General" tab for "Device Status"? You can go to the Driver tab and "Update Driver". Try letting Windows find the best driver for you. If it tells you that you already have the best driver installed, but it still won't work, try uninstalling the driver and updating it again.
Your webcam drivers can also be found on your recovery discs, and Acer's website.
Unistall Windows Live Messenger Erase the installation folder and
this (XP): .\Documents and Settings\All Users\WLinstaller (or something
that begins with WL and sound like that) in Vista is in .\ProgramData\ REBOOT: REALLY IMPORTANT, I DID IT WITHOUT REBOOT AND DIDN'T WORK After reboot, reinstall. And everything's done.
I know a lot of people are having problems with the acer cam
if you updated msn try going back to your old version
or if you have'nt updated it you can try that.
The only other thing is to uninstall cam and reinstall
I've had to that so many times on my acer crystal eye cam
1. Click Start, click Run,
copy and paste the following text: %SystemDrive%\Program
Files\McAfee\SiteAdvisor in the Run box and click OK. 2. Right-click the file
sasets.ini or sasets.dll and select Open With, then select Notepad. 3. Locate
the section titled [msnmsgr.exe]. 4. Change Enabled=1 to Enabled=0. 5. Click
File and select Save. 6. Close sasets.ini or sasets.dll and restart your
uninstall your msn reinstall then in the file on your msn beside where you add contacts click the arrow then tools then setup audio and video.
Then exit msn and restart
This seems to be a constant problem with msn and built in cams
what type of camera and what laptop
hi,the acer crystal eye has issues with mcafee site adviser either delete it as i did or configure it.search mcafeemessenger click on microsoft live messenger 2009 (v140) conference link to the appr opiate page hope this is helpful.