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LifeCam VX 3000 has audio but no video with SKYPE

I'm having a problem. My lifecam xv3000 works fine when I run the diagnostics and set ups. The audio works with SKYPE but no video.
Any ideas?

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  • Angelo Amico Jan 26, 2009

    I don't think the driver is an issue since it's brand new, out of the box. I'll try it though. It may have been updated after it got to the store. It seems the problem only surfaces when communicating with a Logitek Quick Cam Delux. Tried with another person and worked fine.

  • Angelo Amico Jan 29, 2009

    The LOgitek guy I was having trouble seeing loaded the newest version of Skype and now everythig is fine. SO if your a LOGITEK cam user, try his. thanks

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    John Jan 26, 2009

    If you can take note of the other persons equipment and what they are running compare the two and see what is different and that should rule out some options see what you have left and change or update those if that does not help get back to me

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Any web cam should work with skype.
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Test your webcam here by hitting "Allow" in top window and assessing your webcam in left hand panel.
If it works here, you know the hardware is OK. Now you have to configure it to any program you want to use it in
SkypeIf you have problems when you use your webcam device in Skype, you may have to configure the audio and video setting in Skype. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Start Skype.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Options.
  3. In the navigation pane of the Skype Options window, click Audio Settings.
  4. Select your LifeCam device as the default microphone. For example, select Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000.
  5. In the navigation pane of the Skype Options window, click Video Settings.
  6. Select your LifeCam device as the default Webcam. For example, select Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000.
  7. Click Save.
  8. Test LifeCam by making a Skype test call.
For more information about how to configure Skype Messenger, please visit the following Skype Web site: http://support.skype.com (http://support.skype.com)


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I am new to using a web cam. I purchased the VX6000 and everything is working, however, the people I talk to on it only see static pictures of me (Skype).


I think what they are seeing is the photo you took with your webcam when you set up your account.
Make sure your webcam is is working OK and then check your settings

  1. Start Skype.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Options.
  3. In the navigation pane of the Skype Options window, click Audio Settings.
  4. Select your LifeCam device as the default microphone. For example, select Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000.
  5. In the navigation pane of the Skype Options window, click Video Settings.
  6. Select your LifeCam device as the default Webcam. For example, select Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000.
  7. Click Save.
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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.

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After downloading and installing Skype (http://www.skype.com/intl/en-gb/download/skype/windows/beta/downloading/Bud )
  1. Log on to SKYPE and do the following.
  2. Go to Tools, then Options, and click on Audio Settings and set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio Card.
  3. Then click on the Video Settings.
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  5. Then, on the bottom of the page click on Save.

The camera and audio should function properly. Your friends and Family will now be able to see and her to you.

B. Yahoo Setup:

After downloading and installing Yahoo Messenger (http://www.soft32.com/download_30.html ) set it up as follows:

  1. Go to Messenger at the top left and click on it.
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