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Error message says: you have no webcam connected

I installed this camera today. I can see myself on camera in a window in my own screen but nobody else can. When I invite people to see my camera I get an error message "you have no webcam connected" I have tried to use yahoo messenger (the message comes from yahoo messenger) and microsoft live does not detect any of my contacts on line.
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  • Anonymous Feb 02, 2009

    i have same problem except my cam works in msn. Does not work in yahoo messenger. I get same message.

  • ghelz Feb 02, 2009

    i dont know how to solve this problem

  • NIKIPLAITIS Feb 10, 2009

    ERROR MESSAGE - NETWORK ERROR OCCURRED WHILE CONNECTING TO THE SERVER - TRYING TO USE WEBCAM IN YAHOO MESSENGER AND IT USED TO WORK

    HAVE SHUT OFF ALL FIREWALLS AND STILL NO LUCK

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Normal 0 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.

A. Skype Setup:

After downloading and installing Skype (http://www.skype.com/intl/en-gb/download/skype/windows/beta/downloading/ ) set it up as follows:

  1. Go to Tools, then Options, and click on Audio Settings and set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio Card.
  2. Then click on the Video Settings.
  3. The camera if Installed Properly will come up and show a video picture.
  4. 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.
  2. Next go down to Preferences and click on it.
  3. Next Calling and Devices on the right and set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio Card.
  4. Next go to the Test Audio section and (in blue writing) click on “Open the call setup assistant” and follow the instructions on the left window.

C. Windows Live Messenger:

  1. After you start Windows Live Messenger, expand the view by clicking on the square on top left next to the red X.
  2. Then on the Windows Live messenger window on the right side, click on “ “Show Menus.” And then click on “Show the Menu Bar”.
  3. Next go to the Menu Bar on right side, click on “ “Action.”
  4. Go to “TOOLS” and click “Audio and Video Setting” and follow the instructions.
NOTE: Your audio and video should work. Enjoy.

When done both the Audio and Video will function properly so you can chat and see family or friends you are connected to.

Hope this helps. Bud

Posted on Feb 05, 2009

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