I have an Acer Extenza 5620 T7500 Notebook. When I am opening the webcam thru Yahoo Messenger it is only showing a black screen. However, when I use it as a common camera, it can pick up pictures. How can I set it up in a way that I can use it as a webcam?
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Go to Messenger at the top left and click on it. Next go down to Preferences and click on it. Next Calling and Devices on the right and set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio Card. 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. LET ME KNOW IF THIS HELPED AND PLEASE RATE ME
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This is happening because the Dell webcam central is accessing the webcam at the same time as yahoo messenger. Click on start and click on Run(XP), Type MSCONFIG in start search (Vista) and you'll get the system configuration utility. Open it and go to the startup tab. Uncheck anything related to Dell webcam. Click on Apply and OK and restart the computer. If yahoo messenger shows a black screen uninstall Yahoo messenger and reinstall with the more recent version.
I have a Dell XPS M1330 with integrated webcam. Suddenly the webcam cannot be opened by Windows Live Messenger, have tried uninstalling windows messenger and re-installing and didn't work. and a cat keeps caming up
If you see a black screen when broadcasting your webcam: There may not be enough light in the room. If so, illuminate the room appropriately. Your camera may not be functioning properly. Try your camera with the manufacturer's software. The correct camera may not be selected by Yahoo! Messenger. To change your camera source: 1. Click the "Messenger" menu in Yahoo! Messenger and select "Start My Webcam." 2. Click the "Messenger" menu in Yahoo! Messenger and select "Preferences." 3. Click the "Webcam" category. 4. Click the "Camera Source" button. 5. Click the pull-down menu and select the desired camera. 6. Click the "OK" button. If you see a black screen when viewing a friend's webcam: Check the status message at the bottom of your viewer window. If it says "Stopped," the person broadcasting has stopped broadcasting images. Ask the person to resume broadcasting and try viewing again. If the person is in fact broadcasting and you still see a black screen in your viewer, ask them to check their camera and take the webcam compatibility test.