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Webcam is showing black screen.

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.
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Which version r u using? 8 or 9 beta?

1.for 9 beta:
*Can you see your cam clearly? I mean no black screen.
If your web-cam is having black screen, then you have to set it.
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First, please check your connectivity settings within Yahoo! Messenger to make sure you're not connecting through a proxy server. Here's how:

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