My girlfriend runs a Dell 600M computer, and I just bought her a new lifecam show, which took a long time to download, then tried using skype but couldn't hear or see her. She can hear me ok sometimes, but not very well. Also it says the connection is being lost. Windows are not minimizing- taking a very long time. Basically nothing is working. Her camera works fine, just not on skype- almost as if too big or something. I have had no problems on my end
bad: Relatively slow office-productivity speeds; short battery life; no FireWire por 2. what ram does she have 3. did she set up the cam with skype and only useing it in skype at the time 4. iit might be the computer it self is old or to slow to run the webcam also
i recmaend a logitech notebook pro cam if it is a laptop if u can in canda go to canada computers u can get a new one for 44.99 ( cash deal ) + tax a used one i think is 43.99 + tax
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Try this TEST SPEAKERS Right click on speaker icon in System Tray Select "Playback Devices" The speaker icon ( checked as working) and volume level graph should be visible Right click on the volume graph and click "Test" Left hand speakers followed by right hand should be heard
SET DEFAULT & TEST MIC Click "Recording" tab. To set required mic as default - click on mic font to highlight and click "Properties" In lower dropbox display "Use this device enable" click OK Click "Levels" tab and ramp up sliders ( adjust to suit later) Return to "Recording". Test mic by speaking and make sure volume graph displays Restart computer CONFIGURE TO SKYPE est your webcam here to make sure it broadcasts ok - Hit 'Allow' in the top window and check your cam in the left hand panel.
working OK ?
CONFIGURE TO SKYPE Connect webcam Its good practice to disconnect and re-connect your webcam before you start (To reboot the webcam software) - if you have been using it elsewhere the SKYPE software may have difficulty in locating it, even if you exited the previous program correctly. The reason being, the webcam software can remain hooked-up to a program and needs to be rebooted. Mine, I just unplug it from the USB and plug it back in to reboot the software. If yours is integral with the computer you will have to re-start the computer, use a keyboard shortcut or disable / enable the webcam from the Device Manager.
Start Skype. On the 'Tools' menu, click 'Options'. In the navigation pane of the Skype 'Options' window, click 'Audio Settings' Run down the list setting your defaults Select your webcam as the default microphone. Make a free test call Click 'Save' In the navigation pane of the Skype Options window, click Video Settings. This will launch your webcam Adjust quality of picture in 'Settings' Check the correct webcam is shown as default Click Save Test your webcam 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)
When Skype uses the Lifecam, an icon named "Microsoft LifeCam Dashboard"(it looks like a round
blue button) shows up in the System Tray (lower right corner of the desktop). Click the icon to pop up
According to the reading I just did, neither Windows Live Messenger or AOL Instant Messenger for Mac OS X have viable webcam support, particularly in the area of sending webcam from Mac to PC. I suggest both you and the person you are trying to webcam with download Skype, from
If you have any further issues after this, don't hesitate to comment and ask for help again, there are other possible problems I could help you solve.
Go to TOOLS, then OPTIONS, and click on Audio Settings and set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio Card. Then click on the Video Settings. The camera if installed properly will come up and show a picture. Then on the bottom of the page click on Save.
I had the same problem with Lifecam VX3000 on Vista, and tried all the remedies everyone suggested online, including upgrades to driver, software, and DirectX. I even went out and bought a new webcam by a different manufacturer.
Turns out the answer was simpler. DON'T turn on the Lifecam software before you start Skype!
If you do, Skype thinks that "another program" is using the webcam. Open Skype alone; it will find the webcam and turn it on. Now I can chat with our little grandson in Kuala Lumpur. Hope this helps.