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Can't use my webcam in Yahoo! Messenger

I and those who view my webcam only see black when I activate my webcam. When I checked Yahoo! Messenger support/ help topics, it says my webcam is not compatible with Yahoo! Messenger.
I need help, please.

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  • cardy556 Feb 11, 2009

    same

  • sibin98951 Feb 20, 2009

    when i try to connect webcam in yahoomessenger it cannot work.

  • alpha02 Mar 09, 2009

    webcam doesnt work on yahoo

  • ihmmpz Mar 14, 2009

    i have the same problem... please help....

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2009

    please help, i have the same problem, but when i use other software that records video by the use of webcam, my webcam works, in YM, it only displays black screen

  • maritz Apr 09, 2009

    i cant use my webcam in yahoo messenger due to vfw static

  • aashwer May 18, 2009

    on aspire one netbook - webcam does not work on yahoo messenger, it says "not connected" or "sorry, no webcam was found on your system"

  • Anonymous May 25, 2009

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