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When I skype, the webcam switches off??? Just happened out of the blue.

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Everytime or sometimes, depending on internet connection quality, i.e. link quality as well as strength, speed. Normally Skype will bring up some notification as to why. Does it work fine with another Video featured IM client software if yes and internet, enough resources etc is good then come back and let us know. We can investigate it further, cheers.

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4. Click "Video." This is a blue icon on the left.

5. Check the box next to "Enable Skype Video."

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Sounds like the software is looking at a video card
Re-check your settings

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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.

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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.
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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
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Go to Control Panel->Add Remove Programs and remove Skype from the PC. Now reboot and install skype after a fresh download. Now configure skype to use this webcam as default webcam and enjoy video calls. For more info read the link:
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Before you can use your webcam in any chat program you have to configure it to that program

Test your webcam here to make sure it broadcasts ok - Hit 'Allow' in the top window and check your cam in the left hand panel.

http://www.testmycam.com/

If it fails to broadcast - disconnect webcam - uninstall current webcam software - restart computer visit this website - identify your webcam and click on it. select your OS and download software.

Start Skype.
On the Tools menu, click 'Options'.
In the navigation pane of the Skype 'Options' window, click 'Audio Settings'
Set your speakers as default.
Select your webcam as the default microphone.
Click 'Save'
In the navigation pane of the Skype Options window, click Video Settings.
Select your webcam as the default.
Click Save
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Normal 0 See section A. Skype in the info below to setup the Audio & Video.
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.

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  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.
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Whats the model of the camera there will probably be a free downloadable driver on the internet.

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