I attached the webcam via the USB cable and the light came on for about one second, then went off. This repeated numerous times as I tried another port, then went back to the first one, then rebooted the computer and reopened Skype. Still no action beyond the brief lightup.
Would it have helped to close all other programs?
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Re: Webcam not working
There might have been a CD installer that came with your camera. Sometimes it is required that you install the CD first before plugging the cam. You have to check closely the instructions. If you have not CD, perhaps you can try auto install when :New Hardware Found" dialog comes out.
Also I notice that changing USB ports install the camera many times over. I would suggest you connect it permanently to one selected port.
Good luck and hope this works out for you.
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You want a cable with a signal repeater to make sure the signal doesn't time out as USB can do at long ranges. Try this 32 foot cable with signal repeater, pretty cheap at 14$, and Amazon is a reputable seller, and generally has good return policies should it not work. http://www.amazon.com/Active-Extension-Repeater-Female-Meters/dp/accessories/B002VG39BI Another solution for low latency extension is USB over CAT5 adapters, but would probably be pricier. CAT5 cable is low resistance so the response time does not degrade over distance as easily.
I suspect that the voltage drop across the lead is enough to prevent the webcam from working. Post the question on the logitech forum Have all necessary information ready Camera model OS Type of USB port 1.1 or 2.0
reconnect webcam usb port, then restart your PC. then, attact usb port again, try to attach first at front usb port of your CPU, if stil doesnt work, attach your webcam at the back usb port of your CPU.
check the usb settings enabled in the bios or the cable inside the laptop.In some case the usb cable inside get fault and it will not detect the web cam.In normal case if you plug any usb device it will detect the usb device then the os will show new hardware found and will allow you to install the software for it,if it doesnt detect you cannot install the driver for it and in the yahoo messenger it give the message