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The webcam button on my yahoo messenger is gray. It won't let you select it. My husband is in Afghanistan. We used it the other day and he was able to see me. Now it won't work. Help please!

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  • wehavard Apr 16, 2009

    Yes. I am using a laptop. 

  • wehavard Apr 16, 2009

    I have been using it and you can click on the webcam button. But the last few days it went to gray and it can't be clicked on. 

  • wehavard Apr 16, 2009

    It is a built in on a mac laptop.

  • Erinc INCI
    Erinc INCI May 11, 2010

    Are you using a Laptop? If you can give a little bit more details I'll be more than happy to help you..

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If it is a built-in webcam like in the edge bezel of a laptop monitor, look for a disc from the manufacturer to try and reinstall the driver for the camera.

If it is a camera that you plug into a USB slot, try plugging it into a different USB slot while the computer is on. If Windows doesn't recognize it and install the driver after you've plugged it into a new port, you may need to get the CD that came with it and use that to install (follow directions, which usually include not plugging the camera in until after you ran the CD, or during the middle of it) or if you don't have the CD, you can probably visit that manufacturer's website and download the driver or installation program.

Posted on Apr 16, 2009

  • Justin
    Justin Apr 16, 2009

    May I recommend you post your issue in the Apple support forum? http://www.fixya.com/support/apple
    This is the PC Desktops area, so you get a different set of people that more than likely don't know much about Macs (or maybe that's just me).

    Sorry!


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You can use one of the following methods to start sharing your own webcam from the Messenger menu:

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For older versions of Yahoo! Messenger:

  1. Click the Messenger menu and select My Webcam.
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You can also use one of the following methods to start sharing your own webcam from the chat window:

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1. Double-click a contact from your Messenger List and a Conversation window will open.
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For older versions of Yahoo! Messenger:

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Set up an account with Yahoo!. This is a site that allow webcam users to communicate with one another. To set up an account, click on "Create an Account" on the main screen. You are asked to enter your name, birthdate, a screen name and a password that you will use for the account
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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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click messenger
click connection
tick "connect directly to the internet"
click apply and ok.
Then open your cam and check if it working or not.
*Visit:

http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/messeng...

2*Follow the steps below to change your camera source.
Click "Messenger"
Click "My Webcam.
Click "Messenger" again.
Select "Preferences."
Click "Webcam."
Click "Camera Source."
Click the pull-down menu and select the camera you want to use.
Click "OK."

*Best is to visit following link:
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*Messenger 8 :

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Select "Connection."
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