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It does not work with Yahoo Messenger

My Microsoft LifeCam VX-500 is not working on my Yahoo Messenger

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  • Anonymous May 02, 2009

    My problem is exactly the same. It works perfectly with the less desireable MSN messenger, but shows black on Yahoo. And yes, I have tried setting it up via Yahoo, it knows it's there, it's the default cam, just black screen.
    It does state on the box that it works with Yahoo. False advertising Mr Gates?

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You may have a firewall blocking the cam. You could try reinstalling Yahoo and cam software again.

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