Question about Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 Web Camera
I can here a lot of fuzzy noise but can barley hear my own voice during playback of video recordings of myself. Please help me.
Go to Control Panel and Click on Sounds,
Click on Audio, then Click on the Microphone. Then Click on
the drop down and select Camera Microphone.
Click OK and it should work.
Also check this out to chat.
Normal 0 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.
A. Skype Setup:
After downloading and installing Skype (http://www.skype.com/intl/en-gb/download/skype/windows/beta/downloading/Bud )
The camera and audio should function properly. Your friends and Family will now be able to see and her to you.
Also Windows Live and AIM Messengers need to be setup.
Let me know if you need the other setup.
Hope this helps. Bud
Posted on Apr 21, 2009
I was having the same issue with the mic noise. I'm running Vista and I know where to look to set up the camera, (any kind of camera). The first thing I have to say is Microsoft really botched this camera by not separating the camera from the mic. I already have a good stereo mic, but it won't work in the lifecam app. In fact, if you disable the lifecam mic in the control panel the lifecam software will tell you there is no camera, (the camera still work in other apps). Also, because the mic is USB with the camera, none of the usefull options availble on my HD soundcard can be used.
I fixed the noise issue using the proceedure suggested by keith_phi179, only simply moving the "black solanoid" or microphone away from the circut board didnt' work and I ended up pulling the metal clip completely off of the microphone and removing it. I don't know what purpose this piece was supposed to serve, but it works better without it.
Posted on Apr 06, 2010
have the Lifecam vx-1000. The dashboard effects work when in the
Microsoft Lifecam software (photo, audio + video capture software).
However they don't appear to work on Window Live Messenger 2009 (Build 14.0.8064.206).
Is there anyone knows the problem?
Posted on Sep 14, 2009
It's not always a software problem. I tried everything with this VX-3000 as I had it for some time now and knew where to look for in Vista. Since the software did not do the trick I used Solution #2 mentioned above without good results at first. I then started to move things around inside first by dismantling the camera of course and then moving delicately wires and plastic connectors until I got a perfect signal in Skype. I now have a flawless microphone that works great. Thanks to this forum it got me to look even further.
Posted on Jan 07, 2010
THIS IS NOT A SOLUTION JUS A NOTE TO SAY TO KIETH NICE ONE TAKIN THE SCREW OUT THE BACK WORKED A TREAT THANKYOU VERY MUCHXX
Posted on Apr 26, 2009
I just bought the VX-3000 and only now discovered so many compliants for the same problem I'm experiencing with the microphone. It's unusable. It seems nobody is able to fix it. And Microsoft?
Posted on May 17, 2008
This webcam is NOT junk. Sure there might be a problem with it but my one was working PERFECTLY that was only until I needed to re-install it that there was a lot of fuzzy noise in the background. I would also like to say that this webcam when it works is a hell of a lot better than logitech.
Although I would also like the problem fixed it's so annoying since it has been working perfectly for ages :(
Posted on Apr 20, 2008
What the **** do you mean take it away from the motherboard whereelse can u even put it im SO frustrated
Posted on Dec 26, 2009
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