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Camera keeps flicking on and off

Hi every time I try and use Skype my camera doesn't work. It used to work fine and then it would work for the first 5 minutes of a conversation and switch off and now it doesn't work at all. I tried to change the skype settings to allow my camera but then my camera starts flicking on and off really fast, it will detect it for a split second then not detect it and just carries on doing that

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Here's a troubleshooting guide from Skype:https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA1267/how-can-i-solve-problems-with-video-calling-in-skype-for-windows-desktop

If those steps do not work (definitely try updates and another application like Google Hangouts),try another USB webcam and see if skype can use it correctly (https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA3731/how-can-i-check-that-my-webcam-is-working-correctly-in-skype-for-windows-desktop). If the external camera does work, there's a good chance that the issue is with the internal camera and may need to be replaced.

If there are still issues, here's a couple other things to try:
try running an antivirus program like AVG or Avira which have free versions or free online scans,
Try running a "system restore" to a date that you know the camera worked- http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/features/system-restore

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What is the make and model number of the computer? What is operating system that is on it?

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    Jeanette Krielen Nov 29, 2013

    It is an Acer Aspire One, I think the model number is AO756, there is also another number which is Q1VZC

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