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My web camera just seems to have stopped working.

Was working fine, now on skype and not coming up!! didn't drop it or anyhting like that don't know what happened!!

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My web cam was working online perfectly but since today i don't know why but it doesn't work online anymore and on my lifecam program it works fine.


To test if it works online go to this free webcam test site. Allow access to the webcam when prompted, and you should be able to see yourself. If not click the drop down box under the Live Camera window to manually select your webcam. Once you prove your webcam works over the Internet go to the service you normally use online (Skype, MSN, Yahoo, etc.). I fit doesn't automatically view try going under the Settings options to see if you need to manually select it.

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Try to uninstall any other video software that might conflict with the driver of your Microsoft LifeCam

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Web Cam not working... HELP Please


First, you are NOT the only one. Skype seems to be having issues. I teleconference with Skype 20 times a day. 1/2 the time the cameras work and 1/2 the time it doesn't, and it could be mine or the person I called that doesn't work.

Check and see if you have the latest version of Skype. If not, download and install.

Try your webcam software as if you are going to make a video. If the camera works, it's most likely Skype. If not, start troubleshooting the camera.

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LifeCam 1.4 dashboard not working.


try reinstall your webcam again and then reinstall skype and MS livecall. Better remove all and reinstall your lifecam first.

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Normal 0 See section C. Windows Live Messenger in the info below to setup the Audio & Video.
Also send this to your family and friends so they have their computer setup properly.
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/) set it up as follows:
  1. Go to Tools, then Options, and click on Audio Settings and set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio Card.
  2. Then click on the Video Settings.
  3. The camera if Installed Properly will come up and show a video picture.
  4. Then, on the bottom of the page click on Save.
The camera and audio should function properly. Your friends and Family will now be able to see and her to you.
B. Yahoo Setup:
After downloading and installing Yahoo Messenger (http://www.soft32.com/download_30.html ) set it up as follows:
  1. Go to Messenger at the top left and click on it.
  2. Next go down to Preferences and click on it.
  3. Next Calling and Devices on the right and set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio Card.
  4. Next go to the Test Audio section and (in blue writing) click on “Open the call setup assistant” and follow the instructions on the left window.
  1. Windows Live Messenger:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=d78f2ff1-79ea-4066-8ba0-ddbed94864fc&displaylang=en
  1. After you start Windows Live Messenger, expand the view by clicking on the square on top left next to the red X.
  2. Then on the Windows Live messenger window on the right side, click on “ “Show Menus.” And then click on “Show the Menu Bar”.
  3. Next go to the Menu Bar on right side, click on “ “Action.”
  4. Go to “TOOLS” and click “Audio and Video Setting” and follow the instructions.
NOTE: Your audio and video should work. Enjoy.
When done both the Audio and Video will function properly so you can chat and see family or friends you are connected to.
Hope this helps. Bud

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Try macam http://webcam-osx.sourceforge.net/

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Both try using windows live and set up audio and video in the settings as you did with Skpe, as it's a similair programme and supports any camera. If that works better then Skype has a problem with your camera makes.

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