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Web Cam image very dark

Hi.  I thought I needed to buy a new webcam because the image became dark and I was unable to correct it in the settings box.  Then I went on vacation for a week, with my desktop computer, but left the webcam at home.  After my vacation, I downloaded a new version of Skype, which offered to set up my webcam.  While setting it up I discovered to my joy, that it was working well again.  Only it was slightly too bright.  I should have left well enough alone.  As soon as I tried to adjust the brightness, the picture turned upside down and it reverted to the privious darkened state.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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SOURCE: web cam picture is dark green and upside down. EZ-368.

Normal 0 Disconnect the Camera from the USB port and reinstall the CD or Downloaded software program. When the program asks you to connect the camera to the USB port, do so and it should work. Then to use it on the Web, do this.
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 ( ) 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 ( ) 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.
Hope this helps. Bud

Posted on Mar 18, 2009

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SOURCE: How do I correct an upside-down image?

Normal 0 Try this, while the computer is running, unplug the camera from the USB Port , wait a few seconds and then plug it back in. I have fixed several cmaeras that were upside down that had the same problem by doing this.
Worth a try.
Hope this helps. Bud

Posted on Mar 30, 2009

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