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Just bought a logitech web cam..But

Have installed cam, as per CD.  Have mic & sound working.  Lack of knowledge prevents us of figuring out how to connect to our daughter with their web cam.  We only have our picture on screen.   Is their a 1 to 5 on steps in connecting to live video and communicating.   No idea where to click the cursor to make it work.


We got message indicating daughter was trying to connect to us.

Went icon called action and clicked on video, but got lost after that.


Thanks so much if you can get us through this.  Our old windows for dummies doesn;t cover web cams!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous Nov 02, 2007

    skype does not recognize my recently installed logitech web cam--the sound works but it has no video recognition. I installed skype first and then the driver for the camera before plugging in the usb port.



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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 ( ) 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.

C. Windows Live Messenger:

  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: You 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

Posted on Jan 23, 2009


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