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MS VX-6000 webcam Mic / Video problems

My new VX-6000 web cam (3rd one from Best Buy) doesn't seem to work at all when I have both the mic AND video going. It works fine in Skype and MSN Messenger Live with just audio...but when I go to use both Mic (audio) and Video, the person on the other end has to turn down their speakers due to the screeching noise sounds and can only hear my garbled voice off and on. I've bought and taken back 3 of the darn things and no dice each time I try a new one. My bandwidth is fine (4600Kps download and 750 to 800kps upload with DSL connection) and I 'think' my USB ports where I've tried plugging it in all of them, are working ok. My NIC is set for maximum thoroughput, etc. Running windows XP SP2 with all latest updates. Tried using MB built in sound, Audigy Sound Blaster PCI card, etc. Real weird echoing voice when I run through the sound setup though via windows. I don't think it's skype or MSN. And I don't think it's the cam..at least I don't think it is. Could it be my USB ports on my MB are zapped or something?

I don't know how to cancel the mic on the cam and just use video. Some one in another post suggested this...

"could be ambient/background noise being picked up by in-camera microphone"...huh? Unless my creative 5.1 speaker set or monitor is giving off ambient vibratioins (*L*)..I don't know what other noice it could be picking up. Thanks for any suggestions.

Darin

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  • Anonymous Dec 01, 2007

    Basically the same deal. Would love to know how to fix it.

  • Anonymous Dec 01, 2007

    Basically the same problem for mine. Second from BB.

  • Anonymous Dec 02, 2007

    same problem here. anyone have any ideas for a fix?

  • Anonymous Dec 10, 2007

    have 2 systems both with LifeCam VX 6000 both on XP and in differnt environments. on or around October 3 they wroked fine. After that date all you get is a background buzz. Have made all upgrades perforamed all identified tests and nothing seems to fit. Given they weorkd fine before the only thing that could have happened is one of the upgrades from microsoft. I resored my one system to Oct 3 on November 30 and it worked fine. The next day it no longer worked again the only difference was the auto updates that are set for Microsoft. Does nayone have any ideas how to fix this??

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Solution for me was to unassemble/reassemble the cam as outlined here:
http://www.faustas.com/node/28

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When i try to talk to talk to anyone on msn with the VX6000 webcam they cannot hear me for screeches, echos and distorted voice, i have tried everything on support site and got nowhere. When i test in voice playback it does the same. Any help appreciated!

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I have a microsoft VX-6000. until recently it worked fine (video and microphone) on skype & msn, however now the microphone has stopped working. when I go into skype/tools/options/audio settingsand...


Make sure your webcam mic is set as default

TEST SPEAKERS
Right click on speaker icon in System Tray or from Control Panel
Select "Playback Devices"
The speaker icon ( checked as working) and volume level graph should be visible
Right click on the volume graph and click "Test"
Left hand speakers followed by right hand should be heard

SET DEFAULT & TEST MIC
Click "Recording" tab.
To set required (webcam) mic as default - click on mic font to highlight and click "Properties"
In lower dropbox display "Use this device enable" click 'OK'
Click "Levels" tab and ramp up sliders ( adjust to suit later)
Return to "Recording". Test mic by speaking and make sure volume graph displays

Restart computer

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Any web cam should work with skype.
Please configure to use life cam as input for video signals by skype
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In your messenger, go to Tools/Audio and Video Setup
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You will probably need to reconfigure whatever software you are using for the video call to pull audio from the Onboard Mic from the Cam. If it is not configured to pull the audio from that Mic on the Cam, it may be looking for audio somewhere else. This is sadly an issue with a lot of Video Chat software applications.

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I downloaded msn live messenger 2009 and have had nothing but problems with my mic. I have a HP pro camera with a built in mic. This was working fine with msn live 8.1. I have a brand new HP with Vista....


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 there 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.

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: 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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Web cam choice


Is your camera a Microsoft Life Cam VX-6000? That's what is listed above. If it is, its one of the best you can get.
Normal 0 Try disconnecting 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.
Hope this helps. Bud

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Try booting in safe mode and reinstall the mic,sound(audio and video)driver and the web cam driver as well...

Good Luck

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Problem with the audio


could be ambient/background noise being picked up by in-camera microphone - switch over to boom mic w/ noise canceling and see if it clears up. Make sure you change settings in Windows Audio Properties.

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