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My lifecam vx 5000 won't install. says i'm not connected to the internet (i am) or server not available. why?

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  • cynlyn529 Jun 16, 2009

    my system is windows xp

  • cynlyn529 Jun 16, 2009

    how do i add the cam as an exception when it doesn't recognize it? it won't download

  • cynlyn529 Jun 16, 2009

    when i go to microsoft help, they ask me to enter my pid #. when i do they say it's not supported in this country. what's up with that? probably don't want to help

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Check your firewall and add the cam as an exception.
what operating system are you using?
if your using vista make sure your driver is searched for by the hardware manager, unless you have a vista driver.
it sounds to me like the windows firewall is keeping the cam from communicating outside.
here is a link to a driver Life Cam Driver

Also, make sure your plugged into a usb 2.0 port.

Good Luck and Thanks for using FixYa

Posted on Jun 16, 2009

  • Steve Brown
    Steve Brown Jun 16, 2009

    what country are you in?
    tried using like yahoo messenger or msn messenger to see if the cam will broadcast
    Microsoft won't do anything for you.
    so you have installed the drivers and the cam software and still nothing ????


  • Steve Brown
    Steve Brown Jun 16, 2009

    This cam says it has optimization for windows live which is msn messenger.
    More proprietary software by Microsoft.
    Try this link, uninstall your current software and download a new one from Microsoft.
    http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/downlo...

    Reinstall the new download from Microsoft and try hooking it up on windows Live Messenger


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Try shutting down the firewall, or find out in your program to allow it access.

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How do i install this?


  • Place the product installation CD in the CD drive of your computer. The installation wizard will start automatically. Follow the installation wizard prompts.

  • Plug the USB connector at the end of the LifeCam VX-1000 connection cable into an available USB port on your computer when prompted.

  • Place the LifeCam VX-1000 on a flat, level surface, or hang it from your computer's monitor. Continue following the wizard prompts until the installation wizard finishes.

  • Click the "Start" button, then click "All Programs" on the Start menu.

  • Click the "Microsoft LifeCam" folder icon in the list of programs on the Start menu, then click the "LifeCam" icon. That opens the LifeCam VX 1000 software and completes the installation process.

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