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I just got a microsoft lifecam vx-3000 for my mac i finally got it to show video and take pics but i cant get it to work on my yahoo messenger or skype

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  • qnz_ent Jun 22, 2009

    its not going thru i have a mac not a pc

  • qnz_ent Jun 22, 2009

    I bought a microsoft lifecam vx-3000 for my macintosh...
    i finally got it to show video and take pics but for some reaon yahoo messenger or skype are not recognizing it
    i tried the solutions ya gave me so far its not working
    What should i do

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Make sure that you close any other application that will access the camera. A camera can send video to only one application at the same time. So for example if you open Skype and iChat simultaneously, the first one gets the cam and the second will show No camera connected message.

To set up your webcam, please follow these steps:
* Download and install the most recent drivers for your video device (you can get those at the webcam device's manufacturer's site).
* Select your video device in Skype under Tools > Options > Video and make sure it is functioning by clicking on the "Test Webcam" button (note: firewire devices are not supported at this time)
* Make sure the option "Enable Skype video" is ticked. Also you can set video privacy settings to desired options in the same window.




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Normal 0 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 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 see and talk 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


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Dear yooperbud
The Question is "Does microsoft lifecam 3000 work with macintosh?" 
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