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I have a built-in camera but its not working when I have video calls in my skype account. Pls. help me

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  • Geoff May 11, 2010

    Did you install the software for the webcam? Is it working on anything else? What is the operating system? What is your computer?

  • Geoff May 11, 2010

    Have you installed the camera driver software? It should be on the disk that came with the computer.

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1.try your webcam with yahoomesenger
2.i hope there are some problem in skype.
3. many people have same problem.

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Also send this to your family and friends so they have there computer setup properly.
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