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The computer wont recognise the camera and neither will msn

If i plug in the camera it comes up unknown usb, and i have deleted lifecam from the laptop as it wasnt finding the camera. Now it wont let me download it again, i had also lost the disk for it.

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  • celticchick_ Jul 03, 2009

    its windows XP.

  • celticchick_ Jul 15, 2009

    please could you look for the software for me thank you

  • Ben Wabnick
    Ben Wabnick May 11, 2010

    Let me know the whether you have windows vista or XP and I'll try to find a driver for you.

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Hi there,
This is simply a driver problem, all u need to do is browse google for the driver software.
If you want suppy me the make and modle of your camera and i can look for the software for you.

Steven Pollock

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Microsoft lifecam vx-5000


Test your webcam here to make sure it broadcasts ok - Hit 'Allow' in the top window and check your cam in the left hand panel.

http://www.testmycam.com/

Having proved your cam is working ,you can configure it to WLM (MSN)

CONFIGURE SOFTWARE to MSN
Its good practice to disconnect and re-connect your webcam before you start - if you have been using it elsewhere the MSN software may have difficulty in locating it, even if you exited the previous program correctly.
The reason being, the webcam software can remain hooked-up to a program and needs to be rebooted.
Mine, I just unplug it from the USB and plug it back in to reboot the software.
If yours is integral with the computer you will have to re-start the computer, use a keyboard shortcut or disable / enable the webcam from the Device Manager.

Open MSN
Click 'Open Menu'
From 'Tools; navigate to, and click, 'Audio and Video setup'
Set your speakers
Click 'Test' - if OK, move on.
Set your mic as default
Use the slider to set volume and test.
Click 'Next'
This takes you to the video setup
Your webcam should be broadcasting - if not - make sure the webcam is set as default - restart MSN
Use 'Webcam Settings'to fine tune the picture.
Click 'Finish'

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My lifecam wont connect with msn for a video call


Hi,

Please uninstall and reinstall the webcam drivers/software provided to you from the disc.

If you do not have the disc then just let me know and i will provide you a download link to download it.

After you reinstall the drivers/software the issue should be solved.If you stall face any problem then uninstall and reinstall the msn messenger.

Let me know the result.

Thank you for using fixya.

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There may be a clash between lifecam and MSN. close MSN and alll other IMs. uninstall lifecam. restart the PC, install webcam SW with the cam unplugged. After installation plug the cam ina USB port and let Windows read the drivers and install the cam, Once that is done, now you can configure the cam in your IMs one by one.

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Ok everytime I try to start a webcam conversation on msn, it refuses to run, the message that it gives is as follows. We couldn't start your camera device. Please check that your camera is not currently in...


You need to reinstall the driver again. 1. Disconnect camera from USB port 2. Remove driver by: right click on 'My Computer', 'manage', 'device manager', right click on the VX-1000, 'uninstall'.... 3. Reboot/restart 4. Ignore popup 'do you want to blah blah..' 5. Install driver from driver disk or file 6. reboot/restart 7. Connect camera 8. Test using MSN audio/video tuning wizard Guaranteed fix!

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You must install the drivers BEFORE connecting the camera as the camera will not be recognised without them. 1. Install drivers 2. Reboot 3. Connect camera 4. Test using MSN/Skype etc

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Wont work with windows live messenger 2009


Try going into the 'audio adn video' options in MSN and tuning the camera and audio.. ie testing it out. You have to choose the camera n stuff.. so you may not have it as default..

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did you go into the setting for msn and setup the cam

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Have you uninstalled MSN?

I find that if i dont have MSN installed i get 'youre compyter has no webcam' or something to that effect when using Microsft Lifecam

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Lifecam VX-3000 will not connect wth MSN Messenger?


It's not a driver problem based on the fact it works with other applications. Since it won't work with Messenger my strong suspicion is that's your culprit (Messenger)....even though it worked before.

Uninstall and try it again. When you uninstall make sure you delete any folders found in "Widows Explorer" that are under program files (not in Windows itself....or at least not at this point). Make sure you are using the latest version by the way since you are going to install it again anyway.

As to why it did not work you might want to check the Microsoft knowledge base...(there can be some sort of a conflict particularly if you updated software, downloaded patches, installed a new application, whatever).

If this doesn't work...run your antivirus and Spybot search and destroy on the entire drive. If you are not running an antivirus AVAST or AVG are both excellent (and free as is Spybot.)

Let me know if this does not work....odds are it will. Tango

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