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Lifecam VX-6000 Hello: Please I need you help.I have a Microsoft Lifecam VX-6000. The software that came with it is version 1.0 which would not even download into my computer...So I was re-directed to Microsoft Internet Communications site where I download the Vista version into my computer... THE PROBLEM is that everytime I try to use the camera, I get a message saying that says...CAMERA NOT FOUND. I have connected the webcam several times and nothing...I have also removerd the program and installed again many times, but I always get the same message: webcam not found...WHAT'S WEIRD IS THAT IT WAS WORKING FINE LAST WEEK, AND NOW THIS. I would appreciate if you could help me out.Thank you so much.Gil

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  • Scooter4469 Nov 21, 2007

    It always shows that the webcam isn't reconized.

  • robert1935 Nov 22, 2007

    I have two computers running Windows Vista Ultimate 64 bit with the AMD dual core chip. I use the LifeCam with Yahoo Messenger 1.8 Oddly enough the LifeCam works perfectly on one computer and I have the same problem you do on the other computer. Yahoo can't answer this problem.

  • flyhigh1 Dec 08, 2007

    It's very interesting that although this site ( is intended to fix Microsoft VX-6000 Lifecam problems, it actually gives solutions for Logitech cameras instead of Microsoft cams...

    I still need help to fix this problem...

    Thank you so much.


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  • andy_digby Jul 24, 2008

    I don't have skype. I have a webcam (VX-6000) that used to work great. Now it won't (does not exist ?????!!!!????). On trying to install the latest SW (ver 1.3 ?) the computer is trying to install a webcam 20 or something similar. either way, nothing works. tried uninstalling and reinstalling - no go. Any clues ?



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Uninstall the Microsoft LifeCam and disconnect your camera.
Go to this site:,en

Download the software for the QuickCam Ultra Vision 5. Save to your hard disk and then run the program.
Reinstall the LifeCam software and then plug in the camera. LifeCam will use the Logitech Drivers and your camera should work fine.

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I Have Windows XP Home Edition And Everything Downloads On My Pc Like It Suppose To But When I Pug The Device In Its Sayz Problem Ecrr When It Was Installing So I Don't Know What To Do I Uninstalled it Like 50 Time I Even Went To The Microsoft. Com And Tryed To Download It From There But It Keep Saying The Same Thing This Is The First Cam I Have Ever Gotten So I Don't Know What To Do Plzz Some Help!!!!????

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I have Windows Vista and trying to use VX-6000 with Yahoo Messenger. It wasn't working and made me search all over the net in google. Finally after several tweakings, it works with following steps:
- Open LifeCam and change resolution to 640x480 or less
- Close LfeCam
- Verify Webcam Preferences such that Camera Source is VX-6000
- Open Webcam from Yahoo Messenger
- Note that wecam will either open in LifeCam OR Yahoo, not both at a time!

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I just got one of this last week. But yesterday I found it's onsale here $30 off.

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I had the same problem. You need to go to Microsoft and get their download for the Life Cam VX 6000 # 1.4 It corrects most of the problems but you will still need to uninstall what you have, then install the software BEFORE you plug the camera back in. There will still be a problem when trying to use the camera with Yahoo Messenger. Yahoo says they are working on this problem
Sometimes you need to open the WEB CAM itself, before trying to use it with Yahoo to prove to Yahoo it's really there, Then it works just great.

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  • robert1935 Dec 08, 2007

    Like yourself, I also have several computers running Windows Vista Ultimate 64 bit on the AMD Dual core Chip and like you, one computer works just fine while the other gives me problems. Again Yahoo remains silent about the problem and Microsoft has no answer.


Hi Gil!!

Visit microsoft support -The LifeCam does not work after you install the LifeCam software at


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