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My cam says not connected when i activate it in messenger what ti do to get it working how du i turn my cam on just in normal hw du i check my cam working hw du i activate it where is the icon

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In that case you need to check if the cam are connected to your computer, if the cam is connected you need also to check if the driver of your cam is installed. if driver is not installed you need to install, so that your cam is working properly,

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Posted on Jul 11, 2009

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