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    Melissa526 May 11, 2010

    It depends what communication tool you are using. Yahoo? Skype, etc. Let me know and I'll walk you through.

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If your webcam is plugged in and installed correctly, you shouldn't have to turn it on. The software you're using for video chats (skype, messenger, etc.) should "see" that you have a webcam available and connect to it automatically.

If this isn't happening, try unplugging the camera and plugging it back in, then following any instructions for installing drivers. Or install the drivers and camera software from the original installation CD, if you still have it.

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You would need to install the driver first, then run you IM/Chat software, then configure it, normaly it is in tools under "Video setup"
or "Webcam setup"

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