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My Microsoft lifecam vx-7000 webcam has always worked since we got the webcam in february for my parents to communicate with me in college on Skype. Now it suddenly doesn't work and gives me a message, "Skype can't access your webcam, please close down all applications using or showing video." There aren't any applications open to my knowledge... please help!!!

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Make sure no other things are opened up with the webcam and if that dont work reinstall it

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SKYPE DO NOT WORK IN MY CAMER MICROSOFT LIFE CAMER VX-1000 why SKYPE לא עובד עם...


Visit the Microsoft hardware support page
http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/download/download.aspx?category=ICE&type=LifeCam&sku=68A-00001
Fill in the details and click 'GO'
Click on the link:-
"Microsoft LifeCam Readme and Troubleshooting Information"
All the information you require should be found here, Including the latest software to download and Customer Support
Check out any additional software you have to download as well as the Lifecam.

Before you go into Skype - unplug your webcam for a few seconds to reboot the software and only use the Skype software to launch your webcam

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Lost cd for my webcam,now using my parents computer,can I download any to work my webcam,to hook up to Skype?


download the software for it here
http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/digitalcommunication/ProductDetails.aspx?pid=007
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"Initialization error" when using VX-7000 Webcam


Check out the microsoft website

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/933311

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LifeCam VX-3000, not working wqith Skype


I believe that this camera is NOT supported by Skype.

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Initialization error


Test your webcam here by hitting "Allow" in top window and assessing your webcam in left hand panel.
If it works here, you know the hardware is OK. Now you have to configure it to any program you want to use it in
SkypeIf you have problems when you use your webcam device in Skype, you may have to configure the audio and video setting in Skype. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Start Skype.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Options.
  3. In the navigation pane of the Skype Options window, click Audio Settings.
  4. Select your LifeCam device as the default microphone. For example, select Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000.
  5. In the navigation pane of the Skype Options window, click Video Settings.
  6. Select your LifeCam device as the default Webcam. For example, select Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000.
  7. Click Save.
  8. Test LifeCam by making a Skype test call.
For more information about how to configure Skype Messenger, please visit the following Skype Web site: http://support.skype.com (http://support.skype.com)


I do not know the second program ( explorer express) but there will be a similar arrange for making your Hardware default

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I am new to using a web cam. I purchased the VX6000 and everything is working, however, the people I talk to on it only see static pictures of me (Skype).


I think what they are seeing is the photo you took with your webcam when you set up your account.
Make sure your webcam is is working OK and then check your settings

  1. Start Skype.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Options.
  3. In the navigation pane of the Skype Options window, click Audio Settings.
  4. Select your LifeCam device as the default microphone. For example, select Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000.
  5. In the navigation pane of the Skype Options window, click Video Settings.
  6. Select your LifeCam device as the default Webcam. For example, select Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000.
  7. Click Save.
  8. Test LifeCam by making a Skype test call.
For more information about how to configure Skype Messenger, please visit the following Skype Web site: http://support.skype.com (http://support.skype.com)



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you need to download the driver for vista for this camera from microsoft.

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On the one I just fixed, Skype would not even see the LifeCam. I had to go into the registry and delete the calls for the Lifecam in the run section. Open Regedit, back it up first then delete any referecne to Lifecam in HKLM\Software\Microsoft\current version\run and also HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Current Version\Run

Be careful to ONLY delete the referecnes to Lifecam. If you are nto familiar with the registry you can seriously mess up your file system.

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