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My webcam worked, but now it gives a blurry pic.

I have a cheap Canyon CN-WCAM21 [not a typo] (though I think "cheap" is where the problem actually lies). It worked fine before, but now when I plug it in it shows a very blurry pic. I think the infrared signals sent from the "eye" to the motherboard isn't very good, because when I opened it up and lifted the eye a bit up (while staying over the motherboard receiver), it showed a bit better. Nope, rotating it doesn't help. How can I fix the infrared receiver on the motherboard? Or do something else to help? THanx a BUnch!

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Rotating the lense doesn't work, so I'm going to recommend you blow some hot air onto the camera inside the lense, then wipe it off with a kleenex or some sort.

If this doesn't work, I'm sorry.

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