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My LifeCam 1.4 won't work

After installing it, I tried to used it but a windows error keeps on appearing. Also, i uninstalled it and re-installed and the same problem keeps occuring. Also, because of that i can't really do anything with the webcam --- it doesn't let me have a webcam conversation with anyone. I don't know what im supposed to do with this. I don't know if its because of my windows vista or something im not sure.

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  • Anonymous Dec 16, 2007

    i do not have the cd

  • jerlor Dec 23, 2007

    Maybe I set it up wrong> Nah. The software did it for me. I can see myself but just initiated a call to my daughter. She could hear me but not see me. What goes??

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2007

    Yep mine doesn;t work either.... it works fine with msn, but when i click on the lifecam icon on the desktop it says it has a fault, won;t work, hasd to close.... reinstallled it doesn;t work, so searching for things to make it work so i can record vids with it now..

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2007

    i have tried and tried this doesn't work for the peopll;e on the other end. How do I get this cam to work with vista. help

  • Stuart Apted
    Stuart Apted Dec 30, 2007

    i am having the same prblem as on the first page

  • jeannie57 Jan 03, 2008

    it will not left me install the cd because there is a error somewhere. i get no where.

  • Anonymous Jan 04, 2008

    people i web cam to cannot hear me...broken up and stupid

  • Donna4577 Jan 07, 2008

    The cam works if its just a call with no audio - bt if i do a video call as soon as the other person connects i get a blue error screen and the system shuts down...

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  • Anonymous Mar 09, 2008

    life cam 1.4 installed not working.please help

  • RMLY Mar 12, 2008

    I have a picture of me on the screen testing out if it works. But when I

    Skype someone, they see me but do not hear nor see me. I got rid of the MSN Homepage because it replaced my Google but still have the messenger on.

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2008

    will not anitalise

  • Anonymous Apr 12, 2008

    XP continually attempts to install with no success. The included software disk install without incident, but fails to work.

  • Nan52 Apr 22, 2008

    We have a Microsoft LifeCam VX3000. We can see and hear all of our contacts, and they can see us, but no one can understand anything we are saying! All of our words are broken up or garbled. Is it our Vista? I am ready to take this thing back.

  • Anonymous Apr 25, 2008

    problem with windows vista

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  • Nan52 May 01, 2008

    People cannot understand US. We hear them fine, but our speech is broken up. My daughter's cam is identical to mine! We have Vista; is this the problem?

  • quiroz May 26, 2008

    non ci posso instalare el progrma perche non c'elo

  • Anonymous Jun 22, 2008

    wont wor

  • reggiewear Jun 23, 2008

    The webcam works but when i went to live webcan and it give a msg to go to and when i did it said no link result. I don't have an internet explorer would that be a problem.

  • engerlynn Jun 28, 2008

    When I have a video call with someone, I can see and hear them. They can hear but not see me. Can't find this in troubleshooting for Lifecam.

  • ansj_14 Aug 04, 2008

    må laste ned webcamra mn jeg vettkje kosen md gjør dt

  • Anonymous Aug 21, 2008

    having all sorts of problems with this stupid thing. Did it exactly the way the instructions said to and I still can't connect . Keeps telling me I have to sign in, when I try to create an account it won't let me. WTF?

  • senyong Aug 24, 2008

    i tried to install the software but it doesnt work at all.

  • Anonymous Aug 27, 2008

    i click on the camera i see myself but i cannot set to see other contact

  • gildins Sep 16, 2008

    I did a system recovery and then my lifecam 1.4 isn't working properly with skype. I can see and hear people and they can hear but not see me (and I can't see myself either) Please help, I have windows xp.

  • Anonymous Oct 27, 2008

    I can see myself but no one can see me in motion they only get still photos or a green screen

  • Anonymous Nov 12, 2008

    no compatibile original cd driver my is webcam 1.4

  • archita Dec 02, 2008

    i have windows vista. I am unable to install microsoft lifecam 1.40, it says

    that either there is no free space in the hard disc or there is a problem with setup. What do i do please help.

  • Anonymous Jan 04, 2009

    la imagen se ve borrosa

  • oliviaordean Jan 12, 2009

    i can install the CD program i think is not good the program pls help me

  • noura_atef20 Jan 14, 2009

    i can make an installation step but my pc cant identify or find this nwr hardware so what can i do now plz.

  • toreto89_15 Jan 28, 2009

    my computer does not allowme to install mi camera,is saking me to insert the disk ,but my cpu is not reading the disk.what can i do?

  • Anonymous Feb 06, 2009

    My webcam stops working. Once I install the drivers of my Microsoft LifeCam 1.4 onto my computer which is running Windows Vista 32bit the camera works ok. After some time (day or two) when I go to start the camera again it tells me that I need to install the drivers.

    I had the same problem when I had my notebook computer with a built in camera and the tech ppl told me that my webcam drivers were not compatible with vista. How can I fix my problem?

  • Anonymous Feb 13, 2009

    I have installed un-installed and re-installed and sometimes the camera will work but most of the time it won't. I can talk and see the other people but they can not see me. When I open it it will say that no web-cam is detected.

  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2009

    i downloaded and the software is probaably running smoothly but when i insert the webcam it says there is non plugged int

  • Anonymous Feb 17, 2009

    I installed it and it comes up on yahoo messenger as there is no webcam...I uninstalled it and reinstalled it and still the same. I cannot use it...

  • iulys_1987 Feb 19, 2009

    in momentul in care deschid camera mi se incide calculatorul

    am windows xp 7 ultimaterecent instalat. ce pot sa fac?

  • Anonymous Feb 26, 2009

    i downloaded it and it worked fine. then today(2-25-09) it wouldnt work. so i uninstalled it but it wont let me re install now. it say i dont have enough free space on my hard disk. so i checked and my i have over 16%

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2009

    i have the same problem what do i do

  • Anonymous Apr 29, 2009

    cam want start

  • dopeMENLITY May 05, 2009

    Well i just installed windows vista to my pc before i installed that program my webcam worked perferctly and now that i have vista, i'm not able to have video converstations. and when i go to take pictures the screens says that i dont have it connected when it's fully connected to the computer can someone help me.

  • Anonymous May 08, 2009

    I downloaded 2.01 off of MS's website and still doesn't work

  • borge527 May 25, 2009

    place the cd in the reader(any of two) and get a result until the last block of the progress bar - it stops for 90 seconds or so and then restarts - I have seen this happen on 5-6 times and then I give up. The disk is genuine MS.
    The camera worked for one day when bought and then packed in. On occasions I have managed to get it to work for just a day - seems to be workshy - I should have known better than buying a camera from Microsoft - and I thought I was experienced.
    In installation it will sometimes tell me that there is a lack of space on the disk (50GB available) or some other error - when I MS going to fix it

  • Anonymous May 25, 2009

    my pc has vista and l cant get the web cam to work on messager

  • edol18 May 11, 2010

    i recovered my system and now my life cam is not working. what should i do to fix it?



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Hey ,the installation software that you are using might be corrupted.
you can download the software for your cam from this link
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My lifecam 1.3 works on my end but the other end cannot see me but can hear me. They are using skype. How can this be fixed. Want to be able to converse with my grandchildren who are visiting in Rome, Italy. HeLP!!

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Google Logitech Vid and download it, it will work well with the Life Cam 1.4 and you can connect to anyone, anywhere. I have Vista HP and my cam works without the Logitech software, so I now have two methods of connecting to others. You might also want to go to MSN update and let it find the newest downloads, that's what I did and it worked right away.

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My soft ware wont install it keep saying that it is missing some files.

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Microsoft LifeCam would not install on Vista Home Premium 64 bit. I tried everything suggested, but nothing would work until I installed the update that allows Vista to recognize >2G ram. I have 6G on this system. I installed
and LifeCam 1.4 installed as advertised. Before this update, My Canon 4400F Scanner wouldn't install. Now it installed the first time and works great.
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I cannot get my camera to come on to poduce a picture of me to send out to my relatives. I can see them fine. When hooking up it told me that it did not recognize my camera. I tried to talke it all out and start from strach but It wont let me get to that point were I worked with the sound and the camera. Any Help ???

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My current operating system is windows XP. The software works fine, but when I connect my webcam the green light that was supposed to light up didn't, and it says there was a problem installing the hardware. When I try to video chat, it doesn't show up. It's as if I never connected it. It's really annoying me, and I've tried to download the software from the website, but the same problem occured. It's worked on my other PC, which is also windows XP, so it doesn't appear to be the computer's problem.

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My Lifecam works, but the party on the other end can hear me. BUT can't see me.I can see and hear them.
What is the problem?

Posted on Sep 13, 2010

When I called someone, I could see and hear them and they could see me but could not hear me. help

Posted on Nov 03, 2008

I have installed my LifeCam 1.4 and can see myself on the screen. But when I ring a contact via Skype we can hear one another but they cannot see me. I can see them in the lower right of the screen and myself in the middle of the screen. What do I need to do?

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Same problem. I have Vista and downloaded Lifecam 1.4 but it is so inconsistent I find it unusable. I purposefully bought the XV-6000 because it was a premium price and seemed like a premium product. It may be but the Vista JUNK prevents it from working.

Posted on Mar 23, 2008

Dont use the 1.4 use the 1.3 version. Thats what i had to do.

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SOURCE: My LifeCam 1.4 won't work

This website contains the solution for the EXACT problem you describe. I had the same problem and stumbled across it and it helped a lot.
It's pretty easy.

Open up regedit (Start -> run -> type: regedit, hit enter)

Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlClass{6BDD1FC6-810F-11D0-BEC7-08002BE2092F}

Double click on "LowerFilters" delete any value found. (Should be: lvmvdrv or LVUSBSta).

restart your computer.
Should work now.

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