Question about Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 Web Camera

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Lifecam video works great - but no audio!

Hopefully someone will be able to shed some light on my audio problem. I successfully installed the software on my home PC (XP) and my daughter's (Vista - got the update from Microsoft). My father doesn't have a webcam but installed WLM on his PC. My sister installed a Logitech webcam on her laptop. In all cases, we can share video (except obviously my father but he can view us) but no one can get the audio to work so we wind up having to type our conversations.

The audio mike works fine when tested but the other party can't hear us. there must be something very basic that I'm missing.

Unrelated: On my XP machine I was able to access a "dashboard" and make a short video. On the VISTA machine, it's nowhere to be found. In fact I can't find any program related to the LifeCam VX-2000. Despite that, I can share my webcam with another party.

Could someone give me some guidance?

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  • gymnast46 Dec 23, 2007

    Thanks. Suddenly it started working but now I get feedback on the audio portion of our calls. Any suggestions for that?


  • erinnnnnnn Dec 27, 2007

    when im talking to frineds,i can hear them. but they can not hear me. whats going wrong?

  • vikingcrazy Dec 28, 2007

    I have installed the lifecam VX-3000 exactly as described in the "pamplet" that came with it. I have no sound being transferred to my friends laptop nor can I hear her. I can hear her "sound clips" but that is it. All the tests are fine. Can anyone help? Thanks

  • msisipimagic Dec 29, 2007

    when i have yahoo messenger on and invite someone to view webcam lifecam 3000 they see just fine they just cant hear me they are not running a web cam but have yahoo messenger (do both parties have to have a cam or can just one person have a cam and other person still see and hear all system checks good in audio and video settings

  • Shello Jan 04, 2008

    I have got a new Microsoft Life Cam 1.4. I have installed the software and have tested the video (ok) but I have not got any sound. I use skype and I cannot start my video or audio. Can you help???

  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2008

    I can get audio or video...but as soon as I try both, I get interference on the audio...

  • gymnast46 Jan 23, 2008

    Me again with a new problem. I finally got the audio working on that webcam. I then bought an inexpensive GE model and it works fine on my laptop. When I hook it up to my XP desktop machine the video works great but neither party can get audio. I made sure everything was enabled and not muted. I tried to use sound recorder with no luck. I'll try to dig out an external Microphone and see if that fixes the problem but I'm not optimistic. Any thoughts?

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2008

    I cannot make the sound work on my Life Cam. I can see the picture, however. What to do?

  • Anonymous Jul 23, 2008

    I installed the Microsoft VX3000, there is video but no audio. My monitor has speakers built in. Can anyone let me know how to fix the problem?



    How do I zoom out and see the other person on a full screen, on the video, I just have a small window to see the other person. Thanks.

  • Anonymous Nov 01, 2008

    is this supposed to have sound?

  • yayemilyx Feb 17, 2009

    My video works fine, but it won't pick up any sound? Help!

  • khargis2008 Feb 26, 2009

    my mic works when i test it but when i talk to others they cant hear me.

  • justinemmo Mar 02, 2009

    had sound before then had to format my system and when i installed it again i got no sound set up

  • Sharon Ryan
    Sharon Ryan Nov 17, 2012

    I have spent the last 2&half hours trying to figure out why I have no sound on the web-camera I have just Installed, to the word from Pamphlet but "no sound"&V."unhappy wee boy", I installed the "LifeCam VX-1000" exactly as said but can only see, not hear? Anyone help as my hairs falling out fast!! Thanks.

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Do a cam/mic test in the audio/video settings in the tools tab in yahoo/msn. Then you need to minimise the yahoo/msn screen and right click on the cam icon in the taskbar and check that the mic and cam are enabled and that it is set to allow other programes to take control of this device

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    Well no one rated my solution which i KNOW solves the problem so im considering giving up my time being helpful for no reason. rating takes a second, it would be appreciated tnx.

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January 3, 2010 To resolve no audio from Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000, I successfully used Control Panel to delete the 'old' software. Then, went to Microsoft site and downloaded 'new' Microsoft LifeCam software 3.0.215.0. This resolved the problem easily and quickly, plus the updated software looks better and has better features.

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The best cure for feedback on the audio channel is to use an earpiece and mute the sound from the speakers .
otherwise adjust the microphone settings and move the mic away from the camera

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I have a microsoft lifecam 1.3 no sound when talking to my daughter on her web cam on her laptop

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Bought new cam 2 day with mic but cant get mic workin, been here 4 hours now and feel like throwin it out the window!!!! HELP PLZ

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