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Fun Effects Problem - Green Run Button "grayed out"

I just installed a Logitech QuickCam Chat. I was looking forward to the "Fun Effects" but I can't get them started. I can pick from 10 different fun effects but I cannot start it because the Green Run button is "grayed out". I tried while the camera was on and while it was off. I run Win XP Multimedia edition. I also have Skype installed.
The camera works fine but no fun effects.
Any help is appreciated.

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  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2007

    I've got Logitech Sphere AF the same problem green button grayed out any ideas?

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  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2008

    same problem

  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2008

    Same problem. Windows XP media. More than enough computer to run any PC application. Logitech Orbit AF Camera works OK. Tracking works OK, but none of the fun stuff I bought the camera for works. I did get the Privacy Shade to work, but I had to close the camera 1st, then set the shade to whatever I wanted to display, then turn on the camera again. Kinda defeats the privacy shade reason for being. Any help would be appriciated.

  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2008

    Same problem.

  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2008

    Same problem

  • makojeep95 Oct 12, 2008

    same problem

  • Anonymous Mar 08, 2009

    I bought the same camera twice one for each house i reside in... but the fun effects runs on the one but does not on the exact same kind of cam at a different location!

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    Effects do not work at all



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Your camera may not support the effects.

If it doesn't, just use manycam. It's free, and works great.

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