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Lifecam vx-3000 and windows live messenger video calls

I have a lifecam vx-3000 and windows live messenger version 2009 and I have windows vista 32 bit. When I open the life cam software everything works fine. But when I try to use the cam in a messenger video call I get a picture with an x where my cam should be. When I go to audio and video setup in messenger everything looks fine. also when I try to use the call button on the webcam it says "The Windows live messenger call button only works with windows live messenger 8.1 or later. do you want to install windows live messenger now? yes no"

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    I already have a higher version of messenger than required.

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Webcam is installed on my computer, how do you use the live messenger features so you can see the other person. Is there a user manual that tells you


make sure you have the Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 latest software installed check it here
then make sure you have windows live messenger 8.0 and up
if you comply with this simple press the button on top of the cam
the one with the phone draw (#4) in the image inserted in the link
that should start the video conference menu from live messenger.

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First let take a brethe and understand its windows. Ok saying that what can we doto fix this. i would start by unistalling the camera first. Next reinstall the camera. If this does not work you can call mircrosoft and they will help you with free of charge. There may be a driver conflick they are aware of, you are not. Since you own one of their good cameras they will help you free. Stay calm. I have to get a new camera just because I went to vista, so I know how you feel.

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Microsoft lifecam vx 3000 video call help


I have a webcam but i can not use it, because i mispless the software that is made for the webcam,now am requesting for a webcam software.
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Can not use Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 on yahoo messenger


Have you tried updating the drivers?

The latest versions are HERE.

Let me know if that solves your problem.

Best of luck!

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Are you running new version of windows live messenger 2009.Check this link see if it applies to you.
http://windowslivewire.spaces.live.com

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Normal 0 Did you install the software with the camera connected to the computer? Disconnect the camera from the USB port and reinstall the software. When the program asks you to connect the camera, do so, and it should work. Hope this is of some help. Bud

Below is info for setting up Audio & Video to chat on line after you install , either Skype or a messenger program.


Web Camera’s have to be setup on the program they are to be used with. Just installing the camera on your computer does not set it up to broadcast on messengers or Skype.

Each program has Options that have to be setup in order for the Audio and Video to function properly.

A. Skype Setup:

After downloading and installing Skype set it up as follows:

  1. Go to TOOLS, then OPTIONS, and click on Audio Settings and set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio Card.
  2. Then click on the Video Settings.
  3. The camera if installed properly will come up and show a picture.
  4. Then on the bottom of the page click on Save.

The camera and audio should function properly. Your friends and Family will now see and talk to you.

B. Yahoo Setup:

After downloading and installing Yahoo Messenger set it up as follows:

  1. Go to Messenger at the top left and click on it.
  2. Next go down to Preferences and click on it.
  3. Next Calling and Devices on the right and set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio Card.
  4. Next go to the Test Audio section and (in blue writing) click on “Open the call setup assistant” and follow the instructions on the left window.

C. Windows Live Messenger:

  1. After you start Windows Live Messenger, expand the view by clicking on the square on top left next to the red X.
  2. Then on the Windows Live messenger window on the right side, click on “ “Show Menus.” And then click on “Show the Menu Bar”.
  3. Next go to the Menu Bar on right side, click on “ “Action.”
  4. Go to “TOOLS” and click “Audio and Video Setting” and follow the instructions.
NOTE: You audio and video shoud work. Enjoy.

When done both the Audio and Video will function properly so you can chat and see family or friends you are connected to.
Hope this helps. Bud

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Sound problem


go in to sound setup look for propertys and tick the sound box this should help if not check your setting while your in sound settings ?

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