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I have a new Logitech Pro9000 webcam. I chat on Yahoo Messenger. When I plug my webcam in, the picture comes up for a second or less, then it freezes and completely disappears....EVERY TIME. I tried it on my work computer and it worked perfectly, so I know the camera is ok. My system is as follows: Copying from ''My Computer'' system properties I have: Windows XP Home Edition Version 2002 Service Pack 3 Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz 2.39 GHz, 512 MB of RAM On the front of the CPU tower is ''DELL Dimension 4550'' These are the steps I have taken so far and the responses I have received to those steps: 1. I have called Logitech twice and gotten no satisfaction. One tech told me the camera was junk. The other tech said I may need ''hardware acceleration'' or a new ''video card driver'' or something about an ''ms codecx'', whatever that is! Rank: Wiz Rating: 84.91% , 1735 votes Hello. I recommend updating the drivers and if needed, re-install the webcam software or use a different frame-rate or buffer setting if applicable. 2. I'm not even close to thinking about resembling a computer expert. I know just enough to get myself in trouble! I have uninstalled and reinstalled the software and that didn't work. That was pretty easy. However, I don't know the first thing about drivers or frame-rate or buffer....... is this something that a lay-person could understand enough to do? And if so, how do I begin? Rank: Guru Rating: 91.60% , 85 votes Linda, it is the video card at your home computer. It is processing the input and trying to push it out over the WWW. It is overloading the card and freezing. Maybe a faster broadband service may help in the getting the signal-out part. Most of the time when we buy a home computer we do not think of what we may do with it down the line. Then we try to do a different process and it does not perform the same. So a new video card, and a faster BB service, should fix this. 3. I have taken my computer to the ''hospital'' three times. Once I even took every one of my peripherals with me (printer, webcam, speakers, mike, etc, etc, etc). They kept the computer and all the components for 3 days, put it thru extensive ''stress tests'' and all three times they could find ''nothing wrong'' with the CPU or any of the peripherals. Each time I asked specifically about the video card and each time I was told the card was fine and adequate for my computer. The last time I took it in, I asked if they would just put a new video card in, I didn't care about the cost. I was told they would do it, but could almost guarantee it would make no difference. So I did NOT have them put a new card in. They also told me that I have more than sufficient memory, etc, to run the webcam. There said they could NOT find any reason why it would not work. You mentioned faster broadband. I have a DSL line dedicated to the computer. I don't even have a home phone, so nothing else is interfering. I don't really understand what broadband is. How would I get a faster one? Rank: Guru Rating: 87.85% , 61 votes First uninstall your camera driver from computer. Then reinstall then check. Also uninstall yahoo messenger and then re-install . Sometimes virus problem creates this issue so scan your computer with updated antivirus. Let me know if you need more assistance. Thanks 4. During this ordeal, I have also uninstalled (from the Control Panel Add/Remove Programs) and reinstalled Yahoo Messenger twice with no success. I have 2 anti-virus programs, 1 anti-Malware program, and 2 anti-spyware programs which I update and run almost every weekend.

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See section B. Yahoo Messenger in the info below to setup the Audio & Video.
Also send this to your family and friends so they have their computer setup properly.

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 (http://www.skype.com/intl/en-gb/download/skype/windows/beta/downloading/ )
set it up as follows:
Go to Tools, then Options, and click on Audio Settings and set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio Card.
Then click on the Video Settings.
The camera, if Installed Properly, it will come up and show a video picture.
Then, on the bottom of the page click save.
The camera and audio should function properly. Your friends and Family will now be able to see and hear you.

B. Yahoo Setup:
After downloading and installing Yahoo Messenger (http://www.soft32.com/download_30.HTML )
set it up as follows:
Go to Messenger at the top left and click on it.
Next go down to Preferences and click on it.
Next "Calling and Devices" on the right, set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio Card or headphones/mike.
Next go to the Test Audio section below where you just setup the microphone & speaker and (written in blue) click on "Open the call setup assistant"
and the "Yahoo Call Setup Assistant" window will open to the left and follow the the instructions. Click on FINISH and the audio will be setup.
Next go to "Webcam" and click in the circle "Allways allow the following people to view my webcam.
Next Click on "Super Webcam" snd in the circle click "Start Super Webcam mode automatically".
Then click OK and it should work.

C. Windows Live Messenger:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=d78f2ff1-79ea-4066-8ba0-ddbed94864fc&displaylang=en
After you start Windows Live Messenger, expand the view by clicking on the square on top left next to the red X.
Then on the Windows Live messenger window on the right side, click on " "Show Menus." And then click on "Show the Menu Bar".
Next go to the Menu Bar on right side, click on " "Action."
Go to "TOOLS" and click "Audio and Video Setting" and follow the instructions.
NOTE: Your audio and video should 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.

D. AIM (AOL) Messenger:
http://dashboard.aim.com/aim
On the VIM sign-in window, click on Edit.
Then click on Settings Enhanced IM.
Next click on Enhanced IM.
Then click on Audio Video.
The Audio and Video portion has drop downs so you can select the proper audio card and video camera installed in you computer.
The Audi Video drop downs are
Microphone
Speaker
Camera
The audio and camera should function now.
Additional information to use with VIM settings.
Adjust Your Audio and Video Settings:
In order to adjust your audio and video settings, please follow the steps given below:
1. Click the Audio and Video Settings button directly below the My Buddy or My Camera window. If you are currently
Participating in an AOL Live Video IM session, a message will display: You must disconnect the current AOL Live Video IM
conversation before running setup. Would you like to disconnect now? Click the Yes button.
2. The Audio and Video Tuning Wizard will appear to help you verify that your camera, speakers and microphone are working
Properly. Follow the on-screen prompts.
Notes:
The first time you use AOL Live Video IM, a message will display: Would you like to first check your audio and video settings? Click the Yes button.
The Audio and Video Tuning Wizard will appear to help you verify that your camera, speakers and microphone are working properly.
Follow the on-screen prompts.
images in AOL Live Video IM may appear reversed, or as a mirror image (text may appear backwards) when you look at your own camera feed or at the
Picture-in-picture (PIP) display.
After making the settings your ready for a chat and video talk with your Family and Friends. Hope this helps. Bud

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Normal 0 See section A. Skype in the info below to setup the Audio & Video.
Also send this to your family and friends so they have their computer setup properly.
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.
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Normal 0 See section A. Skype in the info below to setup the Audio & Video.
Also send this to your family and friends so they have their computer setup properly.
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 (http://www.skype.com/intl/en-gb/download/skype/windows/beta/downloading/) 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 video 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 be able to see and her to you.
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After downloading and installing Yahoo Messenger (http://ca.messenger.yahoo.com/download/ ) set it up as follows:
  1. Click on Messenger at the top left and then go down to Preferences and then the Preference Window will come up.
  2. Next click on Calling and Devices. In the Calling & Devices on the right and set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio Card or sound device installed in the computer.
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  1. After you start Windows Live Messenger, expand the view by clicking on the square on top left next to the red X.
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Normal 0 See section B. Yahoo Messenger in the info below to setup the Audio & Video.
Also send this to your family and friends so they have there computer setup properly.
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 (http://www.skype.com/intl/en-gb/download/skype/windows/beta/downloading/ ) 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.
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  4. Then, on the bottom of the page click on Save.

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

B. Yahoo Setup:

After downloading and installing Yahoo Messenger (http://www.soft32.com/download_30.html ) 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.
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After downloading and installing Skype set it up as follows:

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  2. Then click on the Video Settings.
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The camera and audio should function properly. Your friends and Family will now see and talk to you.

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

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  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.
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