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I am new to Skype and have registered . I have a Webcam - Microsoft Life Cam VX-3000- and cannot get any sound , using the test facility . Any ideas ? Everything else seems to be working and I have checked that all the settings are in order ( according to the Skype Help site ). I cannot see any specific answers to this problem in Skype FAQs. Do I need to have a separate Headset with microphone for the sound ?- the technical details show there is an inbuilt microphone in the webcam.

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If you have a laptop it will have a built-in Mic
If you have a webcam with a built in Mic you now have 2 on your computer and you are going to have to determine which one to use (make it 'default')
I would recommend using the webcam mic as default.
You do not say what your pc or OS is so here is the setup for
Laptop x Vista
Set up Audio

Laptop x webcam/mic x Vista

TEST SPEAKERS
Right click on speaker icon in System Tray
Select "Playback Devices"
The speaker icon ( checked as working) and volume level graph should be visible
Right click on the volume graph and click "Test"
Left hand speakers followed by right hand should be heard

SET DEFAULT & TEST MIC
Click "Recording" tab.
Set required mic as default - click on mic font to highlight and click "Properties"
In lower dropbox display "Use this device enable" click OK
Click "Levels" tab and ramp up sliders ( adjust to suit later)
Return to "Recording". Test mic by speaking and make sure volume graph displays

Restart computer

Configure to Skype

If you have an earlier OS than Vista you may have to access your hardware from the Control Panel


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