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Microsoft VX1000 webcam wont transmit or recieve sound i run vista home premium and have downloaded the relevant compatibility drivers.My brother has exactly the same problems and runs the same operating system as me.Picture is perfect but no sound.Same problem exists through windows xp.
We have used them on both yahoo and windows live messenger.

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  • amyb5984 Mar 10, 2008

    when i install the windows software for the webcam i lose my sound. have ended up uninstalling all windows drivers to get sound back. cannot afford to **** around with it any more right now as i need sound for work. i am tempted to just plug in the webcam and skip the drivers.

  • Rosebud48 Mar 11, 2008

    I have a good picture but I get a lot of echoing back. Cannot seem to be able to talk..

    How do i go into my PC to see if programs are in sinc with my webcam.

    I have adjusted volumes, moved my speakers away from computer, faced them away from each other.

    Would appreciate any help. Thanks.

  • aluapjoe13 Jul 31, 2008

    My computer is running vista and my wivies computer is running xp. When we connect she can hear me but I cant hear her. Is the a conflict between vista and xp or are we doing something else wrong?

  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2008

    Same probelm first got a Logitech and no sound in Vista on my new eMachine. Got the vx 1000 and the same problem. Microphone is listed but no sound says it isproperly in and so on. Skype tech could not help and MS charges for help with their vidcam!!! defintely sure that this another Vista compatability problem with their own hardware??!!! any help would be appreciated,



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Check the settings for the cam/mic in the audio/video tab in messenger and run a test. then check the settings on your pc are set to allow programs to take control of this device.

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