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Microsoft lifeCam VX-3000 is not working in yahoo messenger

Soft is loaded and I can open it up and look at it but in yahoo messenger says cam not connect I check source it selected.

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  • Anonymous Apr 23, 2008

    same problem in yahoo messenger

  • spydog50 Apr 23, 2008

    hi i installed hard whare when i try to us it . it tells me it does not install proper

  • amsand07 Apr 29, 2008

    my camera worked all the time until today. it keeps telling me its not connected. i even reinstalled it and it still isnt working. what is wrong with it?

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  • Anonymous Jun 08, 2008

    Hi have been using Microsoft Lifecam VX-3000 with Yahoo IM for over 6 months with no problem until 6/4/08.

    I went to video communicate with another Yahoo IM user and now I have a error message saying Webcam not responding.

    I have already tried a few trouble shooting methods with no success:

    1. Disable Firewall

    2. Uninstall and reinstall Lifecam software

    3. Uninstall and reinstall Yahoo IM

    All three methods failed.

    I have connected my old webcam, CREATIVE and it works fine with Yahoo IM.

    I have also connected the Lifecam onto my laptop and it works fine

    So it seems the problems is when I use the Lifecam and current PC.

    But like I mentioned in the begging it worked before.

    I also must say that I have not updated or introduced any new software or hardware to the current PC.

    Any advice is most appreciated


  • cdog8307 Mar 30, 2009

    i have the same problem, my vx-3000 is not working with yahoo do i get my webcam to work with fiance is in iraq and this was bought for him so we can communicate and he can see me on this...please help

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2009

    it is hooked up and will not work at all how do i get it to work

  • sjean18 May 17, 2009

    My husband is overseas and we chat through Yahoo IM. I have a microsoft lifecam. I believe it is the VX-3000. He has started using a voice feature when we chat, but he can't hear me. I need to know how to use my camera's audio feature with Yahoo IM.



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