Question about GE MiniCam Pro HO98067 Webcam

1 Answer

Video chat not working

I'm trying to video chat with a mac through AIM. We can hear eachother and see ourselves on our own cameras but not eachother.

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Expert
  • 8,637 Answers

See section D. AIM AOL 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

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

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 and set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio Card.
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:

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:

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
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.
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

Posted on Aug 17, 2010


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

On AIM - the video chat option we are only able to see ourselves

I would recommend updating to the newest version of AIM nad making sure you are both on the same version. Then If that fails contactAIM support or the tech forums for help, other AIM users most likely have had this issue

Aug 25, 2009 | AOL Instant Messenger

1 Answer

I'm trying to video chat

Yours more likely. It sounds like the driver does not surpport your aim. Check the name of your web cam online. They more then likey have a website for more help and to get a driver that will surpport your aim.

Aug 04, 2009 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

I have an apple macbook with built in cameras i,mk set up with aim but i.d like to do a video chat is this possible.

You will need your friends to have a mac with ichat installed for a video chat with iChat Or you can try Open source aMsn, Mercury messengers for video chats. 

May 27, 2009 | Apple MacBook 13"White /2.0Ghz Intel Core2...

1 Answer

How to use the video chat in macbook??

just checking, but did you use ichat? ichat is the chat client for AIM on a mac. they show icons next to the people that you can audio or video chat with. it shows a video camera next to those who you can mutually video chat with. if you click the icon, it makes a video chat. if you were looking to use a service other than AIM, i suggest you just hit the webcam icon once chatting with someone and you are ready to go (assuming you have the isight webcam in your macbook).
hope this helps ;-)

Mar 26, 2009 | Apple MacBook 13"White /2.0Ghz Intel Core2...

1 Answer

When i go on aim and try to video chat on aim ...HELP

check the settings in your camera and in AIM to makem. sure it has permission to access the camera on your syste

Feb 26, 2009 | Microsoft LifeCam VX-1000 Webcam

1 Answer

Video calling application

I have not cd iget lost and i want to use my cam web please.

May 18, 2008 | Logitech QuickCam Communicate Deluxe...

3 Answers

Black screen when AIM video chatting

i can see the other person but NEVER my myself!!! i need help
im am trying to chat via AOL AIM.

Dec 22, 2007 | Radio Shack VGA PC Camera Webcam

1 Answer

Logitech quickcam chat live video

Broadband will work better and smoother for sure. If the cam has a mic, then it would work for almost any chat system you can get. You will get both video and audio.

Nov 20, 2007 | Logitech QuickCam Chat Personal Web Camera

1 Answer

Logitech QuickCam Chat

ok i would go on aim6 and press other partner has one to i can see me in a little box in the left then the rest of the box i can see him. he cant see me for some reason why? and also it closes after a couple of seconds

Nov 20, 2007 | Logitech QuickCam Chat Personal Web Camera

Not finding what you are looking for?
GE MiniCam Pro HO98067 Webcam Logo

Related Topics:

38 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top GE Computers & Internet Experts

micky dee

Level 3 Expert

2970 Answers

mukhtar21 shaikh
mukhtar21 shaikh

Level 3 Expert

2022 Answers

Ricky Ostrom
Ricky Ostrom

Level 2 Expert

274 Answers

Are you a GE Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides