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Lifecam VX-3000 will not connect wth MSN Messenger?

Hi...ive got a Lifecam VX-3000 that i installed and did use with MSN messenger. Now it wont work. Ive tried uninstalling the drivers...and reinstalling....didnt work. Yet the camera is actually just wont "connect". I then tried using it with Skype (similar to MSN messenger) and it worked on there..........JUST NOT MSN!?!??!?

pleeeeeeeeeease any suggestions???????????

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Re: Lifecam VX-3000 will not connect wth MSN Messenger?

1st You download Webcam Driver.
Lifecam VX-3000 Driver
After this install the Webcam driver in the system.
Installation of Webcam Driver
Go to the control panel
Click on the System Icon
Click on the Hardware Tab
Click on the Device Manager s
Select the Unknown Device or printer device where yellow Question Marks sign on it.
Right click on it and uninstall it.
After this go to the top of the device manager and click on scan for hardware changes.
Driver installation Wizard start.
Brows Your Driver from the Hard Disk and click on next.
Driver will be install.

Posted on Jul 17, 2013

Re: Lifecam VX-3000 will not connect wth MSN Messenger?

It's not a driver problem based on the fact it works with other applications. Since it won't work with Messenger my strong suspicion is that's your culprit (Messenger)....even though it worked before.

Uninstall and try it again. When you uninstall make sure you delete any folders found in "Widows Explorer" that are under program files (not in Windows itself....or at least not at this point). Make sure you are using the latest version by the way since you are going to install it again anyway.

As to why it did not work you might want to check the Microsoft knowledge base...(there can be some sort of a conflict particularly if you updated software, downloaded patches, installed a new application, whatever).

If this doesn't your antivirus and Spybot search and destroy on the entire drive. If you are not running an antivirus AVAST or AVG are both excellent (and free as is Spybot.)

Let me know if this does not work....odds are it will. Tango

Posted on Jan 25, 2008

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Re: Lifecam VX-3000 will not connect wth MSN Messenger?

I have the same problem and i've tryed everything... I have uninstalled... reinstalled to driver for the webcam and i have uninstalled and reinstalled msn... It just plays T.V.... So what ever answer you get... please tell me how to fix it...

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Re: Lifecam VX-3000 will not connect wth MSN Messenger?

Yea i have the same problem but we have 2 computers but when i connect web cam on msn with my other computer it works but then when i connect with some one out side of the network it loads then it automaticaly stops

Posted on Nov 16, 2009

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Hi...ive got a Lifecam VX-3000 that i installed and did use with MSN messenger, it've been workin for about a year now with no problem , bt since a couple days ago it stopped working for no reason, and...

with this version its cos its not a win32 app, im having the same problem and only just found a site to update it with new software. microsoft dl page was not working properly for me. try software for lifecam _1_4 should help you

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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:

  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 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 see and talk to you.

B. Yahoo Setup:

After downloading and installing Yahoo Messenger 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.
  4. 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:

  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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NOTE: You audio and video shoud 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.
Hope this helps. Bud

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