Question about Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 Web Camera
posted by honda_macc on Jan 24, 2008
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 working......it 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???????????
Comment by honda_macc, posted on Jan 31, 2008 Hi..i tried the above solutions to no avail. HOWEVER....i have been able to get it to work sort of.. Heres the details:
I currently am working on a large yacht....where i have been able to get the webcam to work before....BUT the other day i went out to the marina and picked up a wireless signal from the hotel and the webcam WORKED!!!! Soooooooooo:
-i know the webcam AND msn do work.......
-it has to be some setting in my local wireless connection to the boat.
-it has to be a setting in MY computer, because other crew on my boat can use their webcams
-if it helps...for some reason i cant connect to my music dl site either??
Can ANYONE PLEEEEEEEEASE help...i can also offer more information if needed.
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Best Solution posted on Jan 25, 2008
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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 work...run 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
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