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Microphone for skype.

I had a PC camera with earpiece microphone(it comes in a pack of 2) and I had a really successful skype call with my daughter in Scotland. Then I decided I would prefer not to be coping with the earpiece so when back to Radio shack and exchanged it for the single 1.3megapixel PC Camera with Mic. Now I get a picture, and the other person can hear me for 10seconds before sound cuts out. There is a message on the Test call "no Playback device". The Device manager says the Audio is working properly, the "upgrade driver" says there is no better driver than the one I have... but the Found new Hardware Wizard cannot find the soft ware so says it cannot install. there is also somewhere a message that the driver is not installed even though there is another list with about 8 drivers associated with the audio device...........not sure where to go from here.......

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I think installing the latest drivers will fix this problem. Get me the complete info of ur webcam Model No etc., and i will get you the latest drivers..

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Hi
You should continue to install the driver that comes with the new cam... ignoring the existing driver, because the new cam has the correct files needed for the installation... Try to reinstall again.
Also remove the applications that was associated with the old one at Control panel - add/remove programs... that is to remove the no longer used drivers from the old one....

That's all... happy fixya...

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Hi,

The problem is wid ur driver only. Uninstall all the drivers of it from the pc and then go to the Radio Shack site, click on contact us, then along the lower right you will see a link for downloads. On the first page, you will see a download for the VGA PC Camera driver.

Good luck...

Posted on Feb 02, 2008

  • Priya darshan Feb 02, 2008

    As i said the problem is wid the drivers only just do whatever i said it will fix ur problem..

    Goodluck and kind regards..
    Please Don't forget to rate me as fixya..

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