My LifeCam VX3000 worked wonderfully for a few months. Lately, I plus it into the USB port & it won't connect at all.
When I prompt the Microsoft LifeCam it says "Plug your LifeCam webcam into a USB port..."
It is plugged in!
I've already tested each USB port and it works fine with my printer, ipod, & digital camera.
I'm assuming this is a problem with the plug? Is there any way I can tell or fix this problem without having to get a new cam?
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Re: No long connecting?
Maybe..look in the end of the cam usb connector, and see if there's any junk or crud in there. use a toothpick(no ear swabs, please) and using a pencil flashlight, peer into the crevice, looking for any obstructions. you could even blow it out with compressed air. I'm assuming that you've had it connected all along, right?
changing those USB connectors is quite tiring, and requires special tools, and loads of patience.
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Have you tried to remove the drivers for your cam before the new installation (My computer>properties>device manager)? If it's a USB cam install the software WITHOUT the cam connected at the USB. After the installation finish, plug in the cam. Stelios
The problem was being caused by the wireless USB adaptor. When I disconnected the adaptor the webcam picture came good. I plugged the adaptor into a different USB port on the machine and no interference. I don't have any explanation for why on one USB port I get the interference and on another I don't get any interference. I am happy to live with it like it is if it works.
There may be a clash between lifecam and MSN. close MSN and alll other IMs. uninstall lifecam. restart the PC, install webcam SW with the cam unplugged. After installation plug the cam ina USB port and let Windows read the drivers and install the cam, Once that is done, now you can configure the cam in your IMs one by one.
Try doing a Google search "LifeCam VX3000 installation" and seeing if any of the documents listed helps you. I am not sure what OS you are using (Windows XP or Vista? Linux? Another?) Others have reported problems too. Be careful about which you do first during setup. Some systems require installing drivers/software BEFORE you plug in the camera, and some require you to install software/drivers AFTER you plug in the camera.
reconnect webcam usb port, then restart your PC. then, attact usb port again, try to attach first at front usb port of your CPU, if stil doesnt work, attach your webcam at the back usb port of your CPU.
You need to go to the manufactures site and download the XP
or VISTA driver for the camera. Then follow the info below
to install the program.
Disconnect the Camera from the USB port and reinstall
the CD or Downloaded software program. When the program asks you
to connect the camera to the USB port, do so and it should work.
Hope this helps. Bud
Try disconnecting the Camera from the USB port and reinstall
the software program. When the program asks you to connect the
camera to the USB port, do so and it should work.
Hope this helps. Bud