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I just got a toshiba satellite laptop with built in camera. problem is when i activate the camera all i can do is see myself. woopee!! i bought the computer with the camera to make video calls back home when i travel for work. for the life of me i cannot get the thing to work. i have tried yahoo messenger but it knocks my laptop camera out of commision because the camera thinks "something else" is controlling it (in other words, it won't even turn on so i can look at myself). Yahoo messenger also seems to slow down my home desktop camera. Can you help fix this so i can call home and see the wife and kids as clear as possible, as reliable as possible and all without the hesitation of those Max Headrom commercials from years past. Thanks

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Toshiba laptops with built-in cameras tend to come with proprietary software that controls the camera. You're going to want to disable or turn this off prior to using the camera in an IM client.

Alternatively, since you seem to be having issues with Yahoo, consider trying Windows Live Messenger. Also previously known as MSN messenger, clients can now talk to people using Yahoo messenger. You might be able to have a video conversation that way, without having to deal with Yahoo.

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