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Black screen When I try to use my webcam, all I get is a black screen. It worked the first day but not since then.

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  • sir1 Sep 13, 2008

    I can see me but tghey can not see me when talking via Skype. They can hear me but the screen is black for them.

  • Anonymous Nov 24, 2008

    i have the same problem, black screen and its a phillips webcam too

  • mifiynene Nov 29, 2008

    I JUST BOUGHT THE WENB CAM AND I INSTALL IT, BUT I ONLY SEE A BLACK SCREEN. I REALLY NEED HELP WITH THIS PROBLEM. CAN ANYONE HELP ME?

  • massad_ranti May 11, 2010

    my webcam used to to work but it diont work i got now black screen

  • lhou Apr 14, 2012

    i have a same problem for hp compaq 510

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I have the same prob with same webcam,

Posted on Oct 22, 2008

Iv got the same problem :/

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This is going to sound like a silly but my webcam has one on it. Does you web cam have a shield on it to prevent viewing?

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When I try to broadcast on my webcam, I keep seeing a black screen. It is installed and everything. Philips Webcam (SPC110NC)

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SOURCE: usb webcam is not working in yahoo messenger

here is a link to test your web cam with yahoo messenger.

http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/messenger/messenger9/webcam/index.html

Posted on Aug 08, 2009

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SOURCE: Black screen

no but i have the same problem. are you using windows vista?

Posted on Jan 24, 2008

mail2pvs
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SOURCE: please help..my webcam A4tech is not working

hi

generally the webcams need more light than the normal cameras try using a good light source to from behind the camera

also the lense on the camera if is moveable then try to rotate it a bit on both sides for a proper focus of the image

also if it comes with a software to capture the video or pictures from the camera try stopping it first then try connect to YM and you would be able to broadcast the video

cheers
pls rate if this was any help

Posted on Jul 14, 2009

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SOURCE: in yahoo messenger the webcam is showing black

you have to setup your webcam in order for yahoo messenger to use it. click on "Messenger -> My webcam"...just follow the instructions

Posted on Aug 16, 2009

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SOURCE: Webcam ain't working just a black screen

Make sure you are not using the camera with any other application. Change the screen resolution of your computer to 800 X 600 Reboot the computer It should work normally.
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Posted on Dec 27, 2009

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SOURCE: my camera only has black/gray screen but audio/mic work fine

Follow the instructions below and it will work.

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.

Then to use it on the Web, do this.
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 (http://www.skype.com/intl/en-gb/download/skype/windows/beta/downloading/) 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 video 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 be able to
see and her to you.

B. Yahoo Setup:

After downloading and installing Yahoo Messenger

(http://www.soft32.com/download_30.html )

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.
2. Then on the Windows Live messenger window on the right side, click on “ “Show Menus.”
And then click on “Show the Menu Bar”.
3. Next go to the Menu Bar on right side, click on “ “Action.”
4. Go to “TOOLS” and click “Audio and Video Setting” and follow the instructions.
NOTE: Your audio and video should 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.

D. AIM (AOL) Messenger

1. On the VIM sign-in window click on Edit.
2. Then click on Settings Enhanced IM.
3. Next click on Enhanced IM.
4. Then click on Audio Video.
5. The Audio and Video portion has drop downs so you can select the proper audio card and
video camera installed in you computer.
The Audi Video drop downs are
Microphone
Speaker
Camera

Adjust Your Audio and Video Settings:
In order to adjust your audio and video settings, please follow the steps given below:
1. Click the Audio and Video Settings button directly below the My Buddy or My Camera window.
If you are currently participating in an AOL Live Video IM session, a message will display:
You must disconnect the current AOL Live Video IM conversation before running setup. Would you
like to disconnect now? Click the Yes button.
2. The Audio and Video Tuning Wizard will appear to help you verify that your camera, speakers
and microphone are working properly. Follow the on-screen prompts.
Notes:
· The first time you use AOL Live Video IM, a message will display: Would you like to
first check your audio and video settings? Click the Yes button. The Audio and Video Tuning
Wizard will appear to help you verify that your camera, speakers and microphone are working
properly. Follow the on-screen prompts.
· images in AOL Live Video IM may appear reversed, or as a mirror image (text may
appear backwards) when you look at your own camera feed or at the picture-in-picture (PIP) display.
After making the settings your ready for a chat and video talk with your Family and Friends.

After you get your camera installed properly, DO NOT unplug it from the USB port as it will
cause the drivers to be corrupt and render the camera unusable till reinstalled it properly.
Hope this helps. Bud

Posted on Jan 10, 2010

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