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The WEBcam can be locked in the settings - Tools - Video settings "Show that I have video to"
OR The wrong WEBcam was selected in Video settings.

Posted on Oct 13, 2010

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  • simone17spic Oct 13, 2010

    how do i fix it?

  • Chris Hingee
    Chris Hingee Oct 14, 2010

    Start Skype then click on Tools - Options - Video settings. Make sure your WEB can is selected. If your WEBcam is selected then you will see a video image of yourself in front of the camera.
    Also
    In -"Automatically receive video and screen sharing from ...." and "Show that I have video to" - make sure both the buttons for "People in my contact list" is selected.
    Then click Save

  • Maureen Parsons
    Maureen Parsons Jul 15, 2014

    Went through these instructions but the Webcam is locked and I don't see my video image. I did have my webcam password protected but was able to unlock while on skype by entering my password ... don't get the option to enter my password anymore!!

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Then it is not supported.
You could try locate the latest drivers for your laptop.
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Before you can use your webcam in any chat program you have to configure it to that program

Test your webcam here to make sure it broadcasts ok - Hit 'Allow' in the top window and check your cam in the left hand panel.

http://www.testmycam.com/

working OK ?

CONFIGURE TO SKYPE
Connect webcam
Its good practice to disconnect and re-connect your webcam before you start (To reboot the webcam software) - if you have been using it elsewhere the SKYPE software may have difficulty in locating it, even if you exited the previous program correctly.
The reason being, the webcam software can remain hooked-up to a program and needs to be rebooted.
Mine, I just unplug it from the USB and plug it back in to reboot the software.
If yours is integral with the computer you will have to re-start the computer, use a keyboard shortcut or disable / enable the webcam from the Device Manager.

Start Skype.
On the 'Tools' menu, click 'Options'.
In the navigation pane of the Skype 'Options' window, click 'Audio Settings'
Run down the list setting your defaults
Select your webcam as the default microphone.
Make a free test call
Click 'Save'
In the navigation pane of the Skype Options window, click Video Settings.
This will launch your webcam
Adjust quality of picture in 'Settings'
Check the correct webcam is shown as default
Click Save
Test your webcam by making a Skype test call.
For more information about how to configure Skype Messenger, please visit the following Skype Web site:
http://support.skype.com (http://support.skype.com)

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Hello...
All you need is to install the driver on windows.
Once installed correctly on windows, now you can configure it in skpye.
Tips to configure it in skype:
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On the 'Tools' menu, click 'Options'.
In the navigation pane of the Skype 'Options' window, click 'Audio Settings'
Run down the list setting your defaults
Select your webcam as the default microphone.
Make a free test call
Click 'Save'
In the navigation pane of the Skype Options window, click Video Settings.
This will launch your webcam
Adjust quality of picture in 'Settings'
Check the correct webcam is shown as default
Click Save
Test your webcam by making a Skype test call.
For more information about how to configure Skype Messenger, please visit the following Skype Web site:
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You can try to configure it.
But first I would recommend you to download the latest version of skype.
Link is :(www.skype.com/download/)
While configuring be sure to use the following setting:
1.Start skype.
2.In the navigation pane of the Skype Options window, click Video Settings.
3.Adjust quality of picture in 'Settings
4.Check the correct webcam is shown as default
Click Save
Test your webcam by making a Skype test call.
If you need further help you can log onto:
(http://support.skype.com)

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Some of my friends are on webcams driven by logitech and some on skype - can my logitech driven webcam access the skype friends?


Yes - no problem - you will have to download Skype - whenever you want to use a webcam in a new program you have to configure the webcam software to the chat program software

Test your webcam here to make sure it broadcasts ok - Hit 'Allow' in the top window and check your cam in the left hand panel.

http://www.testmycam.com/

working OK ?

CONFIGURE TO SKYPE
Connect webcam
Its good practice to disconnect and re-connect your webcam before you start (To reboot the webcam software) - if you have been using it elsewhere the MSN software may have difficulty in locating it, even if you exited the previous program correctly.
The reason being, the webcam software can remain hooked-up to a program and needs to be rebooted.
Mine, I just unplug it from the USB and plug it back in to reboot the software.
If yours is integral with the computer you will have to re-start the computer, use a keyboard shortcut or disable / enable the webcam from the Device Manager.

Start Skype.
On the 'Tools' menu, click 'Options'.
In the navigation pane of the Skype 'Options' window, click 'Audio Settings'
Run down the list setting your defaults
Select your webcam as the default microphone.
Make a free test call
Click 'Save'
In the navigation pane of the Skype Options window, click Video Settings.
This will launch your webcam
Adjust quality of picture in 'Settings'
Check the correct webcam is shown as default
Click Save
Test your webcam by making a Skype test call.
For more information about how to configure Skype Messenger, please visit the following Skype Web site:
http://support.skype.com (http://support.skype.com)

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Trying to setup a webcam to operate with Skype. As soon as I click on video, the screen goes blue and the computer shuts down. I have tried another brand of webcam and the same thing still happens.


Before you can use your webcam in any chat program you have to configure it to that program

Test your webcam here to make sure it broadcasts ok - Hit 'Allow' in the top window and check your cam in the left hand panel.

http://www.testmycam.com/

If it fails to broadcast - disconnect webcam - uninstall current webcam software - restart computer visit this website - identify your webcam and click on it. select your OS and download software.

Start Skype.
On the Tools menu, click 'Options'.
In the navigation pane of the Skype 'Options' window, click 'Audio Settings'
Set your speakers as default.
Select your webcam as the default microphone.
Click 'Save'
In the navigation pane of the Skype Options window, click Video Settings.
Select your webcam as the default.
Click Save
Test your webcam by making a Skype test call.
For more information about how to configure Skype Messenger, please visit the following Skype Web site:
http://support.skype.com (http://support.skype.com)

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Check your webcam here by clicking allow in top window and see if webcam broadcasts in left hand panel
http://www.testmycam.com/
If working - proceed to Skype set up
If its not working -
Uninstall webcam software
Disconnect webcam
Restart computer
Download software from here
http://support.creative.com/Products/Products.aspx?catid=218
Test again as above
When working proceed

Start Skype.
On the Tools menu, click Options.
In the navigation pane of the Skype Options window, click Audio Settings.
Select your webcam as the default microphone. (If it has a built-in mic)
In the navigation pane of the Skype Options window, click Video Settings.
Select your webcam as the default.
Click Save.
Test your webcam by making a Skype test call.
For more information about how to configure Skype Messenger, please visit the Skype Web site:
http://support.skype.com (http://support.skype.com)

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Have you configured your webcam to skype ?
If you have problems when you use your webcam in Skype, you may have to configure the audio and video setting in Skype. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Start Skype.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Options.
  3. In the navigation pane of the Skype Options window, click Audio Settings.
  4. Select your mic as the default microphone.
  5. In the navigation pane of the Skype Options window, click Video Settings.
  6. Select your webcam as the default Webcam
  7. Click Save.
  8. Test webcam by making a Skype test call.
For more information about how to configure Skype Messenger, please visit the following Skype Web site: http://support.skype.com (http://support.skype.com)

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