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I am trying to use Skype - webcam worked initially (about 10 seconds) and now is not working .

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Firstly, check the webcam is properly connected if it's USB. If it's built-in, obviously there's no need to do this.

Open Skype, then select "Options" from the "Tools" menu at the top.

Next, choose "Video settings" from the menu on the left hand side. Your camera should initialize and you should be able to see yourself on screen.

If you can't see yourself, try rebooting the PC. It was working OK for a few seconds so it's unlikely to be missing drivers or any serious problem .

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