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Re: my cam isnt readying
Did you install the software with the camera connected to
the computer? Disconnect the camera from the USB port and reinstall the
software. When the program asks you to connect the camera, do so, and it
should work. Hope this is of some help.Bud
Below is info for setting up Audio & Video to chat on
line after you install , either Skype or a messenger program.
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.
After downloading and installing Skype set it up as follows:
TOOLS, then OPTIONS, and click on Audio Settings and set the Microphone
and Speakers to the computer Audio Card.
click on the Video Settings.
camera if installed properly will come up and show a picture.
on the bottom of the page click on Save.
The camera and audio should function properly.Your friends and Family will now see and
talk to you.
After downloading and installing Yahoo Messenger set it up
Messenger at the top left and click on it.
go down to Preferences and click on it.
Calling and Devices on the right and set the Microphone and Speakers to
the computer Audio Card.
go to the Test Audio section and(in blue writing) click on“Open the call setup assistant” and follow the instructions on the
you start Windows Live Messenger, expand the view by clicking on the
square on top left next to the red X.
on the Windows Live messenger window on the right side, click on “ “Show
Menus.” And then click on “Show the Menu Bar”.
go to the Menu Bar on right side, click on “ “Action.”
“TOOLS” and click “Audio and Video Setting” and follow the
NOTE:You audio and
video shoud 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.
Hope this helps.Bud
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1**. Double click my computer then double click USB Video Device. You can see your self then. If the USB Video Device not showing there then you have to install the cam first.
2. Power On the laptop/PC & after ready your OS for work just put your Webcam driverdiskin DVD/CD RW/ROM. when its open, that time just select webcam driver and install it as per your operating
system(Vista or XP). So do it, and after finish installation ,restart the laptop. Your will see your cam is ready for use.Then follow again the first instruction.**
3. When you confirm after viewing your self in cam , then stop it. Now login on messenger & click to connect the cam from messenger. If any doubt then then ask me a again. Thanks & waiting for your feed back.
1. Double click my computer then double click USB Video Device. You
can see your self then. If the USB Video Device not showing there then
you have to install the cam first.
2. Power On the laptop & after ready your OS for work just put your Cam driver DVD in DVD RW/ROM. when its open, that time just select webcam driver and install it as per your operating system. So do it and after finish restart the laptop. Your will see your cam is ready for use. Then follow the first instruction.
3. When you confirm after viewing your self in cam , then stop it. Now login on messenger & click to connect the cam from messenger. If any doubt then then ask me a again.
Start- right click my computer - properties - hardware - device manager. Click on the + signs to expand links, find your camera, is there any question or exclamation marks showing, is so, right click & see what it says.
If nothing shows up as wrong, un-install your cam in device manager, restart your computer,(cam unplugged) when up & running, plug your cam back in & system will see it as new device & install it.
Hope this helps your issue.
Have a nice day.
Attach all power cords (e.g. laptopand/or web cam).
Plug your USB cam directly into your computer (do not use any external USB hubs). Turn your cam on
As long as your web cam and computer hardware are working, Windows should detect it!
2. Open Device Manager
For Vista => Click Control Panel. If you have Control Panel Classic View, click Device Manager => Click Control Panel. If you have Control Panel Home View, click System and Maintenance->Device Manager
For XP => Click Control Panel->System, then Hardware tab, then Device Manager button
3. Find your web cam in Device Manager
Understanding Device Names => Windows provides user-friendly device names to accomodate us humans. As far as Windows is concerned, the device name is simply a comment! => It's those cryptic Device Identification strings that really identify a device => Device Manager displays whatever device name it happens to find in the device driver ...==> If Windows finds NO device driver, your web cam may be named “Unknown” or "Other" device ...==> If Windows finds the WRONG device driver you may see your web cam with the WRONG device name
How to find your web cam => While your web cam is connected, look through all of Device Manager for devices with a yellow icon (probably a yellow question mark) => Look if a device category Other Devices. Also, be certain to expand the USB category to check all devices listed under it => Your web cam will appear as a device with a yellow icon (probably a question mark) => Click on thumbnail to see the full sized image How to verify the device you found is your web cam => Your web cam device will only appear in Device Manager when the web cam is powered on and connected => Disconnect your web cam. Verify the device you had found is no longer displayed in Device Manager
4. Find your web cam's Hardware Ids
In Device Manager, select your web cam device, rt click Properties. Click Details tab
Select Hardware Ids from the pull-down. You'll see a list of one or more Hardware Id strings
If it isnt listed under hardware then something may have happened to cause the computer to delete the file "virus protection or firewall" and it may be that your computer just isnt reconizing the software anymore. if you have an installation disk try to use it and reinstall the stuff and go from there.
check the usb settings enabled in the bios or the cable inside the laptop.In some case the usb cable inside get fault and it will not detect the web cam.In normal case if you plug any usb device it will detect the usb device then the os will show new hardware found and will allow you to install the software for it,if it doesnt detect you cannot install the driver for it and in the yahoo messenger it give the message
Green light is on mine, but USB port shows no device. When I plug it in, I get "found new device" message, but no icon on my desktop. None of my messengers recognize it either. It does show up in cameras and scanners though...I'm so confused.
when you were installing the software did a taskbar pop up appear and tell you that hardware was found, and then proceeded to install the cam and inform you that the Logitech STX is now installed and ready for use?
If not then the cam may need to be tried in another usb port as of yet it has not been recognised by windows.
Also if this is being used on a laptop, sometimes there is not enough power amps being sent be the usb port to recognise, again trying a different port may solve that.
If all else fails re install the software again, but make sure windows is allowing the cam to work, as sometimes there is an updater programme that works in conjunction with the cam to update drivers etc, this will probably be being dissalowed by either windows or your internet security programme and any part of the software that is being blocked may be stopping your cam also.