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Why my webcam dont work?

Hi! pls help me fix my webcam, i dont whats happen to my webcam. when i click it, it says that locked by another appllication. when im in yahoo messenger when i click the icon "my webcam" it says "webcam is not connected. i dont what is wrong with my webcam. hoping to hear from you! thank you and God bless you!

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  • shawney Jul 11, 2008

    when i send my webcam on yahoo messenger it says nt connected..wats the prob??

  • DJTaco Man Nov 21, 2008

    When i try to get on my webcam when im on hotmail my webcam doesnt work at all.

  • jessica_1024 Jan 18, 2009

    I cant figure out how to make the 'acer crystal eye webcam' take videos and how to work it on stickam or video chat with others. the webcam is built into my acer one aspire netbook/ mini laptop, and it says nothing about how to do those things in the manual. but it DOES say in the description that the webcam is for video communication, but there are no options for that.

  • rquililan Nov 26, 2009

    My webcam doesnt open on my yahoo messenger.
    My driver installation could not open the installation package.It has to conatct the application vendor to verify that my webcam is a valid windows Installer package. Thank you.


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Its not solution Guest, its the same problem..

In fact,YM Version below 9 is too much problem for VISTA. So, its up to you to use YM version 9 because YM V9 is too problem if I using YM V8 and you using new YM V9.

YM below V9 is CANNOT voice message and problem for WEBCAM. You can read another forums discuss about this.

The solution is :
1. Try YM version 9 (still have problems)
2. Change to XP (Excellent solutions)

But if your OS is XP, you can check your preferrence in Yahoo Mesengger, then check Camera Source, click the right cam installed in your computer. Settle!


Posted on Dec 29, 2008

I have a logitech webcam. it doesnt work. I can see myself and i can see my "cousin" on her webcam. But she can't see me. Whats wrong??? She says that on her computer it says that my webcam is not connected. but it is!!!!

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