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I try and set up the webcam in my laptop...it begins and I see myself and then just drops out. I have downloaded all updates from ArcSoft...any ideas?

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Ensure that the camera is not disabled in Magic-i visual effects Software.

Click on the Magic-i software icon in the notification area and check if there is a / or x mark on the camera icon. If yes, click on it to enable the camera.
Also, ensure that you are clicking on the capture option in the WebCam Companion Software.
If issue persists, reinstall the original Arvsoft WebCam Companion Software from the esupport drivers download page of Sony for your computer model.

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