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Plz reinstall the camera drivers/softwares from the cd which come along the camera

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POP ups could be an old outdated webcam i frequently have similar or same pop ups.
If you are concerned it might really damage your computer have a close look at the webcam see if there is any external damage (open wires) the only thing it could damage are the drivers
Click start control panel view devices and printers you should see your webcam from there
if you are have trouble with your webcam
Click start control panel administrative tools computer management device manager scroll down image devices you could see a yellow question mark?
right click to reinstall drivers or update driver xp
Click start right click on computer select properties device manager scroll to image devices expand right click to update driver in W7
http://download.cnet.com/2000-20_4.html
on the home page you should see a search tab just type in what you are looking for
IE: webcam name webcam driver you might have to try a few times to get it right
tick in either windows software or the all software box.
If you don't have or cant find the driver you will need to download one here rather doing a driver hunt which can take hours
http://download.cnet.com/slimdrivers-free/3000-18513_4-75279940.html
It might take some time being a freeware driver solution
Note: This will find all of your outdated drivers
This program will automatically search for and find the correct driver
you will have to update every driver individually once you update you might be asked whether you want to restart or make a system restore point.
Click no to both of these then continue updating each driver free then restart once all of the drivers have been updated.
Some webcams and programs require additional software, although that should be installed with the webcam if things are right.
But is does not harm to check if your Java, Flash and Quicktime software are installed and up to date.
But certainly check your DirectX software, since all video applications, including webcams, use DirectX for video processing.
Try downloading the latest DirectX version and install it (Windows XP: DirectX 9.0c
Windows Vista: DirectX 10).
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Which-version-of-DirectX-is-on-your-computer


Go to Facebook and log into your account.
Click the "Profile" tab.
Click the "Video" link in the "Status" menu.
Select the "Record a Video" option. For privacy reasons, Facebook requests permission to access your webcam and microphone.
Check the box next to "Allow" and click "Close."
You will appear in real time on the Facebook webcam window.
Position yourself in front of the webcam and click the red "Record" button to begin recording your new video. When you're finished, press the "Stop" button.

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Click start control panel view devices and printers you should see your webcam from there
if you are have trouble with your webcam

Click start control panel administrative tools computer management device manager scroll down image devices you could see a yellow question mark?
right click to reinstall drivers or update driver xp

Click start right click on computer select properties device manager scroll to image devices expand right click to update driver in W7

http://download.cnet.com/2000-20_4.html
on the home page you should see a search tab just type in what you are looking for
IE: webcam name webcam driver you might have to try a few times to get it right
tick in either windows software or the all software box.


If you don't have or cant find the driver you will need to download one here rather doing a driver hunt which can take hours


http://download.cnet.com/slimdrivers-free/3000-18513_4-75279940.html

It might take some time being a freeware driver solution

Note: This will find all of your outdated drivers

This program will automatically search for and find the correct driver
you will have to update every driver individually once you update you might be asked whether you want to restart or make a system restore point.

Click no to both of these then continue updating each driver free then restart once all of the drivers have been updated.

Some webcams and programs require additional software, although that should be installed with the webcam if things are right.

But is does not harm to check if your Java, Flash and Quicktime software are installed and up to date.
But certainly check your DirectX software, since all video applications, including webcams, use DirectX for video processing.

Try downloading the latest DirectX version and install it (Windows XP: DirectX 9.0c - Windows Vista: DirectX 10).

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Which-version-of-DirectX-is-on-your-computer



Go to Facebook and log into your account.


Click the "Profile" tab.


Click the "Video" link in the "Status" menu.


Select the "Record a Video" option. For privacy reasons, Facebook requests permission to access your webcam and microphone.

Check the box next to "Allow" and click "Close."

You will appear in real time on the Facebook webcam window.


Position yourself in front of the webcam and click the red "Record" button to begin recording your new video. When you're finished, press the "Stop" button.


Click the "Play" button to view your video.

If you want to post it on your profile, add a brief message and click "Share."

If you're not satisfied with the outcome, press "Reset" and record a new video.


Video Message


Log into your Facebook account


Navigate through your friends list and select the friend you want to send a video message to on Facebook.


Click the "Send Message" link in the upper-right corner of your friend's page.


Click the "Video" icon in the attachments section at the bottom of the "New Message" window.


Check the box next to "Allow" to give Facebook permission to access your webcam and microphone, and then click "Close."


Press "Record" and record your new video message. Click "Stop" when you're finished recording. When you're finished recording, you can press "Play" to preview your video.


Hope this helps.

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I used my webcam once and now it shows only a black screen what can i do its an MSI U135


click start control panel view devices and printers you should see your webcam from there
if you are have trouble with your webcam

click start control panel administrative tools computer management device manager scroll down image devices you could see a yellow question mark?
right click to reinstall drivers or update driver xp

click start right click on computer select properties device manager scroll to image devices expand right click to update driver in W7


software if you dont have the driver you will need to download one here are a few you could try although i could not find one for windows 7


Some webcams and programs require additional software, although that should be installed with the webcam if things are right.

But is does not harm to check if your Java, Flash and Quicktime software are installed and up to date.
But certainly check your DirectX software, since all video applications, including webcams, use DirectX for video processing.

Try downloading the latest DirectX version and install it (Windows XP: DirectX 9.0c - Windows Vista: DirectX 10).
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Which-version-of-DirectX-is-on-your-computer


hope this helps

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It says my cam is connected but people say they can't see me


which messenger service are you using

click start control panel view devices and printers you should see your webcam from there

if you are have trouble with your webcam

click start control panel view devices and printers you should see your webcam
click start right click on my computer select properties then device manager scroll down image devices you could see a yellow question exclamation mark? ! or a red X
right click to reinstall drivers or update driver
W7

click start control panel view devices and printers you should see your webcam from there
if you are have trouble with your webcam

click start control panel administrive tools ,computer management ,device manager scroll down image devices you could see a yellow question/exclamation mark ? ! or a red X a new driver will need to be installed

right click to reinstall drivers or update driver
hope this helps

also during a video call at the top of your screen you will see an option to for a video call using yahoo messenger this might vary if you are using another messenger service
hope this helps

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The very first step is of course to check your webcam connection. Most webcams use the USB port to connect to the PC, so check if your USB cable is properly plugged. For build-in webcams this steps does of course not apply. Many new laptops have a build-in webcam. Also try connecting your webcam directly to your PC instead of through a USB hub (if you are using one).
The next thing is to do is to check your Windows Device Manager and see if the hardware is recognized and installed properly.
It might be that the hardware is recognized as a camera, but the right drivers are not installed. The yellow explanation mark will indicate a problem.
windows-xp-other-device.jpg If the device is not recognized in Windows XP, it will be listed under Other Devices.
windows-vista-device-error.jpg In either case you can try to update the drivers. Right-click the device, and in the popup menu select Update Driver Software. Then follow the instructions on screen, but make sure you allow Windows to search the web for updated drivers.
In case no driver for the webcam can be found, you can try a third party driver finding program that scans your PC for installed hardware and allows you to install missing drivers.
If this fails, the next step would be to uninstall the software that came with your webcam. Use the Add or Remove Programs feature in the Control Panel. If that does not work you can use a third party uninstaller.
After uninstalling the software, restart your PC and then reinstall the webcam software. In most cases this will solve the problems. Depending on the software, you might need to unplug your webcam during the software installation.
If the drivers and webcam software are correctly installed, and you still cannot see any video, there can be a problem with the program settings. Most chat and meeting software have a configuration option to select the video source for the webcam feature. If you have multiple devices that qualify for video, you might need to select your webcam device as the source for the webcam feature in that program.
Some webcams and programs require additional software, although that should be installed with the webcam if things are right. But is does not harm to check if your Java, Flash and Quicktime software are installed and up to date. But certainly check your DirectX software, since all video applications, including webcams, use DirectX for video processing. Try downloading the latest DirectX version and install it (Windows XP: DirectX 9.0c - Windows Vista: DirectX 10).
Lastly, if your webcam's image is not sharp, check to see if it has a focus ring. A blurry image can sometimes simply mean the webcam is not in focus. Adjusting the focus through the ring can solve that problem.
Other picture quality problems with webcams can be addressed by changing the video capture properties for the webcam. Most programs that can use a webcam will have an option to access the properties of the video source, which will bring up the video capture properties window.
video-capture-properties.jpg Do keep in mind that not all settings will be enabled depending on the webcam and the webcam driver installed on your computer. In the example you can see that some settings are disabled. The example shows the video capture properties for an Acer Crystal Eye webcam.
What else to try: download missing webcam drivers! If you are using your webcam for instant messaging with one of the popular chat programs, have a look at EatCam, which allows you to record your webcam chats from MSN, YM, ICQ, Skype, AIM and a few more!

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