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Cant get it to work with yahoo messenger

Ok i install everyhting that was on the cd included with the cam but i cant get it to veiw me i click the webcam thingy on the yahoo messenger and it doesntdo anything can you help me plz

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  • gustavo_dur Aug 15, 2008

    The download went fine, the computer shows the program is installed, the camera is connected to the USB, yet, the computer won't recognize the camera.

  • akacardoza Oct 25, 2008

    i installed my cam and no i dont no how to link up with my cousin in jamaica and i cant hear nothing when i make a video





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Normal 0 See section C. Windows Live Messenger in the info below to setup the Audio & Video.
Also send this to your family and friends so they have their computer setup properly.
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.
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