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Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000

My Microsoft life cam shows all black, If I make a video or take a picture I comes up in black. Why?

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  • Anonymous Aug 21, 2008

    Microsoft lifecam vx-3000 webcam cd lost.

  • Anonymous Aug 24, 2008

    The screen comes up black most of the time with no picture. I reboot several times before I can get it to work. I've tried all the "solutions" provided on the Microsoft website and none of them work. Whether or not the cam works seems to have no rhyme or reason behind it. If I can get it to work, I'll leave my computer on for weeks at a time so I don't lose it. We had a power outage recently and when my computer rebooted I was back to no picture again! I'm so frustrated! How do I fix it properly so it works all the time?

  • jksport Feb 04, 2009

    I have the same problem, only it never work, just in setup wizard. Tried a clean boot, install and reintalled several times. nada.

  • Ravel Lively
    Ravel Lively May 11, 2010

    Consider this possibility in the case of those that have the driver loaded properly. Could the USB cable from the camera to the computer be somehow defective allowing a part time connection sometimes and no connection most of the time. I'm wondering if the interface where the cam meets the computer has a truly good ( contact on contact ) connection. I am of course assming that the USB connector on the motherboard is a known good interface tested thorough using other USB devices, such as printers, mice, or any other USB device that could be used to test it. Get my drift?

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Normal 0 Probably has corrupt driver.
Try disconnecting the Camera from the USB port and reinstall the CD or Downloaded software program. When the program asks you to connect the camera to the USB port, do so and it should work.
Hope this helps. Bud

Posted on Feb 04, 2009

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