webcam help

  snoopygirl 21:34 30 Sep 07

my webcam was working allright now its not can any one please help thanks

  Technotiger 21:42 30 Sep 07

Assuming XP and a USB webcam, how do you normally use it, is it in something like Skype for instance?

  snoopygirl 21:46 30 Sep 07

i not sure how do i know thanks

  Technotiger 21:56 30 Sep 07

Am I correct in assuming you are using Windows XP and that it is a USB webcam?

Normally webcams are used for video-chats which is what Skype is, among other things. Or you may be using Windows Messenger?

  snoopygirl 23:07 30 Sep 07

xp and usb webcam i am using windows messager thanks technotiger

  Technotiger 07:42 01 Oct 07

Try the simple solution first, try the webcam in a different USB port.

What happens when you run the webcam/audio check in Messenger, I don't use messenger but I think you will find it in Tools and possibly Options.

Your problem might not even be the webcam, it could be something to do with Messenger. I think the latest version is called Windows Live Messenger, is your up-to-date?

  snoopygirl 11:33 02 Oct 07

mine is windows live messager i have put it in a different usb and its fine work ok now thanks for your help

  Technotiger 15:47 02 Oct 07

Ok, I'm glad it was that simple. Thanks for the feedback.

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