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nessya

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anyone know why my built in webcam cudn work?

im using aspire 5580, been using it for a year, last week just upgrade to vista ultimate

the previous week my webcam works great, until last night, i just cant use it, and i dont know why.
it keeps saying that the camera is busy
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skype cannot access webcam, and so on

the indicator light also on although im not using the camera.

anyone have the same problem? any fix for this?

thanks bunch.
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Sounds like you need an updated driver for the webcam running on Vista or try reinstalling the software that came with webcam if it stated it was Vista compatible. If not available for Vista, may have to set it to run in Win XP compatible mode.
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but it's been working for about 10 days and just started to have this kind of problem since yesterday.

i've installed the driver already for vista, but still it just wont work properly.
=(

any recomendation?
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Might be a Skype problem. Try uninstalling Skype and reinstallinmg it, then run through the web cam set options.
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dear all, the problem is solved =)

i did some random test on skype components under "Tools" and somehow it starts to work again

thanks for ur infos. =)

rgds,
nessya
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You're welcome. Thought you would find the solution within Skype itself. Thanks for posting back. If you know the steps you used to solve the problem, please list them for the benefit of others who may have the same problem and are following this thread. Thank you.
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sure =)

this is the steps (which i've done):

open your skype
click tools
select "option"
under general tab (top left) click the "video settings' section
you should see the video setting or ur skype account

next, under "select webcam" choose which webcam u wud like to use
when u choose the webcam, u should be able to see pictures of you (or anything which captured by ur webcam while u set the settings), which shows that ur webcam is working

thats it!
dont forget to click on "save" button on the bottom left.

hope this wud help anyone having the same problem wif me.
=)

gd luck!
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Thank you for taking the time to post that. :)
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