Why does my webcam keep stopping?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras, Webcams and Scanners' started by skaterdude_04, Oct 24, 2005.

  1. skaterdude_04

    skaterdude_04 New Member

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    When i use my webcam on msn messenger it keeps stopping for some reason. And when it stops it stops the whole of msn messenger. So i have to end the whole program and start again. Can any one help me? And also i dont know what webcam i've got either sorry.
    Dan
     
  2. shupola

    shupola New Member

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    what kind of internet connection do you have?
     
  3. skaterdude_04

    skaterdude_04 New Member

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    i dont really know that either either i know i've got broadband. is there a way i can found out what type of connection i've got?
     
  4. shupola

    shupola New Member

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    no i was just asking broadband or dial-up.

    i thought maybe you were getting some lag or something but you shouldnt be with broadband. do you have any problems surfing the web?
     
  5. skaterdude_04

    skaterdude_04 New Member

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    no thats fine i can do that no problem, it's fast enough.
    dan
     
  6. skaterdude_04

    skaterdude_04 New Member

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    oh yeh also my friend doesn't have broadband he has dial up, and he has got the same webcam as me and he has the same problems.
    dan
     
  7. shupola

    shupola New Member

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    ok, so your internet seems to be fine, so there is either a problem with your webcam or msn messanger. does msn work fine when you dont use your webcam?
     
  8. skaterdude_04

    skaterdude_04 New Member

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    yeh no problem.
     
  9. shupola

    shupola New Member

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    well i would say download drivers but since you dont know what kind of cam you have that is gonna be a problem. do you even know the brand??
     
  10. skaterdude_04

    skaterdude_04 New Member

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    well on the box it says viewcam, and it came two programs called smartcamera and pro cam.
     
  11. shupola

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  12. skaterdude_04

    skaterdude_04 New Member

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    actually i think it is just called pro cam.
     
  13. skaterdude_04

    skaterdude_04 New Member

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    no its not but tanx for looking i'll try and find it aswell.it is a basic circular cam with three legs.
     
  14. diduknowthat

    diduknowthat formerly liuliuboy

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    how much ram do you have? do you have alot of background programs running?
     
  15. Raditz

    Raditz New Member

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    try to find an update for that camera on google
     
  16. kevvsmith

    kevvsmith New Member

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    You have need a driver

    There is a possiblty that you may need a driver to use it on msn sum webcams do the speed is a big thing that course things but doesnt normali shut it down you have have a virus on the program. It might pay to uninstall msn and install it again hope this helps:)
     

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