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Skype can't find my webcam all of a sudden

I haven't used skype in a month and just now my daughter called and she couldn't see or hear me.  It says it can't find my webcam.  I re-installed the webcam software and re-started my computer but still get same message.  Not sure why all of a sudden it won't work.  Help?  Thanks!

chocmaster
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Re: Skype can't find my webcam all of a sudden

Click on Help > About Skype.  What specific version of Skype does it show?

 

What version of Windows are you running?

 

What  type webcam?




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g4pilut
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I recently downloaded an update from Skype and now it can't find my webcam for video calls?

I am using Skype version 5.8.0.158, Windows XP and a Microsoft LifeCam Model 1393.

JKPalumbo
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I have the same issue - video conferencing used to work fin but now it can't find my webcam.

 

Skype version: 5.3.32.11

 

Windows 7

 

Lenovo 2.07

JWolfe
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I had the same problem. After searching a lot I found the cause: Skype is not supporting any longer some models of older PCs.

Solution? Read this skype support page:

https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA12252/why-can-t-i-make-video-calls-on-the-latest-version-of-skype...



Just intall the special version of Skype and your video camera will be working smoothly again.

Worked for me!
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