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Skype cannot detect built-in webcam??

I have been working at this for the past 2 weeks. Skype used to work and would make video calls and now as of 2 weeks ago it cannot detect the built-in webcam. I have tried everything from uninstalling and reinstalling Skype, to dowloading the updated software from hp for the webcam. I have exhausted my limited computer and researching abilities. Does anyone know what this may be?? PLEASE HELP!

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kmlandry88
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I'm using the Singer XSeries laptop. While I was on a video call on skype, my laptop suddenly switched off due to some power interruptions. Then I restarted it within a five minutes and signed in to my skype and tried for a video call. But, it shows a message that skype can not detect my webcam. So I retarted again. Even though it still shows the error message. The bult in webcam of my laptop is Bison. Can anyone help me. Please its urgent

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yathavi078 wrote:

I'm using the Singer XSeries laptop. While I was on a video call on skype, my laptop suddenly switched off due to some power interruptions. Then I restarted it within a five minutes and signed in to my skype and tried for a video call. But, it shows a message that skype can not detect my webcam. So I retarted again. Even though it still shows the error message. The bult in webcam of my laptop is Bison. Can anyone help me. Please its urgent


Please see these suggestions: http://community.skype.com/t5/Garage/TheUberOverLord-Video-Issues-Checks/td-p/156710

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I have a HP ProBook 4530s Laptop and lately Skype stopped to detect the build-in HD Webcam.

The Device Manager recognizes the Webcam. I downloaded the latest ArcSoft drivers for the Webcam and the ArcSoft program recognizes the Webcam and I can take pictures with the Software. But when I start Skype it does not recognize the Webcam. In the Options dialogbox of Skype I get the message: Skype couldn't find a Webcam.

Please Help!!!

 

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Try to install the very latest Skype 6.5.0.158 version using this msi-installer:

 

http://download.skype.com/msi/SkypeSetup_6.5.0.158.msi

 

If this will still not help then try to uninstall the currently installed version and install the older 6.1.0.129 version using this msi-installer:

 

http://download.skype.com/msi/SkypeSetup_6.1.0.129.msi

 

After installing this version, make sure to disable the Automatic updates:

 

Tools -> Options -> Advanced -> Automatic updates ->Turn off automatic updates

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Thanks this correct my issue too. I reinstall the old version and I deactivated automatic update because my Dell integrated webcam Quanta Computer was not supported in the new version.
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We've done some changes to fix the issue with BisonCam NB Pro cameras. Can you please restart your latest Skype for Windows Desktop client (6.11) and see if now BisonCam Nb Pro works?

Thank you in advance

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