My webcam won't turn on???

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My webcam won't turn on???

I have the latest version of Skype on my MacBook Pro but the webcam is not working. It works for FaceTime and PhotoBooth but when I call on Skype and go to turn off the video block it just tells me that the video is turned off and I see the box where my picture is with a loading signal but it just stays that way. I can see the other person and hear them and they can hear me but they can't see me. I had used Omegle a few minutes before and the camera was working just fine. I could see them and they could see me but after a while my side went black so that they could still see me but I couldn't see me. I don't know if this has anything to do with it. Please help!

 

RDhillon21
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Hey i solved my own problem :happy: I made sure I downloaded the latest version of skype and got rid of the old one, then quit skype and shut down (not restarted) but shut down my whole computer properly for at least 10 seconds then started it back up. When I reopened skype and checked video in my preferences it worked :happy: I hope this helps you.

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RDhillon21
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I'm having the same exact problem aswell. I'm hoping for there to be a solution to this.

CMAN1377
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Someone please help every time I call someone a picture of the webcam comes on saying start webcam and i cant see them but they can hear me,they  are also getting the same start web cam

trini51
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checked web cam  and it works. But on call when click webcam icon get message not turned on!?

SanFrancisco
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Hey i solved my own problem :happy: I made sure I downloaded the latest version of skype and got rid of the old one, then quit skype and shut down (not restarted) but shut down my whole computer properly for at least 10 seconds then started it back up. When I reopened skype and checked video in my preferences it worked :happy: I hope this helps you.

RDhillon21
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i have changed over to skype from msn but carnt get the web cam to work any help please 

mags2013
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my webcam isnt working, l need help now please
nnekaogbu
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I have desktop computer and my webcam won't turn on.

Suddenly Skype stopped working and I got one of those notices saying there was a Skype problem and to send the details etc.

I Googled it all and somebody said to download the latest Shype verstion which I did and Skype started up again but the camera doesn't work. When I try to make a call I get a notice which says I don't appear to have a webcam!

 

And yet the cam light come on as Skype fires up.

 

I kind of hoped this was the kind of forum where they had Skype staff who would help but it seems a case here of the blind leading the blind!

 

Has anybody any ideas I might try> I'm a non-techie pensioner!

psiclops
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Just in case it helps my webcam has been working for many months with no problem.

It's a Microsoft HD webcame

My Skype version is 6.3.60.105.

I have Internet Explorer 8 - version 8.0.6001.18702

Thanks

psiclops
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Susan. Thanks for replying but I have been to that site which is about creating special effects. All I need is to get my webcam to work with Skype. How will this link help me please. I do hope this link is not just spam or I'll ber very disappointed.

psiclops
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