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Skype wont work for me

I made another post regarding people not recieving my messages, nor do I recieve messages from anyone else. I'll start from the beginning. Maybe I'll get an answer this time.

 

Yesterday, during a conversation with my friend on Skype, I started getting that spinning wheel next to the timestamp signalling the messages weren't going through. So I closed Skype on my PC (had to end process with task manager cuz the newest version of skype wont let me quit the program my left clicking the icon on the taskbar and selecting quit(cuz there is no quit option....)) anyways.... So I close skype on my PC and load it on my macbook. Once I signed in and opened the chat box of the person I was just having a conversation with, all the previous conversations I had (not on my macbook cuz i never use skype on my mac) started loading furiously while alerting me with the "youve recieved an IM" alert sound.  From here everything seemed fine. I was on my macbook and carrying on my conversation.

 

So a few moments later I closed skype on my macbook and tried using it on my PC again. Still, I was having the same problem(spinning wheel by the timestamp) and my friend confirmed he was not recieving any of my messages.

 

I made a new account and tested it by adding that same friend to my new skype account. I sent him a friend request, or whatever you call it, but he told me that I accepted HIS request. Anyways,,, I'm still having the same problem on the new account. Ive uninstalled skype on both machines, and tried previous versions of skype as well at the newest version. Still, nothing,.... and now skype wont work on my macbook either.

 

 

Are Skype servers bugged right now or something? And I thought past skype conversations were saved locally on my machine, not on skypes servers. Can someone explain this to me? 

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benithan000 wrote:

I made another post regarding people not recieving my messages, nor do I recieve messages from anyone else. I'll start from the beginning. Maybe I'll get an answer this time.

 

Yesterday, during a conversation with my friend on Skype, I started getting that spinning wheel next to the timestamp signalling the messages weren't going through. So I closed Skype on my PC (had to end process with task manager cuz the newest version of skype wont let me quit the program my left clicking the icon on the taskbar and selecting quit(cuz there is no quit option....)) anyways.... So I close skype on my PC and load it on my macbook. Once I signed in and opened the chat box of the person I was just having a conversation with, all the previous conversations I had (not on my macbook cuz i never use skype on my mac) started loading furiously while alerting me with the "youve recieved an IM" alert sound.  From here everything seemed fine. I was on my macbook and carrying on my conversation.

 

So a few moments later I closed skype on my macbook and tried using it on my PC again. Still, I was having the same problem(spinning wheel by the timestamp) and my friend confirmed he was not recieving any of my messages.

 

I made a new account and tested it by adding that same friend to my new skype account. I sent him a friend request, or whatever you call it, but he told me that I accepted HIS request. Anyways,,, I'm still having the same problem on the new account. Ive uninstalled skype on both machines, and tried previous versions of skype as well at the newest version. Still, nothing,.... and now skype wont work on my macbook either.

 

 

Are Skype servers bugged right now or something? And I thought past skype conversations were saved locally on my machine, not on skypes servers. Can someone explain this to me? 


Skype clients will sync for multi-chats/group chats from one system/device to another. There is no way to disable this.

 

For the PC:

 

Please follow these Steps:

 

1. Only do Step 1 if you are on WIN7:

 

Stop Skype.

 

Be sure that Compatibility Mode is not enabled (right-click on Skype shortcut icon/launcher and select Properties >> Compatibility) - for Windows 7 users only.

 

Try to launch Skype.

 

2. If Step 1 fails or you are NOT using WIN7 do:

 

Open an Internet Explorer browser, and go to https://login.skype.com/account/login-form?intcmp=sign-in&return_url=https%3A%2F%2Fsecure.skype.com%... , what happens?

 

If you see a message box that contains a connect button, please click on the connect button.

 

If the page fails to display, Please do the instructions below. Using your Windows Control Panel, please do:

 

Internet Options -> Advanced Tab Please click the "Reset" button.

 

Then, Go to the Connections Tab.

 

Make sure that the only checkbox checked is "Automatically detect settings", then click the "OK" button.

 

Close any open Internet Explorer browser windows, open a new IE browser window and try https://login.skype.com/account/login-form?intcmp=sign-in&return_url=https%3A%2F%2Fsecure.skype.com%... again. What happens? If it works, please stop/start Skype What happens?

 

3. If Step 2 does NOT solve the problem:

 

Please install the normal version using the instructions below:

 

You can install the Current release by clicking this link: http://download.skype.com/SkypeSetup.exe

Please do NOT remove what you already have installed, simply, install over.

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Step 1 didnt work.

 

Step 2 link lead me to my Skype account control panel.. is that some kind of joke to waste my time? lol

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can you answer this question..

How did my Skype go from sending/receiving messages to not being able to do anything? Without updating or changing the software or settings at all..
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benithan00 wrote:
can you answer this question..

How did my Skype go from sending/receiving messages to not being able to do anything? Without updating or changing the software or settings at all..


Please check the version you have now, was it updated?

 

A new version has just been released September 29th, 2011:


Please download/install this version from here, when prompted click the open or run button: http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-full-56

 

This new version is 5.6.0.105 to check what version you have, using the main Skype client window please do:

 

Help -> About Skype


Release Notes: http://blogs.skype.com/garage/2011/09/skype_56_for_windows_with_improved_screen_sharing_release_note...

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benithan00 wrote:

Step 1 didnt work.

 

Step 2 link lead me to my Skype account control panel.. is that some kind of joke to waste my time? lol



The newer Skype clients use IE ("Internet Explorer") internally. It is a test to see if IE is working properly, not a joke.

 

So....Even if IE is not your default browser, if IE is not currently setup properly, it can cause these kinds of issues.

 

I donate my time to help people here, if I waste ("their") time, I waste my time as well.

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benithan000 wrote:

I made another post regarding people not recieving my messages, nor do I recieve messages from anyone else. I'll start from the beginning. Maybe I'll get an answer this time.

 

Yesterday, during a conversation with my friend on Skype, I started getting that spinning wheel next to the timestamp signalling the messages weren't going through. So I closed Skype on my PC (had to end process with task manager cuz the newest version of skype wont let me quit the program my left clicking the icon on the taskbar and selecting quit(cuz there is no quit option....)) anyways.... So I close skype on my PC and load it on my macbook. Once I signed in and opened the chat box of the person I was just having a conversation with, all the previous conversations I had (not on my macbook cuz i never use skype on my mac) started loading furiously while alerting me with the "youve recieved an IM" alert sound.  From here everything seemed fine. I was on my macbook and carrying on my conversation.

 

So a few moments later I closed skype on my macbook and tried using it on my PC again. Still, I was having the same problem(spinning wheel by the timestamp) and my friend confirmed he was not recieving any of my messages.

 

I made a new account and tested it by adding that same friend to my new skype account. I sent him a friend request, or whatever you call it, but he told me that I accepted HIS request. Anyways,,, I'm still having the same problem on the new account. Ive uninstalled skype on both machines, and tried previous versions of skype as well at the newest version. Still, nothing,.... and now skype wont work on my macbook either.

 

 

Are Skype servers bugged right now or something? And I thought past skype conversations were saved locally on my machine, not on skypes servers. Can someone explain this to me? 


This is only regarding your problem with not being able to Quit Skype using the taskbar icon. Please see the last few posts in this thread:

 

community.skype.com/t5/Windows/No-quot-Quit-quot-option-in-Skype-5-5/m-p/196384#M19475

 

I don’t have any idea whether this can also have any effect on your other problems. Most likely not.

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ok i just updated to skype 5.6.0.105 and i still have the same problem.... let me put this in bold because your suggestions dont seem to be aimed at my problem

 

I cannot receive or send messages to ANYONE on my skype contacts list. When I send text, I get the spinning wheel by the timestamp and the message never gets delivered. I don't recieve messages but when someone on my contacts list goes offline/online it will indicate that.

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In step 2 of your suggestions, can you explain to me what that step has to do with being able to send and recieve messages?

 

The link you told me to launch that is supposed to have a "connect button" (screenshot of what im supposed to see?) loads fine but I don't see what you are talking about

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