Web Cam's not working..

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    Aug 09, 2011 2:25 AM GMT
    So before you all get excited and think I'm just trying to advertise myself on a webcam... I'm having problems getting it to work!

    It used to work perfectly fine, and then one day, I was trying to skype video chat and some random message popped up saying the cam couldn't work because my graphics were set too low.. I needed to change resolution to over 800x/600... my computer is set to 1600/900 so that's definitely not an issue.

    I've got a Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000. Like I said, worked fine until last week then for no apparent reason (I'm no tech nerd so I would definitely not be messing with system specs and settings knowingly!) Even the built in webcam doesn't work anymore because of the DPI (? wtf)... anyway, any suggestions or ideas would be splendid and I'd much appreciate it and I'll skype you to give you a big digital hug if you can help me fix it! Or maybe not, but I might...
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    Aug 09, 2011 2:32 AM GMT
    Jeandeau saidSo before you all get excited and think I'm just trying to advertise myself on a webcam... I'm having problems getting it to work!
    I hope you're talking about the webcam. icon_eek.gif
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    Aug 09, 2011 2:46 AM GMT
    It's probably an issue with Skype. I would suggest re-installing with the latest version. Or just ditch Skype all together. icon_lol.gif

    Or you can try lowering the resolution of your webcam. Maybe your computer and internet connection can't process the hefty HD video stream.
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    Aug 09, 2011 2:59 AM GMT
    Hmm, thanks for the ideas. I literally uninstalled and reinstalled every programme associated with the web cam. So I don't think that's it... and like I said it was fine with the settings before in the same location/internet etc..
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    Aug 12, 2011 10:18 AM GMT
    My webcam sometimes flubs up. I have to unplug it and replug it.

    Otherwise, the resolution the webcam is recording sounds like it needs looking into.
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    Aug 12, 2011 12:00 PM GMT
    Yeah - unplugging usually works. I try to use oovoo over Skype. Skype always gives me problems.
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    Aug 12, 2011 12:18 PM GMT
    Have you updated your graphics card drivers recently? Webcam drivers?

    What was the last thing you did on your computer before this problem started?

    Also, try http://www.testmycam.com/ to see if your camera's broken, or it's just Skype.

    Fast google search turned this up. Might be worth a shot: http://forum.skype.com/index.php?showtopic=784801