Technical help please!!!

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    Sep 24, 2011 5:34 AM GMT

    THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH, FOR YOUR INPUT; I'VE UNINSTALLED THE FECKER AND WILL LOOK INTO BUYING A NEW ONE WITH DISCS ETC.

    LOVE YOU GUYS!!!!
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    Sep 24, 2011 5:50 AM GMT
    So it's a webcam that feeds power from the USB cable?

    Let's say that I've had my trusty GPS for several years. Never had a problem. All of a sudden it switches to battery mode even though it is plugged in via the USB power adapter. Meaning the USB cable has failed without any reason or cause. I then fidget with the cable to determine where it failed. All of the sudden it is feeding power back into the GPS.

    Try using another USB cable.
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    Sep 24, 2011 6:48 AM GMT
    Start, Right click on Computer, select Properties, click on Device Manager.

    See if there's an unknown device on the list. There should be an exclamation mark. If yes, then it's a driver issue. Go to the Labtec website, download the correct driver, and install it.

    Or just return it and get a Logitech or Microsoft webcam. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 24, 2011 4:05 PM GMT
    Get a Mac.
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    Sep 24, 2011 4:09 PM GMT
    You could also try another USB port on your computer if it's older. They can go wonky after a while.
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    Sep 24, 2011 4:15 PM GMT
    mouillepoint saidjj1s2s.jpg

    Why the hell am I getting this, when the camera IS plugged into the damn computer and I've restarted twice!!! I spent 45 mins downloading this 161MB shit.

    What am I missing?

    Does this software have a setup assistant? Did the instructions tell you to keep the webcam unplugged until after you had installed the software, and begun the setup procedure? Perhaps you downloaded the software package, but it wasn't actually fully decompressed & installed. You seem to have gotten at least part of the program, but not a set-up window on the screen.

    Close the window above, and with the computer running, unplug and replug the webcam. Windows should detect a new device. And either Windows or the device's own software should launch an installation Wizard. Have you opened the Settings at the bottom bar in this view? You could also try Help and type "install."

    If a Wizard doesn't launch or it asks for drivers or other files that appear to be uninstalled, you may have either a hardware, cabling, or software problem. If you don't wanna hassle further, see if you can return it, maybe for a Logitech cam.
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    Sep 24, 2011 6:53 PM GMT
    Inostrankan saidGet a Mac.


    Yeah, your right. I had a laptop with a built in cam, but the fucking thing was stolen.
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    Sep 24, 2011 7:00 PM GMT
    mouillepoint said
    Inostrankan saidGet a Mac.


    Yeah, your right. I had a laptop with a built in cam, but the fucking thing was stolen.


    Besides blowing thousands of dollars on a computer that's behind the curve, there are other less expensive things you could try. If the software isn't detecting a usb connection, there could be two things wrong:

    1: Like another poster said, the usb cable you have is bad. A replacement would fix it in this case.

    2: The usb post on your computer or device could be bad. To see if the usb port on your computer is bad or not, simply connect another usb enabled device to the same port and see if your computer can detect it. If it can't, you know the problem. If it can, then the usb cord for the device you're using might be faulty or the usb port on the device itself could be faulty.

    There are actually quite a few things that could be wrong but, since I can't see it personally, these would be my top two.
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    Sep 24, 2011 7:05 PM GMT

    I have no idea if this is your problem but you could look into it... sometimes a device is not getting enough power from one USB port, and you may need something like this... it plugs one device into two ports, giving it a boost of power.

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    Google USB power boost cable.

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    Sep 24, 2011 7:06 PM GMT
    THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH, FOR YOUR INPUT; I'VE UNINSTALLED THE FECKER AND WILL LOOK INTO BUYING A NEW ONE WITH DISCS ETC.

    LOVE YOU GUYS!!!!
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    Sep 24, 2011 9:01 PM GMT
    mouillepoint said
    THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH, FOR YOUR INPUT; I'VE UNINSTALLED THE FECKER AND WILL LOOK INTO BUYING A NEW ONE WITH DISCS ETC.

    LOVE YOU GUYS!!!!


    We love you, too.