Why doesn’t Skype recognize my webcam?

Ben Hebblethwaite January 28, 2012
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My built-in webcam works fine but Skype doesn’t recognize it. Why could this be? I have an Acer Aspire 5520.

  1. Anonymous
    January 28, 2012 at 10:22 am

    make sure that your security tool allows skype and webcam

    test webcam
    http://www.sillywebcam.com/others/?demo=test-your-webcam

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    http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware/TX1000Z-webcam-no-longer-working/m-p/44178#M6396

    on device manager
    Universal Serial Bus Controllers > right click on my webcam > click update drivers > click update from or browse my computer > click Let me Pick from a List > then click on "USB Composite Device"

  2. FIDELIS
    January 28, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Hello, you could try troubleshooting steps mentioned in following post:

    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-troubleshoot-when-skype-has-no-video-windows/

  3. Chris Hoffman
    January 28, 2012 at 4:59 am

    Have you tried making sure it's enabled in Skype's options?

    Go to Tools->Options in Skype, then click Video Settings under General.

    If the webcam doesn't appear as an option here, even though it works elsewhere in Windows, I'm not sure what the problem could be.