USB v Webcam problem

  oldbeefer2 18:02 02 Jul 2009

Skype, Logitech Pro and XP. Had no problems until recently. Now, after computer boots up, Skype does not see the webcam. If I unplug and plug in again Skype sees it straight away. Any clues would be much appreciated.

  Technotiger 18:11 02 Jul 2009

You might need to to re-install your USB Ports. In Devices un-install All USB Ports then re-start your computer. On re-start the USB Ports will be re-installed refreshed.

  oldbeefer2 18:14 02 Jul 2009

Thanks technotiger.Ill try it and report back.

  oldbeefer2 18:43 02 Jul 2009

Decided to try as reinstall of the Logitech software first. Seems to have cured the problem - if it reoccurs will follow TTs suggestion.

  Technotiger 18:49 02 Jul 2009

Fine, I hope you have solved it permanently. Cheers.

  oldbeefer2 15:29 04 Jul 2009

...not quite sure how to follow TT's advice?

  Technotiger 16:12 04 Jul 2009

Right-click on My Computer then Properties>Hardware>Device Manager then click on the + sign by USB Controllers, then right-click on each item there and click on Uninstall.

Then do a normal re-start of your computer. The USB devices will then be re-installed by the System.

  oldbeefer2 10:02 05 Jul 2009

Thanks TT - tried that, but still the same. Had a look on the Skype forums, and it seems I'm not alone - others are reporting same snag with Version 4 and 4.1. Odd that it doesn't affect everyone. Gone back to 3.8 and all working as it should. Will have to wait for a fix from Skype!

  Technotiger 13:51 05 Jul 2009

OK, thanks for your feedback. I am using Skype V4.0.0.227 without problems. My cam is the Logitech Quickcam Pro9000.

  oldbeefer2 11:13 06 Jul 2009

That's odd - I have exactly the same! (except there is an update to 4.1 which I downloaded, but made no difference to this problem).

  Technotiger 12:04 06 Jul 2009

I have just yesterday updated Skype to V4.1.09.136 still without problems.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Best phone camera 2017

Stunning new film posters by Hattie Stewart, Joe Cruz & more

iPad Pro 10.5in (2017) review

28 astuces pour profiter au mieux de votre iPhone