Fix a webcam that shows a black screen in Yahoo Messenger

Seeing a black screen where your webcam image should be? These 3 steps can help you fix it:

  1. Make sure the webcam lens is unobstructed, adjust the lighting if necessary, and then try accessing your webcam again.
  2. Check if your webcam is connected properly and can function independently. Use your webcam separately from Yahoo Messenger, making sure to use the software that came with the camera.
  3. The wrong device may be selected in Yahoo Messenger. Make sure Yahoo Messenger recognizes your webcam.

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