I've been using this webcam with Skype irregularly for about three years. 2 or 3 months ago when I went to use it I found that when in Skype and with the webcam active the PC locks up. Only a power-switch-forced power down and boot would get the PC going. At that time I was using Skype V.188.8.131.52.
The webcam works fine with the Logitech control software and can see the picture, take snapshots, etc. Skype works fine voice only.
If I invoke the webcam in Skype, whether to set the video settings or in a call, within 5-10 seconds the PC locks up.
I've uninstalled and re-installed the webcam software, similarly with Skype. I've upgraded Skype to the latest version. All to no avail.
The webcam image seems to have developed a flickering most, but not all, of the time.
Could the webcam have failed and could such a fail have the affect of locking up the PC?
Any thoughts on the problem?