How to Set Up EyeToy for Skype

Written by stephanie ellen
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The EyeToy is a digital camera for the Sony PlayStation 2. The camera uses gesture recognition to process images and allows PlayStation users to interact with games using motion instead of a controller. The EyeToy isn't intended as a webcam, so there aren't any official PC drivers for it. However, you can use your EyeToy as a webcam on your PC -- including for Skype video calls -- using unofficial drivers.

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Things you need

  • EyeToy
  • Skype
  • EyeToy drivers

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  1. 1

    Download the driver for your EyeToy from the Driver Guide website at The part number for the Eye Toy is either SLEH-0030 or SLEH-0031. However, they can both use the same driver.

  2. 2

    Plug the EyeToy into a USB port. The "Found New Hardware" installation wizard will pop up on your screen.

  3. 3

    Click the "Install from a list or specific location" radio button, then click "Next."

  4. 4

    Click the "Search for the best driver in these locations" radio button.

  5. 5

    Click the "Include this location in the search" check box, and click "Browse." Search on your computer for the file you downloaded in step one.

  6. 6

    Click "Next," then click "Continue Anyway."

  7. 7

    Click "OK," and click "Yes" to the Power Frequency Setting pop up window question.

  8. 8

    Click "Finish."

  9. 9

    Start Skype, then start a video chat. Click the person you want to talk to, and click the green "Video Call" button.

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