how do i turn on the webcam

got a dell inspiron and it hsa an inbuit webcam but i dk how to turn it on


iread somewhere about dell webcam manager but i can only find dell webcam center and it says the cam isnt plugged in

0 Kudos
3 Replies

Re: how do i turn on the webcam

What model Inspiron do you have, and what OS are you using?


You should've received the Webcam Manager software on a disc with the system?

But it's also available on the 'Drivers & Downloads page (link at the bottom of this page - under 'Support') for your system, on the Dell website.


The webcam should be listed under 'Scanners and Cameras' in Vista?

From experience, I've found that:   “Beauty is in the eye of the beer-holder”!!


XPS M1730:

Smoke Grey Magnesium Alloy Chassis - with White LED Backlights
17" UltraSharp WUXGA Widescreen TFT (1920 x 1200) with TrueLife
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T9300 @ 2.50GHz (800 MHz FSB, 4MB L2 cache)
4GB (2x 2GB) Patriot Signature PC2-5400 @ 667MHz
DUAL 512MB Nvidia 8800M GTX cards in SLi + 128MB Ageia PhysX
640GB SATA II (2x 320GB WD Scorpio Black 7200rpm)
8x Super-Multi DVD±RW
Creative X-Fi Notebook (ExpressCard) + Creative GigaWorks T40 Series II
Integrated 2MP Webcam
Dell Wireless 355 Bluetooth 2.0 Module
Intel Next-Gen Wireless-N Mini-Card
TV Tuner and Dell Travel Remote Control
4-in-1 Flash Card Reader (SSD/MMC/MS Pro/xD)

230W AC Adapter / 9-cell Lithium-Ion Battery

Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)

0 Kudos

Re: how do i turn on the webcam

I have a dell laptop inspiron 1720 and do not know how to turn on the webcam how do I turn it on?

0 Kudos

Re: how do i turn on the webcam

I have moved your other post to the Laptop forum.  This section is for Desktops.  Posting in the most applicable forum section helps to get problems resolved or resolved faster.

I am not a Dell Employee

Dell forum member since 2002

Dell Inspiron 15 - 5577 Laptop

Home Built Desktop PC with ASUS Z170, i7 6700K CPU

Windows 10 64 bit Pro and Windows 10 Insider Program Beta Versions. SSD drives.  Studio One 3 Recordng Studio Software.

Dell SE2717HR 27" Monitor


Member of Nashville based R.O.P.E.

0 Kudos