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How Can I Turn On My Webcam?

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i want to know how to turn on my dell inspiron 3520 built in webcam and does it have a built in microphone?and i curious can someone spying you without you knowing and the light on? i do research on google, and somebody tell that can be happen,is that true?what the color of my webcam light? 

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Re: How Can I Turn On My Webcam?

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Hi Carmen95,

If you system was shipped Windows 8, you can access the 'Camera' app from the start screen. In case you are not able to see the 'Camera' app on the start screen, you can download it from 'Windows Store Apps'.

  • From the Start screen, click the 'Camera' tile to open the app
  • If the app asks to use your camera and microphone, choose 'Allow'
  • Adjust the settings, if desired
  • To snap a photo, click anywhere on the screen
  • The camera app saves all your snapped photos and videos in a folder called 'Camera Roll' in your Pictures library

If you system came with Windows 7, you can click on the Start menu -> Type Dell Webcam Central to access the webcam application. This system is shipped with a microphone.

Hope this information helps.

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Appu S
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carmen95
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my computer is running windows 8,there indeed have a camera app,but i not be able to use it,the app show an error massage 'this app needs permission to use your camera,you can change this in the app's settings' where is the app setting and how to enable webcam?

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Hi Carmen95,

Thank you for the response. To provide permission to the Camera app, open the Camera app -> then click Settings on the charm bar -> click Permissions -> change the permission to On. You may watch the video for more information.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=eotPjGhW1J8

Please reply if you have any questions.

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Appu S
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carmen95
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thank bro,but i have a problem doesn't matter with my webcam,can you answer me if you don't mind?something wired happen to my windows media player,it will stop for a sec while i open new website in internet,i usually left it playing video to listen music and keep on repeat the same video,is repeat video cause problem?

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Hi Carmen95,

Thank you for the response. It could happen due to many possible reasons; would like more clarity on the issue. Please share the following details.

*May I know the browser you are using? Try opening the website with an alternate browser to see if that helps.
*Do you face this issue only with Windows Media Player? Try using a different media player (if available) and share the results.
*Does the issue duplicate itself with any other applications (when started)?

Please reply if you have any questions.

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Appu S
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carmen95
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i usually use Mozilla Firefox,but i have Google chrome,IE,comodo gradon installed,i try to using another web browser but still remain the same problem.i wish to have another media player but i didn't,and forget to mention there appear a popping sound when i open a new tab while using internet.thank you for helping.

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Hi Carmen95,

Thank you for the response. It might be a software issue. I would suggest you to create a new user account and check if the issue persists. Please refer to the link on How to Create a user account bit.ly/10h7xsr

Please reply if you have any questions.

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Appu S
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i have del inpiron 3520 with windows 7. inbuilt camera is not working

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Hello Marud.Rana,

I would like to suggest few steps which might help us in fixing the issue. Please try the following steps:

  1. Check if the Webcam is detected in Device Manager. Open the Start Menu, type “device manager” in the search box and press <Enter>. Expand the tab for Imaging Devices and check if the webcam is detected. 
  2. Run the Dell PC Diagnostics for Webcam. This would check the functionality of the webcam.
  3. The system comes installed with the Dell Webcam Central software suite. Uninstalling and re-installing of the software can be tried. Please follow the article to Uninstall and Re-install the Webcam Central Software.

Please try the steps and write back with results, would be glad to assist further.

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Allan D
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