Dell forum

Resolved Question

Dell - Webcan Issue ???

by musicmad2000 / February 17, 2012 10:43 AM PST

Hi

I've got the Dell Vostro 1510 laptop and I'm trying to use the built in webcan but have no idea how to switch it on. I've been in to system preferences and everything but still no luck.

Can anyone suggest?

Thanks.

musicmad2000 has chosen the best answer to their question. View answer
Answer This Ask For Clarification
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Dell - Webcan Issue ???
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Dell - Webcan Issue ???
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Best Answer chosen by musicmad2000

Collapse -
I never found a way to switch it on.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 17, 2012 11:48 PM PST

However I have used APPLICATIONS or programs like Skype that use the web cam. But you are right, no "On" switch.
Bob

Collapse -
Skype - Webcam ??
by musicmad2000 / February 19, 2012 4:19 AM PST

Hi Bob

Do you mean when installing and using Skype it was then possible to use the webcam?

Come on guys a little more feedback on this if you will.

Thanks.

Collapse -
Sorry I can't know that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 19, 2012 11:32 AM PST
In reply to: Skype - Webcam ??

I do know that apps or applications may use the webcam feature but if the makers are not supporting you and you are not willing to try apps to see what happens PLEASE tell more.

I am encountering a new group of users over the last year. Some need a lot more hand holding and can't work with advice such as "try Skype."
Bob

Collapse -
Skype
by musicmad2000 / February 19, 2012 4:21 AM PST
Whats happning ?
Popular Forums
icon
Computer Help 49,613 discussions
icon
Computer Newbies 10,349 discussions
icon
Laptops 19,436 discussions
icon
Security 30,426 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 20,308 discussions
icon
Windows 10 360 discussions
icon
Phones 15,802 discussions
icon
Windows 7 7,351 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 14,641 discussions

Tech Tip

Stuck without Internet and want to watch movies?

CNET shows you how to download movies and TV shows onto your device using Amazon Prime so you'll always be entertained.