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Live cam constantly on

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by zorobabelin, Nov 15, 2011.

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  1. zorobabelin

    zorobabelin Thread Starter

    Nov 15, 2011
    Hello! I need help with my live camera on Dell Inspirion Laptop.
    The camera is constantly on and I cannot use it because another program use it?
    What should I do? Help please!
  2. ringowheelin


    Nov 17, 2011
    start by putting tape over the cam lens! ha ha. hmmmmmm. check task manager for running processes to see if you can recognize a program that could use the cam. (mssnger apps, skype, etc.) If and only if you recognize one, and are comfortable with this, end that process, this is risky if you dont know what your doing, it can cause instability etc. next ry uninstalling any programs you dont need/use that may be using the cam, use control panel, add remove programs to do so. finally, check your startup list to see what programs are auto starting, I cant explain how to do that, Id have to stumble through it so check elsewhere here or google it.
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