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What's going on with my built in webcam

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by BriHar91, Jul 28, 2009.

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    ummm hello lol im a new member to this site and I hope someone can help me with my webcam issue. I recieved a Dell XPS One Desktop as a gift for christmas and just yesterday tried to turn on my built in webcam to video chat on AIM. When I confirmed the chat I could hear my partner and they could hear me but the only thing i could see was a black screen for the picture. I updated my AIM to the newest available software and had the same result. I then downloaded Skype to my computer and the sound and microphone test cleared but when i did the video test it recognized my built in webcam but when they asked me to do a snapshot it still was just the black screen. I have Windows Vista Home Premium and I don't know whether my webcam is turned off or if there is a hardware or software issue. PLEASE HELP!!!
     
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    oh yea when i read the manual they said a blue light should display behind the built in webcam but last night there was no light
     
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