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I have Dell Inspiron 1420 and my webcam stopped working, what can I do to fix it?

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You are simply missing a driver, you should download it from the manufacturer website if you don't have the software for it!

for Example if the webcam is from Dell/Toshiba/Acer then visit Dell/Toshiba/Acer website...

First uninstall the older device drivers and then install the latest device drivers. You can also download the latest webcam drivers from the internet and install the new device drivers.

Now go to manufacture site & in the download option, select your model number.

After selecting the laptop model number from site, click on 'Software & Drivers Downloads'.

Now you need to choose your operating system & select the given updates & follow all instructions to download it.

After complete download, install supported driver for your laptop webcam. After install driver, reboot your laptop again and check that your webcam is working properly or not.

I hope it will fix your webcam not working issue if laptop is not facing any hardware issue.

Feel free to get technical assistance for troubleshoot Dell laptop at http://www.vtechsquad.com/dell-support/

Posted on Sep 26, 2012

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I have the same problem... using the webcam manager doesn't fix the problem. I noticed on another forum that someone suggested plugging in a USB device to 'kick start' the webcam. I tried that, but it didn't work for me. I had also tried uninstalling the driver, and then reinstalling it. That didn't work. And disabling the camera, then re-enabling it, that didn't work either.

I give up.

Posted on Jan 19, 2010

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HI,

You can manage your webcam if you have installed Dell Webcam Manager.


1. click on START
2. When the menu opens, highlight either All Programs or Programs.

3. Click the Dell Webcam folder, then click the Dell Webcam Manager icon to open it.

If it is not on your system, try to remove and reinstall the driver from manufacture website.

URL for Dell Inspiron 1420 Webcam Driver:

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&ServiceTag=&SystemID=INS_PNT_PM_1420&os=WLH&osl=en&catid=&impid=

Posted on Aug 01, 2009

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SOURCE: DELL INSPIRON 1420 WEBCAM IS BLACK???HOW DO I MAKE

first you have to be sure that the driver for it is installed and working ..and to do that its better to try the camera on a instant messaging program like msn or yahoo messenger ...just open the program and try to sent someone an invitation to view your webcam ...or make a video call...If the camera is ok and shows images it means the driver is ok...and you have no image on the AMcap ..(from the all programs ) cause the preview is not on ...look for the preview on the options on the image window..
Another way to see if the camera is on and working just ..go to my computer folder and try to open the camera from there ..near the drives...if it works it means the same like the other ..
If it doesn't work and is same black here ...right click on my computer ...choose properties than hardware ..and device manager ...Here look for the camera in the list and if it is not present click right on the computer and choose scan for hardware changes...This should make it visible even if it is in yellow ...which means the driver is missing ...and in this case you need to reinstall the driver for it ..and you will find teh driver Here
http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?os=WLH&catid=-1&dateid=-1&impid=-1&osl=EN&typeid=-1&formatid=-1&servicetag=&SystemID=INS_PNT_PM_1420&hidos=WW1&hidlang=en&TabIndex=&scanSupported=False&scanConsent=False
just select the operation system you have on the computer ,,and the camera driver will be on the input device category ...look for creative lab driver ..

Posted on Jun 29, 2010

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