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I am trying to set up skype, and am unable to turn my webcam on. I have a spartan labtop, but can't find anything about the webcam at the top.

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You need to go to skype settings and see if you webcam is used by skype. This is what you need to do:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. In the Tools menu, select Options.
  3. Under General, click Video settings.
  4. Select yopur webcam from the dropdown list.
  5. Video from your webcam should be displayed in the window.
Hope this helps!

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