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My built in webcam for some reason is disabled and has been since i`ve purchased my laptop. this results in me having to use a plug and play webcam but i`l like to know how to activate the default/built in one

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See if there is some kind of On / Off button in the laptop, if not, there should be pre installed software for the webcam.

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