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I can no longer use or even find my built in webcam, i used it just once on facebook and now everytime i try it says it is turned off or being used.

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Try opening up the camera application on your computer to see if it will come up, if not, right-click my computer - click manage - click device manager - click on cameras or imaging devices in list - right-click on the camera device and click on uninstall - then reboot computer - when you log back in Windows will find the device and want to install drivers for it - click through device install wizard to install automatically.

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Do you have any other Instant Messenger accounts? Look to see if another IM is loaded and has grabbed the webcam.

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