Is the webcam on my Dell 1520 Inspiron laptop on?

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How do I know if my built in webcam on my Dell 1520 Inspiron laptop is on?
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  • TheRealRaven
    There are multiple answers that depend on your hardware configuration and any installed software (including malware).

    First, what does your owner's manual say? If it says that you can check the "camera indicator", did you have a "camera indicator" installed?

    Next, does the camera work? If not, then you probably should have a qualified technician look at your laptop for service.

    If nothing in your owner's manual seems to help, then there's a very slim chance that malware of some kind is controlling your camera. (May be one-in-a-million chances.) In that case, you can't know if it's on or off unless you learn enough about programming at a device-driver level to out-smart the malware.

    You can review the Using and Troubleshooting the Dell Webcam and Dell Webcam Central Software page. Together with your owner's manual, that should be more than enough.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Hopefully you have installed necessary driver for the same according to OS version. If you have any doubt, go to device manager and check if there is driver called "Integrated Webcam" is listed. Now install any free webcam software like "yawcam" and when you run this software just sit in front of the screen and you can see yourself.
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