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    dell xps 15 web cam with skype issues

    Hi. I recieved my xps 15 a few days ago and I reinstalled windows 7 with my own disk to remove all the crapware from.dell. so anyways I left my laptop on all.night with video cam and Skype on and about 40mins later I notice the web cam.stopped working. No web cam light indicator pops on anymore andc it never turns on from skypes video settings or when I make a video call

    Any advice? Thanks in advance.

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    Re: dell xps 15 web cam with skype issues

    What does the hardware manager say ?
    Society's to blame,
    Or possibly Atari.

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    Re: dell xps 15 web cam with skype issues

    nothing. no unkown device errors. like i said. it was working fine before

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    Re: dell xps 15 web cam with skype issues

    Does the camera appear as one of the listed devices ?
    Society's to blame,
    Or possibly Atari.

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    Re: dell xps 15 web cam with skype issues

    i need to double check in device manager but in skype it is listed

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    Re: dell xps 15 web cam with skype issues

    Have you tried turning it off and on again?

    Power off, battery out, leave for few minutes, retry?

    Or did you manage to hit a FN+Key combo to disable it?

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    Re: dell xps 15 web cam with skype issues

    umm this is weird. came back to the hotel. turned on my laptop. tried skype and my web cam works!! strange

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