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Q: Dell xps m1210 and webcam

I re-installed Windows on my Dell xps m1210. I used the provided drivers and utilities CD to install the drivers and applications. However, the in-built webcam doesn't work.

It doesn't show up in the device manager as an installed working device or an unidentified hardware that drivers need to be installed for. It doesn't show up in the control panel or anything.

I tried to launch a video call using skype but it said, no webcam detected. The webcam was working fine until I did the re-install. Also, I've used the OEM windows cd that came with the laptop.

Can anyone please help.

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Preferred Solution: Dell xps m1210 and webcam

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Dell xps m1210 and webcam

Try installing this driver for the camera

Then install this driver for the camera software

You'll click the download button on each page, then choose Download through your Browser.

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I have a problem I need to bypass the Dell BIOS Admin Password. My Service Tag # is BCVWQB1 or is there a master password for it ? any help please thanks.
 

A:Dell XPS M1210

What is the service code? Does the asset tag have an extension (BCVWB1-xxxx)?
 

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Vista, Intel Centino duo

I press the power button and it does nothing except turn the blue power button and green lights on. It does not start up at all. Its the same with the Media Direct button.

First, it had blue lines down the screen a couple weeks ago. That seemed to be solved by the F12 hardware assessment. When we got it to boot up again, we ran a full virus scan and found nothing. We did a really in-depth hardware scan and found no problems. Later it would freeze and then go to Blue then red then green then white screens at start up. Today it kept freezing on the welcome screen and once on a white screen. It started once in safe mode but that's all. Now it won't do anything.

I'd greatly appreciate any help/advice. Thank you! Sorry if this is the wrong forum to post to.
 

A:Dell XPS M1210

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I have a Dell xps M1210. I know little to nothing about computer hardware. My laptop crashed sometime ago. It was reformatted and everything to the best of my knowledge was re-installed. I am running Windows XP Pro.
My laptop appears to get on the wireles network at my office. I sent my laptop home with one of my guys... and after some tinkiering he says he could get on at his place. I bring my laptop home and the same thing occurs, my laptop sees our network here at home, tries to connect but is "unable to connect". The wireless is intel(R)Proset...? Generally when somebody tries to access my home network I get an intruder alert. My network has shown no warnings about my laptop trying to connect to it. We've used Home Network Magic previously ( came as a free trial on my XPS when I purchased it). My wireless router is a d-link extreme.
My home network is accessed by my wife's Mac.
I hope there is something really elementary as far as a solution for my situation. When it comes to computer I am a total caveman.
Thanks... If I'm in the wrong area for this kind of question, apologies, hopefully I can get pointes in the right direction.
 

A:my dell xps M1210

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I have a Dell XPS M1210 running Win 7 Professional. Did a clean install on a brand new hard disk from a self-burned DVD (from the MS Student Discount program).

Some specs: C2D T7200 2.0G, 4GB DDR2, NVIDIA 7400, WD3200BEKT, A08 BIOS

Ever since the install (back in January), the laptop can only sleep/wake once. The laptop experienced no issues when running XP/Vista.

Boot -> Login -> Sleep -> Wake -> Sleep -> Hang -> BSOD (sometimes)

This problem is reproducible 100% of the time. I checked the system log between sleep attempts. Windows always logs the same error that reads:

"The platform firmware has corrupted memory across the previous system power transition. Please check for updated firmware for your system." The error cites the HAL as its source. The first and last corrupted page is always 63. Subsequent attempts to put the laptop to sleep cause the system to hang. Only the screen/wifi turn off - the rest of the computer is powered. The only way out is to press and hold the power button.

Microsoft does have a paper detailing the issue, and suggests updating the BIOS. However, the most recent version of the firmware for my system is already installed. I have tried updating stock Windows drivers with those from the manufacturer (ie Dell, Intel Chipset), but that did not help. Device manager shows no hardware conflicts/problems.

Are there any other XPS M1210 owners experiencing the same problem, or is this an isolated incident?

A:Dell XPS M1210 can't sleep more than once

Personally I don't recommend using sleep functions in Windows. While it may work wonders in Unix based systems, it's not quite as refined in DOS based systems. It frequently hangs, disrupts processes and causes BSODs. Just shut down your computer when not in use, if you have a decent system it should take no more than ~60 seconds to boot.

Some feedback from XPS users:
http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=133613
http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=79219

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When i start the computer it powers up for about 5 seconds. There is no screen activity at all. Or any noise.

The only LED which lights up is the green power light at the top right of the laptop.

When i do the error function test. It gives me 3 solid green indicators LED lights. Which i cannot decipher. 3 blinking lights mean a new mobo, but it has just been replaced.

Any insight into my plight would be greatly appreciated.

Josh
 

A:Dell XPS M1210 Won't Power Up

Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor T7600 (2.33GHz 4MB Cache)
Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945 Dual Band 802.11a/g 54Mbps Wireless Mini Card
4096MB (2 X 2048MB) 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM Lenovo
120GB SATA Hard Drive
Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945 Dual Band 802.11a/g 54Mbps Wireless Mini Card
Dell(TM) Wireless 355 Bluetooth Module

Do you need any other information?
 

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hello
My Dell laptop is locked I need a master password. XPS M1210 My system # 7X5GHB1-595B . Could anyone help me to bypass the Bios password. I'm only getting a grey screen that said that I need a admin password. thank you.
 

A:Dell Laptop XPS M1210

This belongs in the "Mobile Computing" forum
 

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My daughter has a Dell XPS M1210 laptop running Windows XP Media Center Edition. She got fooled by PSGuard and thought she was downloading antispyware software after a warning came on her screen. She ended up with the TrojanDownloder.xs and the SmitFraud problem. With a lot of assistance from techs on this site (thank you, thank you....). I was able to fix all the problems. At least that is what I thought.

Recently she tried to burn a audio CD. The CD drive reads CD's and DVD's but won't allow her to record. The drive had worked in the past. Is there a chance there is still a registry problem here that is preventing the drive from recording? She has reloaded the software from Dell. She uses Itunes, Windows Media Center, Nero, which in the past has allowed her to record. All worked in the past.

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Solved: Can't record CD's on a Dell XPS M1210

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Hi all!

I have a Dell XPS M1210. It was running Windows XP Professional. It was running quite slowly, so I reformatted and installed Windows XP Media Center Edition. Even when I was just first installing drivers (that I loaded onto my flash drive from a safe, virus-free, and malware-free desktop with internet access) onto this M1210, it was taking 10-11 minutes to just log off.

I have the "welcome screen" turned off, so it says "Logging off..." for about 10-11 minutes (when I didn't have the "welcome screen" turned off, it was just a blank screen [my wallpaper, but no taskbar or icons]). Then, as soon as that's finished, it takes ~10 seconds to actually shut down.

It's not hanging during that ten or so minutes, as when I press the caps lock button, the light turns on.

When I run it in Selective Startup Mode, even with all of the start up options checked off, it logs off quickly and shuts down quickly. When put back into Normal Startup Mode, it goes right back to taking forever to just log off.

Something curious - in my System Information, the OS is listed as Windows XP Professional. However, the log off window says it's Windows XP Media Center Edition. When I was using the Windows XP Media Center Edition CD from Dell to install it onto the M1210, it said it was installing Windows XP Professional, but I thought nothing of it. Is this a mere coincidence?

I installed the drivers that I got directly from Dell's site. Th... Read more

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Hi,

My built-in camera as well as the mic doesnt work in my Dell XPS M1210. I tried to find information elsewhere on the net but was unable to fix the problem.

The camera used to work when I had bought but now vista doesnt seems to recognize it. And I never tested the internal microphone.

Do anyone know the solution for the problems?

>> manjunath
 

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I just remembered to update my system specs for the extra info about my laptop, and I figured I might as well announce the good news for any poor wanderer searching for such info. A few months ago, I installed Win 7 32-bit on my Dell XPS M1210 ultra-portable laptop, and everything has been wonderful!

The laptop itself is from 2006, but at the time I maxed out the specs, and have since taken the best care of it, so it's running perfectly. I'm pretty sure 7 is even faster on it than XP ever was. All of the drivers automatically installed immediately while the OS was installing itself. The only thing I had to install myself was my Synaptics touchpad, so I could turn off tap-to-click, which otherwise was working as a normal default touchpad should. The system also bugged me about installing a driver for my SD memory card reader, but it actually worked even without it. What really surprised me is that my nVidia GeForce Go 7400 was able to do dual-screen without any further configuration! I still haven't installed the extra tools for it, but as I have a behemoth desktop with 2 screens, I do that work here, and the dual screen on the laptop is only used anymore for watching movies on the TV. Since I've figured out HomeGroup, I usually stream movies from my desktop in the bedroom to the laptop plugged into the TV in the living room. Not a single issue. All in all, 7 on this laptop is awesome!

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A:Report for Win 7 Pro x86 on Dell XPS M1210 Laptop

Thanks for the success story!

Your story is especially heartening since it's still not fully sunk in that Win7 is driver-complete in the installer and via optional Updates with few exceptions. Many still following XPired methods think they have to change out all their drivers like chipset and run into problems. Win7 is the authority on its own drivers.

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I couln,t find the 24C chip on the Dell XPS M1210 can someone help me so I can use the shorting Method. Help to locate the chip please or anybody knows the password for this laptop XPS M1210
Tag# 7X5GH1-595B
 

A:ADMIN PASSWORD on Dell XPS M1210

read: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic86309.html
 

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So. The primary power button is non-responsive.

The media direct button works after you hold it for a few seconds.

It also loads into media direct if you put the battery back into the laptop automatically without touching any buttons.

It sometime spontaneously starts into media direct when the screen in closed and turned off.

I cannot gain access to the windows environment or bios, or access the boot Cd's because it won't turn on via the main power button.
 

A:Dell XPS M1210 - Only boots into media direct

Also the first few restarts after the re-install were flawless.

I've just put in another hdd from a m1210 and the main power button won't work either, but it loads into windows, perhaps media direct was't installed on this hdd.
 

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I'm trying to pair my computer's bluetooth with my phone. Is there a way to find out what is the passkey code for the Dell XPS M1210? Or does anyone have it?
 

A:Bluetooth passkey code for Dell XPS M1210

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I have two pci-e cards for my wwan, neither are recognised or detected. It says they there isn't a cellular device installed when going through the bios.

I have the A08 version bios.

Any other information that may help?

I have the antennas for the device.

UPDATE: It was recognized after a few restarts.
 

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Of the 5 antenna wires for the WWAN and WLAN, what is the gray antenna wire for?

The white & black wires are for the WLAN.

The white/gray & black/gray are for the wwan.

What is the solid gray antenna wire for?
 

A:Solved: DELL XPS M1210 Gray Antenna wire

A third WLAN antenna?

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/xpsM1210/en/SM/cards.htm#wp1018337

NOTE: Your WLAN card may have two or three antenna connectors, depending on the type of card you ordered. If your computer has a gray antenna cable, attach it to the connector with the gray triangle, if one is available on your card.Click to expand...
 

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Video Controller (VGA Compatible) [UNKNOWN DEVICE]
Chip: Intel 945GM/GU Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller 1
Detail
PnpID
VEN_8086&DEV_27A2&SUBSYS_01D71028&REV_03
Vendor

Device
Video Controller (VGA Compatible)
Chip Vendor
Intel
Chip
945GM/GU Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller 1
Video Controller [UNKNOWN DEVICE]
Chip: Intel 945GM/GU Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller 2
Detail
PnpID
VEN_8086&DEV_27A6&SUBSYS_01D71028&REV_03
Vendor

Device
Video Controller
Chip Vendor
Intel
Chip
945GM/GU Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller
 

A:Please Help! I can not find my video controller(VGA compatible) for my Dell XPS m1210

I reinstalled my windows xp and my drivers are gone i need video controller(VGA compatible) and Video controller. Any link would be appreciated except the dell website it didnt seem to help : (
 

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Hi the screen was working fine last night when battery ran out plugged in charger then switched back on and the screen didn't come on properly just goes grey with a grid of black spots showing on it... help please have only had this screen in for 2 months. Any suggestions? I have opened it and checked evrything is still connected properly. I am running windows 7
 

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Hi,

I've had a Dell XPS M1210 for about 15 months. I am running Vista Ultimate on it, now with SP1, before the RC1. Several times, I've had problems with files getting corrupt (about every month), which have made program being non-working. I also have problems with the wireless networking, but that's another problem...

I fixed the files with chkdsk and that sometimes solved it. I can't remember all files, but it has been the login, photoshop, office, logitech cam e.g. I couldn't even start up the computer without getting the message - file corrupt, run chkdsk several times. Luckily, the RC1 solved everything. Unfortunately, I had to uninstall it to install SP1 and that time everything crashed.

Now I have used the Dell restore to get the computer running (in April). Everything worked fine, but now I have gotten the files corrupt messages twice. Chkdsk has fixed it, everything seems to work ok. But I think it is only a matter of time before there will be more problems. Running the sfc/scannow shows there are some corrupt windows files...

Anyway, I called Dell about this and they recommend me doing a clean install from CDs instead of their image on my computer. I doubt that this will work. The only thing is that this will take an enormous amount of time (since I have to install Adobe CS3, Office, etc), even though they claim it is quick. Their support is pure BS, IMO.

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A:Multiple corrupt files occuring on Dell XPS M1210

hi lofling, and welcome!

have these errors always happened or did it work ok for a while?

sometimes mail order computers get shaken up in transit - I would open the case and make sure all the connections are tight, especially around hard drive.

But hard-drives do fail, and Dell use cheap ones. You may have had a head crash, in which case particles are floating around and the problems will get worse. Does the bad block count increase each time you run check disk?

I would not waste any more time reinstalling on this hard drive.

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I have this dell xps m1210 tha i been working on for the last 13hrs
This is what is doing when i start her up it works fined for the first 2 to 5 minutes and sometimes maybe even 10 minutes but then the screen goes black but i can still see the desktop but then it gets real black to the point were i cant see it anymore and when i plugged her up to my external monitor it works fined no problems at all . And when i unplugged her from the external monitor and press the fn key and the other button to switch the screen back to the dell the screen comes back to life it works again but only for about 2 to 5 minutes and then it gets real dimm again but i can still see the desktop.
I took her apart and everything looks good the cables tha go from the monitor to the motherboard look fined no damaged there the motherboard looks fined too and everything else is connected were it should be.

I think its the the backlight are the inverter but i dont no for sure so i rather just replaced the whole screen plus it looks alot easier to do?

Thanks for your help in advance
 

A:dell xps m1210 the screen gets real dimm after 2/5 minutes after starup.

Ok so after running a diagnostics test i got this back
Error code 5300:0d25
msg unable to detect inverter lamp status

So my question is how hard is it to replaced a inverter i can take a latop apart and put her back togeather with no problem. But i had never taking a part a lcd screen

Thanks for any recomendations in advance
 

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Hi all. A friend of mine dropped a small dell XPS 1210 into my lap. The laptop is really nice in that it is very tiny, but it seems to have a wierd display problem. I originally attributed it to a worn inverter card, but I am not sure. Anyway, the laptop will boot and before Windows XP can finish starting, the display will go dark. YOu can still see the icons and the system will function normally, but the backlighting is dead.

However, when you hook the unit up to S-Video output, the screen's backlighting will work normally, and it will also output a display onto the TV. When you plug the laptop into the charging receptical, the screen will go dim, but once again, hooking it to a television will revive the display.

Anyone ever heard of this? This is really wierd.
 

A:Dell XPS M1210 display problems (i think inverter card related)

You are correct - the backlight power supply has failed.
 

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this wass also a reply to another thread posted by romeshomey, link bellow:
en.community.dell.com/.../19989564
---------My laptop model is Inspiron 17R 5720 and Im having the exact same problem after the Microsoft Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607: August 31, 2016 - KB3176938, done Sep 4th. I was also already running Win10 and it didnt mess with Webcam Central - till yesterday when I gave the reboot necessary to install the update files.Pan/Zoom/Position Arrows show as available to be used but if you try to use then, nothing happens and back to full zoom. Only thing it allows me to do is to change to Face Tracking.I called Dell Suport Center and for about 2 hours I ran diagnostics and tried possible solutions with the tech assistant but he wasnt very helpfull at all. All diagnostics came back with positive/OK/passed results and they offered me a paid support to fix the problem. Not exactly a good solution, is it?It was clear though MS updates messed up with the webcam driver - I checked myself at Devices/Imaging there was an update for the driver done exactly when MS updates were done. Unfortunatelly, the rollback option wasnt available. For that matter, I decided to uninstall the whole Windows KB3176938 and CAPICOM (what ever that is) updates done using Control Panel/Updates but no-go. Next step was to google for that problem which leaded me to other Dell Forum threads pointing to reinstall Webcam Central which also didnt work at all then I bumped into your threa... Read more

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I've owned this laptop for quite a while and had been using Webcam Central to control the Integrated Webcam on my Alienware M17x R4.   I never had any issues using Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or even Windows 10 until my system updated on 8/20/2016 with a scheduled Windows 10 update.
After the windows 10 update my system restarted and the next time I went to use my webcam I noticed that I couldn't control the pan / zoom / or tilt or alter any of the settings in webcam central.  If I attempt to change anything it automatically changes back instantly.  For example of I move the slider to zoom, or attempt to change the pan, it auto goes back to where it was and will not allow me to change the settings.
I also notice that my mouse pointer flickers over the webcam central GUI, meaning, there seems to be some issue with the GUI after the windows 10 update, I assume is also whats causing the settings not to be changed.
I have tried uninstalling both the drivers and software and reinstalling to no avail, same problem is present after reinstallation of both drivers and the webcam central software.
Wondering if anyone else has run into this and whether there was some type of resolution.
I was able to get the pan / zoom / tilt working with 3rd party webcam software, however I would prefer to go back to using webcam central.

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Dell Precision M6400 Win7 64 bit Dell Webcam Central Software.
Long story short, just purchased a M6400, upgraded after purchase with SSD, clean install. Cant Find Win7 64 bit Dell Webcam Central Software.
Please help, no I cant go in to my account and download due to my laptop transfer has not yet cleared.
Webcam is recognized in windows configuration, but not in dell. Already removed win software, but I have no way or nothing to replace with.
 
PLEASE Help  

A:Dell Precision M6400 Win7 64 bit Dell Webcam Central Software Missing

Hi hdpartman,
If the webcam is not working, I recommend uninstalling and reinstalling the webcam drivers.
To uninstall the Dell webcam central software, perform the following steps:

Click Start.
Click Control Panel.
Using the drop-down menu next to View by: in the upper-right corner, select Large Icons.
Click Programs and Features.
Click Dell Webcam Central.
Click Uninstall.
Confirm the uninstall process by clicking OK.
Once uninstalled restart the computer.

I have provided a link below to reinstall the webcam drivers.
http://dell.to/YZkDs3
Awaiting your response!

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TO USERS OF DELL LAPTIOS WITH DELL WEBCAM CENTRAL SOFTWARE:
IF YOU ARE HAVING PROBLEMS WITH THIS SOFTWARE, PLEASE REPLY TO THIS POST WITH YOUR COMPUTER MODEL AND THE VERSION OF THE SOFTWARE THAT IS INSTALLED ON IT.
DELL IF YOU ARE READING THIS FORUM, YOU KNOW ABOUT THE NUMEROUS PROBLEMS YOUR USERS ARE HAVING WITH DELL WEBCAM CENTRAL, WHICH ARE BEING REPORTED IN THE DELL LAPTOP VIDEO FORUM AND ON NOTEBOOKREVIEW.
THE PROBLEMS ARE THE FOLLOWING:

FOR MANY USERS, THE SOFTWARE DOESN'T WORK OR DOESN'T WORK RELIABLY.
ON VERSION 1.40.28, 1.40.38, 1.40.42, 1.40.52, WHICH COMES ON THE M4600, THERE IS AN ANTI-MOTION BLUR SETTING, WHICH IF ENABLED, BREAKS THE WEBCAM COMPLETELY. THE SETTING CANNOT BE CLEARED BECAUSE IT DISAPPEARS! EVEN DEINSTALLING THE SOFTWARE DOES NOT CLEAR THE SETTING.
THERE IS NOWHERE TO DOWNLOAD VERSION 1.40.28, 1.40.38, 1.40.42, 1.40.52 OF THE SOFTWARE ON THE DELL WEBSITE.
THE SOFTWARE IS NOT AVAILABLE IN "MY DELL DOWNLOADS", EVEN THOUGH IT WAS INSTALLED BY THE FACTORY.
THE SOFTWARE IS NOT AVAILABLE IN DRIVERS AND DOWNLOADS.
THERE IS ANOTHER VERSION OF THE SOFTWARE (1.40.05, 1.40.35) WHICH IS AVAILABLE (IF YOU KNOW WHERE TO LOOK FOR IT), BUT IT IS NOT COMPATIBLE WITH THE WEBCAM ON THE M4600. DELL TECHNICAL SUPPORT INSTALLED THIS VERSION ON MY M4600. IT DOES NOT WORK, BUT I COULD NOT COMPLETELY DEINSTALL IT.
THE DEINSTALLATION UTILITIES FOR THE SOFTWARE DO NOT WORK PROPERLY, LEAVING BEHIND REGISTRY ENTRIES, AND FILES IN C:\Program Files (... Read more

A:OPEN CALL TO DELL TO SUPPORT DELL WEBCAM CENTRAL

My computer is a Dell Latitude E6520, with Windows 7 Professional 64-bit edition. I couldn't agree more with the above statement - Dell's "support" (and I use the term loosely here) is practically non-existent.

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Hi, 
My Inspiron 15 5000 has not come with Dell Webcam Central pre-installed as it should. I checked My Dell Downloads but it is not there on the list of software to download.
Does anyone know how I can get Webcam Central?
Thank you.

A:Dell Inspiron 15 5000 has not come with Dell Webcam Central.

Hi mm132,
If you have recently purchased the system, and assuming it came with windows 10. The camera app in the startmenu is a replacement to the webcam central, unless specified in the purchase order. Though the Native windows app may not have all the functions of the webcam central, it is the native app in windows 10

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I am trying to figure out if the results I'm seeing for my M1210 in CrystalDiskMark are normal for this computer or not. Please see the attachment. I know ATA is limited to like 150MB/s but the results I'm seeing for some of the write speeds are sooo low. Is it because I put an SSD in this old computer? I think this is a great computer and it runs Windows 10 surprisingly well considering it's 10 years old so I would like to get it running full speed, any help is appreciated.
BTW I found a driver online that gets the Nvidia graphics working on Windows 10, it's so smooth opening and closing basic apps like Edge.

A:M1210 CrystalDiskMark results seem very low?

You're likely not going to get more than that -- this system is old enough it likely has a SATA to IDE bridge -- and no native support for AHCI.  Even if it's in AHCI mode, SATA 150 is the limit -- and you're at 126, so you're not likely to do better.

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Hi guys, I pulled out my old m1210 from years ago and forgot my sys admin pass. I tried pulling the cmos and replacing the HDD. No luck. Called Dell and they said sry about your luck. Can anyone help me?? Thank you!
 

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I am running Win 7 64 Bit on a Dell Inspiron. I cannot get access
to the start button or anything else. I believe the webcam has taken
over the desktop. I do not know what to do, so would appreciate
any help.
 

A:Dell Webcam

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Whenever i move my laptop lid up and down by remaining my web cam application open the webcam light blinks and the application says error And my other problem is that my keyboard behaving abnormally it starts writing automatically like slashes and dashes and sometimes it also even stops to work sometimes and many key become non functional  iam using win 10 64  bit .my web cam problem is an old issue but keyboard one is new.
Please help iam in a big trouble .

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Hi this Ashok. Iam using Dell laatitude 620. In my lap webcam is notworking. In skype it shows that there is no cam attached. pls help me to fix
 

A:Dell Webcam not working

The Dell Latitude D620 is an old laptop, and I'm pretty sure it doesn't come with a built-in webcam.

Is an external USB webcam being used?

If it is, describe it.

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Is that laptop running Windows XP or a different Windows version?

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Hello everyone,I am aware of an ongoing issue with the webcam for the Dell XPS L502x models. Usually if the webcam malfunctions, a power cycle will typically do the trick to get the webcam to function. However, my issue is software/driver related.
One day, I left my laptop sitting on my desk, and Windows decides to install it's own generic webcam driver. By the time I got back the Windows generic driver was installed, not the Dell Quanta h.264 driver. Thus, I updated the driver to use the original driver. In the device manager, it states that the driver is working fine, but whenever I use Skype or Dell Webcam Central, it says there is a program that is using the webcam thus it cannot function. I doubled check for any processes and also use a program named "Process Explorer" and found nothing.
I also ran Malwarebytes, CCleaner to make sure there were no suspicious activity going and found nothing.
If anyone knows if there is a solution, that would be great.

A:Dell XPS 15 L502x Webcam

After many years of my webcam not working, I got my webcam to work again by replacing the webcam module with a replacement I got from eBay. Everything is working as it is before.
In summary, buy a OEM replacement of the Dell L502x webcam.

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I am having problem with dell webcam central and the error is this { close the other video streaming application to start video}.any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:dell webcam problem

What exactly is the problem?
Do you have another program open that uses the webcam?
Normally you can only have the cam work with one program at a time unless you have special programs installed such as ManyCam.

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Although the subject line indicates a software title I believe this is a hardware issue. My problem is, I have 2 identical laptops (Dell Inspiron 1545) that came with Windows Vista. On one of laptops in the Dell webcam central software the gamma setting can be changed in increments of 10, on the other laptop it only changes in increments of 100 & the picture quality is not very good. I recently reloaded both laptops with Windows 7 and I reinstalled webcam central from the disc that came with the laptop where the cam works well. I still have the same issue with the cam.
They are still under warranty but upon chatting with Dell they said they could not help me because the laptops have been reloaded with windows 7. I firmly believe this is a hardware issue. Can anyone offer any suggestions?
 

A:Dell webcam central

Hi all.
Guys please help me out.
I am thinking of buying a new notebook having elegant skin soon, So
could anyone here please suggest me some websites providing good notebook skins?

Dell mini notebook skins
 

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Hi .. having problems with my webcam .. I have installed Windows 7 Home P .. The only thing that comes up when I click the Dell webcam console is a box that has camera only .. Has settings for face tracking .. Pan and zoom and that's it .. Went to system32 to look for Dell webcam1 and its not in there .. went to Device manager to Imaging devices all that's in there is the laptop integrated webcam .. I know it works cause when I go to Microsoft Silverlight configuration and click the tab Webcam / mc the webcam comes on in the little box .. Blue light comes on also .. Ran a diagnostics on the Dell website and the webcam passed all test's .. What driver or download do you suggest I need to get it to working .. ?? .. Or anything else that would help with this .. Thanks in advance for your help ..

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Hello all,
I am using a Dell XPS 15 (L502X) and my webcam is not working. I had another problem with my computer a while back and after it came back from the service, my webcam wasn't working. I didn't need it much beck then and I postponed taking care of it but now the problem is still there and I can't seem to fix it.
I downloaded the driver for it and uploaded it the way it was supposed to be. Upload was successful but when I'm using Skype, the white light next to the camera is on but there is no image on the camera screen on Skype's video settings. It cannot detect the webcam. I do have the latest version (or the only version since I couldn't find any on Dell's list) and it still won't work.

Help please???

A:Help! Dell XPS 15 Webcam problem

Hi kepito,

We apologize for the inconvenience caused, please follow the below mentioned steps to fix the issue with your Dell Webcam.1. Please check if the Webcam is detected in the Device manager and if it looks fine2. Please check the Skype version that you’re using on your computer.3. Check if the camera detects and works fine with the Dell Webcam Central software.4. We might have to upgrade / downgrade the Skype software accordingly after knowing the current version of the software.Reply us with your findings.

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I have an Dell Inspiron 1545 .. And My Webcam Isnt Working. I recently had my hard drive wiped out. I tried to download the drive from the dell website , but i cant find the integrated web cam. Do you have any suggestions .
 

A:Problems With Dell Webcam

Im guessing you have Windows Vista??

Ive just had a look on the Dell Website, and I cant find it either! I know its been there, but not sure why it isnt!! Do you still have all the CD's that came with your computer, you should have one labelled

"For Reinstalling Dell Webcam Central Software"

This disc should have the drivers and software needed....
 

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Anyone know how to get Dell's Integrated webcam to work? I have drivers install apparently (according to device manager), yet I'm unable to access the webcam.

Any ideas I'm open to trying!

A:Dell Integrated Webcam?

Thought I would add this screen shot as well. Hoping someone knows how to fix this!

I would like to point out that I do have the driver installed for the camera, but I can not load the camera with Dell's software, but if I go to website like chatroulette then the camera loads.

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Hey all,
First of all I know this problem is rather specific to Dell XPS 17 (L702x), but I keep having problems with my webcam. I've tried quite a lot of things, and I am running out of ideas.

Now, what I have tried doing:
1. Uninstall and install driver,
2. Uninstall and reinstall Dell Webcam Central
(both from Dell website)
3. switching off computer, taking battery out, holding the power button for half a minute, then on again
4. I have disconnected the camera and connected it again
5. I have manually checked connections, (seemed ok)
6. I have tried installing and uninstalling, in all combinations that I could think of, safe mode, run as admin, nothing worked.
I have however found something. No matter how i try updating the driver, i always have the one from 2006, version 6.1.7601.18208
As far as I've seen the one on dell website is from 2011.
I am guessing this is the problem and I am actually not updating the driver. I have also unintalled old driver, updated new one, then restart. After it restarts i get the "found new hardware" message and install the old driver for the webcam (2006). So I do not know how to make windows not to install the driver automatically.
I must also mention that this happens once every 3-4 months, and before I managed to solve it with reinstallation of driver, now nothing.

Also, my mic is on the same board as the webcam, (on top of the screen). Since on skype the mic works well, but the camera not, I suspect it is only a software is... Read more

A:Webcam Not Working on a Dell xps 17

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums .. The latest Driver for your Webcam is dated 2013 ... Have you tried that Version ? ..

Does the Webcam show in the Device Manager ? ...
Having read many Posts from the Dell Website .. You are right in stating many people seem to have the same problem ..

I found the Link below Interesting ...

Dell XPS 17 (L702x) Integrated Webcam Problem - Laptop Video Forum - Laptop - Dell Community

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I was having problems with my laptop so I wiped it clean. Starting from new. I know nothing about computers so I hope I installed everything correctly. I went to test my webcam and I can't find it. So I checked the Dell website for help and everything they posted didn't help me. I couldn't find anything they were talking about. So if anyone could help it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
my laptop is a Dell Inspiron N5010.
 

A:Reinstalling Dell Webcam

Hi and welcome

Not sure what things you tried already but did anyone recommend reinstalling Dell Webcam Central?
 

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I have a Inspiron N4010 laptop and can't get the Camera to work. Its listed in Device manager under The Imaging etc. but I uninstall and reinstall and reboot but still not listed in All Programs. I acess the Dell website application Third Party to Reinstall but the Checkbox won't let me check=it the checkbox is a dull color. Please help  

A:Dell Integrated Webcam (Central)

Hi Thadoctur,
Thanks for posting.
Apologies for the issue with your webcam.  Have you been able to determine if the camera works at all?  If not, please use this program: http://download.cnet.com/WebcamViewer/3000-12510_4-75324168.html
If you are able to see your camera, then it's not a hardware issue, but rather a software issue.  You would need to check the settings in the software you are using and maybe reinstall it.  If the camera is not working at all, then if you are under warranty contact Tech Support.  If you are out of warranty, you can contact our Out of Warranty department to purchase additional warranty, or get it fixed at a local repair shop.
Contact me privately if you need additional assistance.  Thanks.
Regards,Robert

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I have a Windows 7, Dell Inspiron N1410 laptop with integrated webcam. While talking on Skype, the user at the other end suddenly stopped receiving my image. Skype had turned "My video" off. Whenever I tried to start my video up on skype, the webcam light would turn on for just a second, then it stopped again.

I tried restarting, doing a system restore, uninstalling webcam drivers and reinstalling them from the CD, then uninstalling the Dell Webcam Central and reinstalling it from the CD, nothing worked.

In the Webcam properties, it says "Device is working properly." And now when I'm opening up Dell Webcam Central, there's a message "Please connect a suitable device."

I contacted Dell, and my product is beyond warrantly. They advised I try a system reformat. But is there any way to get the webcam working again without a reformat?
 

A:Dell integrated webcam problems

hey kirei,

have you tried useing the device manager in windows to update the driver for the webcam?? i had that problem with an integrated webcam and i found that it solved the problem for me

James
 

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Can the webcam on a Dell XPS 12 be disabled in the bios?
Thanks,

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I got new Dell Inspiron N5110 15R....Installed clean Win 7 64....Everything went as it should....All drivers installed except WEBCAM....I tried Google, but everywhere it says Win should have driver for Webcam, and it should be turned on, but on my laptopp it isn't....When ppl asked aboout that, everyone says the same, "Win should have driver...."....Since Webcam is not starting is there a way to start it....I tried everything from Dell web page, even tried Creative Labs web page....still nothing.....In Device manager Imaging devices is NOT showing....HELP please.....
 

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Hi guys,
        So, My Dell XPS L502x's integrated webcam kept connecting and disconnecting as my slightly loose and unhinged monitor opened and closed. So, in order to prevent any problems, I disabled my webcam. I didn't realise it also disables mic and prevents an external mic from connecting either. Now, I can't access my webcam as it's not listed in Device Manager so I know it's disabled but I can't re-enable it again since it's not listed.I tried booting from BIOS but I'm not sure there was a webcam option (maybe I wasn't looking in the right place?)I'm thinking it's a connection problem so I was thinking of taking the bezel off to make sure everything is okay.I wanted to know whether it's necessary to go through the entire process of disconnecting the back and taking out the I/O devices etc? Can't I just remove the battery and remove the bezel?Thanks!

A:dell L502x webcam problem

Hi PRACHEED,
Does the webcam show up under Imaging devices in device manager? If it does not, then the hardware itself is not being detected.
You have mentioned that the display is loose. I would suspect the webcam cable might be loose and hence it is not being detected.
Swivel the LCD and check if the webcam gets detected.
The mic and camera are part of the same assembly module.
If the bezel is loose, then I would not suggest you to open the chassis as the display could come loose. You might end up replacing the entire LCD assembly.
If you are new to opening the chassis, I recommend visiting a local tech to get it checked.
If you are comfortable in opening the chassis - download the service manual here - http://dell.to/2bdUZiR and reseat the webcam cable and check.
You could contact our team to get a quote for a paid service call - http://dell.to/1vnT6CQ
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private conversation with the service tag and your Name for case records.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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Hey guys i'm new to this forum and I'm not sure if i'm posting in the right section.

Anyways,here are the specs .

Code:
OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Version 6.1.7600 Build 7600
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name FAMILY-PC
System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
System Model Inspiron N7010
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 380 @ 2.53GHz, 2533 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)

So I bought this laptop about 2 or 3 years ago and the webcam was working fine till about 8 months ago.I don't know why but I somehow screwed up Dell Webcam Central by deleting some stuff from it without a proper removal installation and now whenever I try to install it,there's a message saying I got a newer version in my PC still and I tried uninstalling and removing everything related to it.I'm not sure but I think there is some kind of registry still in my laptop.I think this problem relates to my integrated Webcam not working,because when I go to a video chat website or skype the Webcam light would turn on for about a second and then turns off again.And when I try to open Webcam Central It doesn't even open and there is a Webcam Central icon in my taskbar.

I tried downloading and updating the drivers but no solution.

Thanks.
 

A:Dell Integrated Webcam isn't working

does the l/top offer a non destructive reinstall option
 

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