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Windows 7: Inspiron n5040 Webcam, Driver Nowhere to be Found

22 Aug 2012   #1
The Ironclad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Inspiron n5040 Webcam, Driver Nowhere to be Found

I have checked my Dell Resource CD for drivers, I have also checked Dell's website for drivers for this specific machine and on top of that I have tried searching in Google myself.

I can not find the driver for this integrated laptop webcam anywhere. Things still work like G+ hangout, Skype, etc. but webcam quality is lower (lower screen res.) and Dell's webcam software will not work without this driver.

What else can I do? Does anyone know where I can find this?


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22 Aug 2012   #2
fireberd

Windows 7/8.1/10 64 bit
 
 

Post on the Dell users Laptop forum. Someone there should be able to help you.

Laptop - Dell Community
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22 Aug 2012   #3
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Windows would have automatically installed the drivers for your webcam.

Dell webcam Central is an application. You may download it from Dell webcam central dell n5040 at PTF.

Hope this helps.
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23 Aug 2012   #4
The Ironclad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Dell Webcam Central will not work without the Dell driver.

Like I said, the webcam works with things like Google Plus/Google video and Skype so I'm sure Windows has some sort of driver for it, I even tried going to devices and searching but it says the drivers are current... But it's not the Dell driver, and it seems to have a significant screen res. reduction because of this. It is only 320x240 when before (with the driver) it could go higher. :/

And I will try Dell's community website as well.
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23 Aug 2012   #5
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Check out here: Using and Troubleshooting the Dell Webcam and Dell Webcam Central Software | Dell

If you find anything else please let me know.

( After a clean install on my DELL laptop (Inspiron 1120, 7 Home Premium 64bit), I did install Webcam Central - DELL had provided one Resource CD exclusively containing Webcam Central - and it runs on Windows driver only. I am not sure whether some other laptops require DELL drivers.)
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25 Aug 2012   #6
The Ironclad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
Check out here: Using and Troubleshooting the Dell Webcam and Dell Webcam Central Software | Dell

If you find anything else please let me know.

( After a clean install on my DELL laptop (Inspiron 1120, 7 Home Premium 64bit), I did install Webcam Central - DELL had provided one Resource CD exclusively containing Webcam Central - and it runs on Windows driver only. I am not sure whether some other laptops require DELL drivers.)
I am not sure either, but I know that I got no extra CD exclusively for Webcam Central software. I just know that mine will not run with webcam software like this (Dell's software or others) and things it does work with have significantly lower quality, like I said before.

So I will also try this and let you know. Thank you.
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08 Sep 2012   #7
Cal04038

windows 7 starter
 
 

Solved: Windows 7 Fix for all "No Webcan" related issues.
After Spending hours trying to locate and download drivers ...
and reading multiple forums, I have discovered the fix for the missing webcam problem in Windows 7. I am sorry that the solution is not very technical or have instructions into the hidden recesses of your computer. Here it is ...
Fn F10

That's it. YOUR WEBCAM WAS OFF. Try this before you try the technical stuff.
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