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Dell Webcam Not Working in Windows 11

Video calls are now a common part of people’s lives; they allow them to see friends and family all over the world and allow them to work remotely if circumstances prevent them from going to the office. As a result, many companies now allow remote workers to be a part of their team. For video calls and conferences, it is more common in business to use a laptop or desktop computer rather than your phone. But what if your webcam stops working unexpectedly? Here are a couple of fixes you can try if you have a Dell Inspiron laptop.

Webcam Not Working in Dell Inspiron Laptop

There are several options if your laptop can not detect your webcam. It could be a driver problem, in which case you can reinstall the webcam software driver, update it, or revert to an earlier version. If the issue isn’t with the driver, you can try disabling and re-enabling the camera. You can also try uninstalling the USB root hub from the Device Manager, according to Dell experts.

  • Updating or Reinstalling the Dell Inspiron Webcam Driver
  • Reinstalling the webcam software driver may help to restore your camera’s functionality.
  • From the taskbar, select the magnifying glass.
  • Enter Device manager, and then click to open it when it appears in the search results.
  • Navigate to imaging devices and click the arrow on the left to reveal your camera’s name.
  • To access properties, double-click or right-click on the cam name.
  • If your driver needs to be updated, go to the Driver tab and click Update Driver.

If you want to uninstall the driver, right-click on the cam name and select Uninstall Device after Step 3.

  • Select the box in the pop-up window and click Uninstall to confirm your choice.
  • Restart the laptop after the driver has been uninstalled. It should immediately reinstall the driver, so check to see if the camera is now operational.

How to Fix Dell Webcam not working Problems

1.Reverting to a previous version of the Dell Webcam Driver

If your camera previously worked but now refuses to cooperate after a driver update, you can revert the update by following these steps:

  • Open the Device Manager application.
  • Right-click on the camera and pick “Properties” from the “Cameras” or “Imaging devices” menu.
  • Navigate to the Driver tab and select the Roll Back Driver option.
  • This option will not be available if there have been no previous updates.

2. Turning on and off the Dell Webcam

Another technique for troubleshooting the webcam issue is to disable it and then enable it again, similar to restarting it.

  • Select “Cameras” or “Imaging devices” from “Device Manager,” right-click on your camera, and then select “Disable.”
  • Click “Yes” to confirm the action in the pop-up window.
  • Rep the first two steps, but this time select “Enable device.” Check to see if the camera is operational.

3. Step Uninstalling the USB Root Hub.

Your camera’s function may be impacted by the USB root hub. If none of the previous fixes work, try the following:

  • To see the entire list, click the little arrow on the left.
  • Select “Uninstall device” from the options listed after finding and right-clicking on “USB Root Hub.”
  • In the pop-up dialogue box, confirm your selection.
  • Rep for the rest of the USB Root Hubs in the section.
  • Wait for the deleted drivers to be reinstalled after restarting the laptop. After that, make sure your camera is operational.

4. Instead of deleting the USB Root Hubs, disable them while you’re there.

 After you’ve disabled them all, restart your Dell computer and go back to Device Manager to re-enable the drivers.

  • To get the driver, go to the official Dell website.
  • Locate the driver in Downloads on your laptop, which is normally an a.exe or.zip file.
  • Right-click the.exe file and select Properties from the menu that appears.
  • Open the Compatibility tab and select the Compatibility mode from the drop-down menu.
  • Depending on the driver you downloaded, select Windows 7 or 8.
  • To save the changes, select Apply, then OK.

Last-Resort Solutions for Dell Webcam Problems

Of course, you may attempt simple fixes like restarting your computer or checking if more than one app is trying to access your webcam at the same time to solve your Dell Webcam Not Working in Windows 11 problems. Double access frequently causes a problem, and your webcam will appear undetected as a result. If it doesn’t work and none of the other suggestions work, you may need a new webcam.

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