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How can I get this built in camera to work?

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When I start a video chat or find it in my Control Panel, I can see an icon of it, but no info.

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Probably your webcam is disabled.

You can enable it by going to the device manager (if you use Windows).
You can get there by running the command mmc devmgmt.msc in
START > RUN

Then go to Imaging devices, find your camera (integrated or USB), right click and enable.

If it doesn't help you should try updating your camera drivers in the device manager.

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A built-in camera suggests that you have a laptop. In this case you can identify the model and brand of the laptop and visit its official support from where you can download webcam drivers. Instead of taking the hard and complicated way using Device manager, I believe this is the most convenient and easy way to fix this.

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