The Dell Inspiron series of laptops are known for their small size and high-end features. Many current models of the Inspiron have built-in webcams that can be used with live chatting software such as Microsoft Live Messenger or Skype. Enabling the webcam on the Dell Inspiron is a very easy process will allow you to chat, record video and take pictures with your computer.
Find the webcam icon in the system tray. Right-click this icon and then select "Launch Webcam Center" from the sub-menu.
Wait for the program to launch. Once it does, you will see a small blue light illuminate next to your webcam, indicating that it is on. You can now take pictures and record video from the webcam center.
Open software that supports webcams. If you have software like Skype or Windows Live Messenger, you can open their webcam utility function to power on the webcam.