1. Janno Alleman's Avatar
    Hey fellow windows users, i managed to somehow crack my rear camera lens and now every time sun shines and i take a photo there is a big distortion. Does anyone have any experience with that type of a problem or knows how to fix it? I would rather fix it myself than take it to repair. If anyone knows where to buy a new glass for the camera please tell.
    Thanks in advance !
    07-27-2015 12:22 PM
  2. Jakoh's Avatar
    Option 1: buy a broken phone, take the phone apart, remove camera, dis assemble your phone, replace the camera.
    Option 2: wait for someone to sell a camera module (ebay, etc) start -^
    07-27-2015 08:02 PM
  3. gordonfink's Avatar
    Did you crack the actual lens on the camera?

    Is there a lens cover on the back battery cover, or is it actually the camera?

    BTW - I looked on ebay, and the camera runs 25-40, depending on the seller, and if it's original or not.

    Doesn't look too hard to do - here's a video:
    07-27-2015 08:20 PM
  4. gordonfink's Avatar
    After watching the video, it looks like the camera lens cover is on the midframe piece. It is likely that you cracked that, as opposed to the camera itself.

    Now, the question is, can you get just that lens, or do you have to buy the whole midframe. I am wondering if that lens cover is the same as one for a 1520. The 1520 ones are easy to find, but a quick scan didn't turn up any for the 640 XL. If you could use a 1520 part, you don't even have to take off the midframe.
    07-27-2015 08:27 PM
  5. mjyumping's Avatar
    You will just have to have a camera removal tool. It looks like a tong/closed wrench picker that picks the camera piece itself.
    07-27-2015 09:00 PM
  6. Roderick Aspiras's Avatar
    If its cheap to replace the camera or the warranty covers it then go for it. Otherwise, get a new device : )
    07-27-2015 11:28 PM

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