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Broken nexus 5 camera glass

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10th June 2014, 11:08 PM   |  #1  
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First of all, I am on my phone so pardon my sloppy formatting.

I have broken the glass cover on my camera and would like to replace the part. I see the camera module is very cheap but I haven't found much regarding removing the class lens cover.

If anyone can help that would be great.

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11th June 2014, 04:19 AM   |  #2  
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Ouch... well I haven't heard of anybody replacing it. I remember iFixIt had a very detailed taredown, maybe you could use that as a base.
11th June 2014, 03:21 PM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by Dougshell

First of all, I am on my phone so pardon my sloppy formatting.

I have broken the glass cover on my camera and would like to replace the part. I see the camera module is very cheap but I haven't found much regarding removing the class lens cover.

If anyone can help that would be great.

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I just did a tear-down to replace my broken screen. I'm not sure if they sell the lens glass separate or with the top back housing. But search for screen replacement videos on youtube and you will see it won't be too difficult to replace it. It took me about 20 minutes to transfer all the internals to a new chassis, the camera lens replacement should probably take 5 minutes.
11th June 2014, 04:28 PM   |  #4  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dougshell

First of all, I am on my phone so pardon my sloppy formatting.

I have broken the glass cover on my camera and would like to replace the part. I see the camera module is very cheap but I haven't found much regarding removing the class lens cover.

If anyone can help that would be great.

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I wouldn't recommend replacing just the glass. More than likely the small elements of the camera are not sealed, resulting in dust potentially getting in there and causing a whole new set of problems. If you were able to find the whole camera module, it would be easier, and safer to just replace that.
11th June 2014, 07:34 PM   |  #5  
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I intended to replace the entire module, I just didn't want to get my feet wet until I knew what I was getting into

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12th June 2014, 02:19 PM   |  #6  
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I intended to replace the entire module, I just didn't want to get my feet wet until I knew what I was getting into

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The glass lens that protrudes from the phone is not part of the camera module. the glass lens comes attached to the top rear housing. If you want to replace the camera module, then you are talking a more complicated procedure. You will need to get under the main motherboard to remove the camera module. If all you need to do is replace the lens glass, then popping off the back cover and removing six screws is all you need to do.
13th June 2014, 01:30 AM   |  #7  
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Now I need to find just the glass

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13th June 2014, 04:30 AM   |  #8  
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found this video - watch?v=EYG66MFuwcU

Seems like the instructions to separate the glass.
20th July 2014, 06:52 AM   |  #9  
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I got the part and replaced it in about 3 minutes.

Awesome

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