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HTC Rezound: Fixing Broken Camera Glass
I asked about this on another topic, but I figured it was alittle too off-topic to discuss on there, so I'm starting a new one based on the question I asked. So the camera glass on my Rezound is cracked. NOT THE LENS ITSELF, just the glass that is in front of it. The crack does not show up in pictures, unless the camera lens is aiming directly at a light source. So, is there any way I can fix this, like buy a new glass "cover" for it online somewhere and replace it? And if someone knows how to do this, can you please give me step-by-step instructions on how to replace the glass? I just want to make sure that I don't break anything, as I've never had to take my phone APART before.
I talked to a guy at my local Cellairis stand about this, and he said it is just not possible to do replace the glass in front of the lens (he took off the back cover, took a quick 2-3 millisecond look, and gave it back). Again, I'm no expert on this, but it appears possible to take the red casing on the inside of the phone off, because when you take off the back cover there are 4 miniature screws around the edge of it. So by the guy saying it's not possible, I'm not sure if he meant taking off the back cover and all, or actually finding a replacement glass for it.
I've seen threads on this for similar phones like the Thunderbolt, but I don't want to take any chances in breaking my Rezound because there is probably some differences between a Thunderbolt and a Rezound.
A picture of the camera crack. There are 2 cracks going through, forming an X like shape. I know it is hard to see, the phone I took the picture of it with is not the best camera-phone around (LGL35G):
Same, but in different lighting so it's a bit easier to see the cracks:
Here's 2 of the 4 screws I was talking about. These are on the bottom. I took the liberty of highlighting them in Paint for you guys, you should notice them quite quickly: