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[SOLVED] HTC Rezound: Fixing Broken Camera Glass

7th February 2014, 12:05 AM |#1  
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Hello,

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:

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7th February 2014, 03:00 AM |#2  
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http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1592773

I know you can access the glass but I don't know if its replaceable. Maybe buy a parts phone and replace the entire red cover if not

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8th February 2014, 07:20 AM |#3  
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Hello,

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?

i believe i may have an extra one
8th February 2014, 02:43 PM |#4  
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Is there any damage done to it (especially the glass part that covers the lens)? And how much would you be asking for it?

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8th February 2014, 05:18 PM |#5  
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I PM'd you last night but I guess it didn't go thru. PM me your address and I'll send you the red back with the glass cover

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9th February 2014, 11:27 PM |#6  
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Is there any damage done to it (especially the glass part that covers the lens)? And how much would you be asking for it?

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nah no damage...if this one @tholmes8291 is giving you ever breaks ill have this one as well
9th February 2014, 11:40 PM |#7  
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I PM'd you last night but I guess it didn't go thru. PM me your address and I'll send you the red back with the glass cover

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Yes, I actually did get your PM. I sent you one back. Sorry for the late response, I haven't checked back on this thread in a while.
9th February 2014, 11:44 PM |#8  
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Yes, I actually did get your PM. I sent you one back. Sorry for the late response, I haven't checked back on this thread in a while.

No prob. PM'd

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14th February 2014, 07:25 PM |#9  
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Well, tholmes very generously let me purchase a middle plate from him. It is perfect. Was the exact fix to the problem. No more glare lines!!!

Outdoors scene picture. It was exceptionally bright when I took the picture, which would reveal small glare lines around the bottom left (not as obvious as taking a picture directly looking into a light source, but they were there). Now it looks perfect:



Picture of the camera directly looking into a light source. This would create very obvious glare lines before but now:



A look through the old cracked camera glass (as best I could) at the same light source as the picture above. You can easily tell where the glare lines would have been just by looking through the glass lens on the old plate:

14th February 2014, 09:06 PM |#10  
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Glad your problem is solved!

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