I have the same problem as all of you, hopefully we can revive this thread and fix our phones! I messed around with the camera when buzzing and as noted in this thread, it seems that part of the rear camera is messed up, in fact, one can hear rattling when shaking the phone. I found that applying pressure to the rear camera, though of course not recommended, stops the vibrating and allows the camera to work (sometimes). Applying Pressure to the duo camera does not fix the problem and custom roms, cm based that don't use the extra sensor, still have the problem. Thus the common variable is the rear camera (I hope
). So, I eliminated the duo camera extra sensor as a reason for the failure. Its bound to be either:
1. the glue holding down the rear camera has lost its grip to to drops and or vibration from motorcycle rides or,
2. constant vibration, dropping, etc, has caused part of the camera module to malfunction.
With these two theories, I have decided to buy an oem rear camera module off ebay, and I will install it into my phone. The problem is either the camera or ruined glue, so, considering that the camera module comes with a sticky surface for installation, this fix should theoretically solve the problem, assuming its as simple as I imagine.
I will post some screenshots and results after the camera replacement, which will take place March 14-15, March 21-22, or March 28-29. I can't make any promises because I have no idea when my ebay order will come in. The camera module itself is scheduled to arrive within a few days, but the replacement camera lens (I broke mine while tinkering around) is scheduled to arrive from Hong Kong in who knows how long.
I hope most of you were able to get replacements from Verizon or HTC. Alas I have some physical wear and tear along with custom software on my phone that makes me skeptical about going to either, so that is not an option. For those with broken cameras, I hope I can help you, and if anybody else has attempted this, I would be glad to hear your results.