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By xaxtrwowngr, Junior Member on 23rd October 2012, 06:23 PM
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My HTC One X Camera lens is scratched. I Want to repair it, but in Vietnam do not Lens help me ???
 
 
23rd October 2012, 07:38 PM |#2  
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If you want to replace the lens, take a look at this other thread here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1951586
20th April 2013, 03:02 PM |#3  
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My HTC One X Camera lens is scratched. I Want to repair it, but in Vietnam do not Lens help me ???

Hi,

I had the same problem exactly, and i have just joined to give you the solution that I used. My HTC photos are sharp and clear as before now.

The solution is very simple ... all what you need is a clean glasses cleaning cloth, glass cleaner (like windex) and tooth paste !! yes tooth paste!
First clean the cover with the glass cleaner ... keep it wet .. apply a tiny portion of tooth paste on it .. rub it with the cloth ... keep it wet all the time.
Repeat till you get the lens back to its original state ... or at least 90 % ... the technique used is similar to the one used in cleaning car head lights .. similar to this video for example:

youtube. com/watch?v=b1_sFEOGTMc


I hope u find it useful.
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10th June 2013, 08:18 PM |#4  
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Hi,

I had the same problem exactly, and i have just joined to give you the solution that I used. My HTC photos are sharp and clear as before now.

The solution is very simple ... all what you need is a clean glasses cleaning cloth, glass cleaner (like windex) and tooth paste !! yes tooth paste!
First clean the cover with the glass cleaner ... keep it wet .. apply a tiny portion of tooth paste on it .. rub it with the cloth ... keep it wet all the time.
Repeat till you get the lens back to its original state ... or at least 90 % ... the technique used is similar to the one used in cleaning car head lights .. similar to this video for example:

youtube. com/watch?v=b1_sFEOGTMc


I hope u find it useful.

The toothpaste trick worked great on my HOX+...
The lens had milions of tiny scratches from clothes i think, as i allways have it in my pocket...
Now it is all clear and fine again...

Just remember to use some time to do this...
- it is not done in 2 minutes...
I used about 15-20 minutes on this...
And the result is great...
10th June 2013, 08:19 PM |#5  
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Toothpaste works.



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24th June 2013, 03:31 PM |#6  
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The toothpaste trick worked great on my HOX+...
The lens had milions of tiny scratches from clothes i think, as i allways have it in my pocket...
Now it is all clear and fine again...

Just remember to use some time to do this...
- it is not done in 2 minutes...
I used about 15-20 minutes on this...
And the result is great...

Seriously, guys? I tried this and it made everything even worse. I had several scratches on my lens before, now it's all covered in it and photo quality is horrible. Wow, thanks...
24th June 2013, 04:50 PM |#7  
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Seriously, guys? I tried this and it made everything even worse. I had several scratches on my lens before, now it's all covered in it and photo quality is horrible. Wow, thanks...

By definition, the only way to truly remove a scratch is to sand/polish the area so its level again, essentially removing material to the level of the depth of the scratch (which is what people are attempting to do with toothpaste). Doing so is introducing more scratches, and therefore has a potential to do much more harm than good.
24th June 2013, 10:21 PM |#8  
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^ What he said.

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1st July 2013, 09:07 PM |#9  
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The toothpaste worked great for me, thank you! I've seen the headlight videos (and plan on doing it someday) but never thought about it for my camera lens. It took me about 2 minutes, but I'm sure it varies greatly depending on depth and number of scratches.

As for worries about potential damage, I think it would definitely depend on the condition of the lens and your situation as well. I didn't have deep scratches, or even what I would really call scratches.. more of a "haze" that looked somewhat like old glass, old mirror, or hairspray buildup on a mirror. It almost looked like something I could scrape off, but attempting to certainly would have cause more damage and I'm sure they really were very tiny scratches. I was also prepared to replace the whole lens/cover/etc if it did not work, because although minor, I just couldn't deal with it- every picture was crummy, indoors or out!!

So if you have deep scratches, it may not work, and if you would rather live with (or have no choice but to live with) the current condition of photos than risk having to replace the whole thing it may not be worth it. I am totally pleased though, I am able to take pictures again!

I attached some before and after pics, didn't really plan to so the only apples-to-apples one I have is the indoor one with directions, and I'm not the greatest photographer but I think the difference is pretty obvious. ALL of my pictures were blurry, no defined edges, especially outdoors where every picture came out like I was looking into the sun.

Obviously, I'm pretty dang happy and can't shut up about it lol, so thanks again!! Perfect, easy, and fast solution! And thanks to the OP for posting the thread in the first place!
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21st July 2013, 07:37 AM |#10  
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Hi,

I had the same problem exactly, and i have just joined to give you the solution that I used. My HTC photos are sharp and clear as before now.

The solution is very simple ... all what you need is a clean glasses cleaning cloth, glass cleaner (like windex) and tooth paste !! yes tooth paste!
First clean the cover with the glass cleaner ... keep it wet .. apply a tiny portion of tooth paste on it .. rub it with the cloth ... keep it wet all the time.
Repeat till you get the lens back to its original state ... or at least 90 % ... the technique used is similar to the one used in cleaning car head lights .. similar to this video for example:

youtube. com/watch?v=b1_sFEOGTMc


I hope u find it useful.

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22nd July 2013, 07:40 AM |#11  
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I got the solution
Finally I got the solution for the problem.

First of all I tried to polish a glass with toothpaste, but scratched it even worse.
It seems Colgate is not fine enough for glass polishing
So I found a replacement part on eBay and purchased it for $4.99
Unfortunately I didn't found replacement instructions, so I tried to disassembly a rear panel. Fortunately I failed, and tried to pick up a rear cap (I attached pictures bellow) and succeeded !!! It was simply glued.
Now I have perfect new glass (I glued a new cap with few drops of Loctite) and I more than happy
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