Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > HTC Droid Incredible > Incredible - Tips and Tricks

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old June 1st, 2010, 06:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
cortland1998's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: WA State
Posts: 184
 
Device(s): BB 8830, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, Droid, Eris, HTC Incredible
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 23
Thanked 96 Times in 35 Posts
Default Camera Glass Cover Replacement Or Straightening Red Ring

Here is a temporary idea to replace your broken glass and red ring that covers the camera, until we can find some parts for this!

The only problem is the case has a hard time closing in the corner where this new lens goes. It attaches enough to where you could get by without a case on the phone, and not lose your battery. I have a case on mine and it actually holds it together. **Update** After sitting in the sun on a table for an hour, the case seemed to mold itself and there is no longer a gap in the battery case! Works for me! See the "after" photo.

Here is a before and after shot of my cracked and bent camera lens.

Before



After


Here are the two different rings laying side by side.






1. Bought a dummy HTC Incredible from eBay for $12





2. Pry apart the shell casing. I started at the opposite end to make sure I didn't bend the aluminum ring or break the glass.



3. These will be the pieces that you need... obviously.





4. On your phone, use a little pressure around the ring and pry it up. Be very careful as this aluminum bends VERY easy.



5. If the ring is bent.... Lay the ring upside down on a flat surface. To get the bends out of the ring I applied pressure all the way around the ring, pushing it into the table.



6. If your glass is cracked... follow the rest of the steps to replace with a dummy phone.

7. Place the new glass piece from the dummy phone on top of the black sticky foam part, on top of the camera. *Note* The glass as two different sides. The side with the smaller diameter, place facing up. This is where the red ring will seat around it.







8. Next, lay the red ring on top of the glass and get it to lay flush with the glass.

9. Place the back cover back on and snap all the way around. Make sure the red ring and glass are flush..

10. Here is what it looks like installed, with my Verizon gel case on.





Here are some photos of my old glass and why I couldn't take very decent pictures or video!




Advertisements
cortland1998 is offline  
Last edited by cortland1998; June 18th, 2010 at 08:17 PM. Reason: Added pictures
Reply With Quote
The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to cortland1998 For This Useful Post:
K2e2vin (September 25th, 2010), Kulaa (June 18th, 2010), Mandrew (June 23rd, 2010), mrlanrat (June 26th, 2010), ninjakyle (June 1st, 2010), Piercing Heavens (June 1st, 2010), sail4fun201 (July 9th, 2010), UHF3 (July 6th, 2010)
sponsored links
Old June 1st, 2010, 07:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
Member
 
Piercing Heavens's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 185
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 60
Thanked 20 Times in 15 Posts
Default

Saving this page for a more than likely use in the future. Thank you.
Piercing Heavens is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 17th, 2010, 05:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
cortland1998's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: WA State
Posts: 184
 
Device(s): BB 8830, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, Droid, Eris, HTC Incredible
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 23
Thanked 96 Times in 35 Posts
Default

For those of you following this post.. I came up with an idea to fix your camera until we can find these parts to purchase. Wrote a whole new post.
cortland1998 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 17th, 2010, 05:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
TheGoatLantern's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Where it's hot
Posts: 1,910
 
Device(s): HTC Droid Incredible (Dead and Gone) HTC Droid Incredible 2 (Sold), HTC Rezound (loving it)
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 632
Thanked 469 Times in 286 Posts
Thumbs up

Very helpful, gonna move this over to tips and tricks
TheGoatLantern is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to TheGoatLantern For This Useful Post:
cortland1998 (June 17th, 2010)
Old June 17th, 2010, 06:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
Reformed PH
 
Steven58's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Gender: Male
Posts: 32,921
 
Device(s): Gnex AOKP Nightlies (KitKat)
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 8,948
Thanked 26,702 Times in 7,003 Posts
Default

wow! bravo!
Steven58 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 22nd, 2010, 11:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
cortland1998's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: WA State
Posts: 184
 
Device(s): BB 8830, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, Droid, Eris, HTC Incredible
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 23
Thanked 96 Times in 35 Posts
Default

Update! I found some replacement covers, glass, and aluminum rings!! See post here.
cortland1998 is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to cortland1998 For This Useful Post:
jj3699 (June 23rd, 2010)
Old June 25th, 2010, 03:05 PM   #7 (permalink)
x0x
Member
 
x0x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: DC
Posts: 266
 
Device(s): HTC Incredible
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 35
Thanked 59 Times in 33 Posts
Default

Anxious to see how these look in the flesh.

Looks like parts are starting to become available. Here's a replacement back cover:
shop.brando.com
No camera lens though.
x0x is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old July 5th, 2010, 12:42 AM   #8 (permalink)
Sad Bounty Hunter
 
NightAngel79's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Northern Ky
Gender: Male
Posts: 21,494
 
Device(s): HTC OneMax; Note 10.1; DROID DNA (retired);Transformer Prime(daughter); Rezound(retired); Droid In
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 13,807
Thanked 6,552 Times in 3,946 Posts
Send a message via Skype™ to NightAngel79
Default

Great info, thanks OP
NightAngel79 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old September 24th, 2010, 05:49 PM   #9 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 9
 
Device(s): Droid Razr Maxx
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Angry

I cannot find replacement red ring and glass anywhere!!!!! Any suggestions??
keola77 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 9th, 2010, 04:58 PM   #10 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 1
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Seeing as how my camera lens broke a few months ago I've occasionally been checking here and google for a new lens, much like that dummy lens, but I wanted an OEM lens of the exact same size. I would have loved those red/black covers that come with the lens, but alas, they are no longer available.

However, I did a quick google search today and found this site:

HTC Droid Incredible Replacement Repair Parts

which seems to have the original camera lens bezel as well as random other parts to rebuild the incredible like the speakers and screen.

The only downside to ordering from that site for the camera bezel is they required you to order two, so $30 + $8.95 shipping

Unfortunately they do seem to be the only market for these parts....
chimpfury is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old October 11th, 2010, 01:47 PM   #11 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
cortland1998's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: WA State
Posts: 184
 
Device(s): BB 8830, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, Droid, Eris, HTC Incredible
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 23
Thanked 96 Times in 35 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chimpfury View Post
Seeing as how my camera lens broke a few months ago I've occasionally been checking here and google for a new lens, much like that dummy lens, but I wanted an OEM lens of the exact same size. I would have loved those red/black covers that come with the lens, but alas, they are no longer available.

However, I did a quick google search today and found this site:

HTC Droid Incredible Replacement Repair Parts

which seems to have the original camera lens bezel as well as random other parts to rebuild the incredible like the speakers and screen.

The only downside to ordering from that site for the camera bezel is they required you to order two, so $30 + $8.95 shipping

Unfortunately they do seem to be the only market for these parts....
Thanks for the link! I'd be willing to go in half with you since it requires a minimum order of two... let me know. We can work something out.
cortland1998 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 10th, 2010, 06:50 PM   #12 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 60
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 6
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cortland1998 View Post
2. Pry apart the shell casing. I started at the opposite end to make sure I didn't bend the aluminum ring or break the glass.


I just picked up a demo/dummy HTC Incredible and am trying to get the case apart. From your pics, it looks like it is screwed together from the face. Rather than brute force the back off is it better to take the face off to access the screws underneath? I was hoping I could save the back as well by doing this.

Thanks in advance.
swindelljd is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 10th, 2010, 07:41 PM   #13 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
cortland1998's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: WA State
Posts: 184
 
Device(s): BB 8830, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, Droid, Eris, HTC Incredible
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 23
Thanked 96 Times in 35 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by swindelljd View Post
I just picked up a demo/dummy HTC Incredible and am trying to get the case apart. From your pics, it looks like it is screwed together from the face. Rather than brute force the back off is it better to take the face off to access the screws underneath? I was hoping I could save the back as well by doing this.

Thanks in advance.
I would just use brute force... the back actually isn't a cover.. I thought it was at first but it is just a cheap molding that doesn't even match. You can't hurt the ring by using force.
cortland1998 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old May 13th, 2011, 06:00 AM   #14 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Chi-Town
Posts: 197
 
Device(s): Motorola Droid HTC Incredible
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 28
Thanked 8 Times in 7 Posts
Default

HTC Incredible Droid Camera Replacement
juanito157 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > HTC Droid Incredible > Incredible - Tips and Tricks
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:22 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.