Camera Glass Cover Replacement Or Straightening Red RingTips


  1. cortland1998

    cortland1998 Well-Known Member

    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.

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    Here are the two different rings laying side by side.

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

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    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.

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

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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

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  2. Piercing Heavens

    Piercing Heavens Well-Known Member

    Saving this page for a more than likely use in the future. Thank you.
  3. cortland1998

    cortland1998 Well-Known Member

    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.
  4. TheGoatLantern

    TheGoatLantern Well-Known Member

    Very helpful, gonna move this over to tips and tricks ;)
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  5. Steven58

    Steven58 Reformed PH VIP Member

    wow! bravo!
  6. cortland1998

    cortland1998 Well-Known Member

    Update! I found some replacement covers, glass, and aluminum rings!! See post here.
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  7. x0x

    x0x Well-Known Member

    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.
  8. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter Administrator Moderator

    Great info, thanks OP
  9. keola77

    keola77 Member

    I cannot find replacement red ring and glass anywhere!!!!! Any suggestions??
  10. chimpfury

    chimpfury New Member

    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....
  11. cortland1998

    cortland1998 Well-Known Member

    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.
  12. swindelljd

    swindelljd Well-Known Member

    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.
  13. cortland1998

    cortland1998 Well-Known Member

    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.
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