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Dust UNDER Camera Lens?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dcesq06, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. dcesq06

    dcesq06 Newbie
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    This weekend, I noticed a small black spot on every picture that I took or video that I filmed. Thinking that it was a speck of dust on top of the camera lens, I took off the back cover, removed the protective glass plate (it is easily removable as it is secured by double sided tape), and cleaned the lens. Unfortunately, as you can see from the picture, the spot remains. The spot is slightly down and to the right of center.

    Does anyone have any idea as to what this could be? I am thinking that it may be dust under the lens. If that is the case, any suggestions on how to clean it? I think the only way I can get under the lens would be to take screws out, but then I would void the warranty.

    I didn't get insurance so I don't think I can return it. But, even if I could, I don't think I want to given the shortages (esp. if it means that I'm going to get a refurbished phone).

    Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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  2. Heelfan71

    Heelfan71 Well-Known Member

    I have a spec on my lense too. That and the letters are pealing off on the back cover. Love the phone but it is cheaply made.
  3. DMP84

    DMP84 Newbie

    I totally agree I am on my 2nd phone due to the dust issue and the replacement already has dust. I called Verizon and complained. Obviously the guy did not seem to care. I also noticed my buddy's Motorola Droid and he has tons of dust under his screen, so it doesn't seem to be an HTC only issue. Quality of items is just going down the tubes. I guess either deal with some of these issues or don't get the phone, it blows though such hyped up phone and it is very poorly made.
  4. jbuck1984

    jbuck1984 Android Enthusiast

    I had dust under my lense. That lense cover is removable. It is held together with 4 small dollups of rubber cement. I took my lense off, carefully shot some air in and around the lense and then also underneath the lense cover and placed the lense back on. The rubber cement substance continued to be sticky so I didn't mess with re-glue. Worked fine for me!
  5. narf

    narf Well-Known Member

    Yeah i am noticing a slight accumulation of dust under my lens cover. I'm going to wait until it gets worse before I pull off the cover since there's no gaurantee the glue will still be sticky. So sad, my 30 day return just ended...
  6. dcesq06

    dcesq06 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I believe there is a glass cover over the lens that is secured by cheap rubber cement/adhesive. I was able to remove that without an issue. But I think my issue is dust under the actual lens, which I'm not too sure how to get to without taking the "void" screws out.
  7. narf

    narf Well-Known Member

    Can you physically see the dust underneath the real lens or just that black spot after a photo is taken? The problem may be from a burned out sensor.
  8. dcesq06

    dcesq06 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I cannot see the spot underneath the real camera lens, but I can see the black spot when looking through the viewfinder. Its always there. I don't know for a fact that it is dust, but I couldn't think of anything else that it could be.

    Would a burned out sensor produce the type of black spot that I see through the viewfinder and on the pictures?
  9. poland626

    poland626 Well-Known Member

    I can see a very small piece of lint under my lens but it doesn't show up on pictures. This does seem to be a problem. As someone with OCD it's hard to ignore :p
  10. Taylored

    Taylored Android Enthusiast

  11. liero

    liero Lurker

    Does anyone know how to remove the glass that covers the camera on DX safely. And will this void the warranty
  12. cece74

    cece74 Lurker

    Did you solve your problem ?
    I now have exactly the same kind of dark zone in my pictures on my Galaxy S and also would like to know whether it can be dust or damaged sensor....
  13. majense77

    majense77 Lurker

    This is EXACTLY the same thing that shows up on my DINC2 camera. The splotch even looks the same.
  14. androiderb89

    androiderb89 Lurker

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