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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by papa j, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. papa j

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    hiya all
    a few days or even a week back one of you fine fellows was getting replacement glass for his camera lens on the htc desire .
    well i was wondering how you got on with it
    and was wondering what work was involved
     

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  2. DesireMe

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    For all that hassle, i can't see why you'd bother for so little improvements.
     
  3. widehead

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    The improvements on mine have made the difference between decent photos and a totally unusable camera.
     
  4. KlaymenDK

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    Please, *please* do a simple search and continue the appropriate thread. :rolleyes:

    @Moderators
    Would a moderator please merge this thread with #144342? It should align itself nicely, considering the posting times. Thanks! :cool:

    Anyway...

    I did that for several reasons:
    1) Hacking is fun! And really, taking the photos and posting the thread took more time that doing the actual job.
    2) The camera was nigh-on useless before, now it's not perfect but still *way* better. I know the pics don't do it justice -- but that's my lack of picture-uploadin' skillz, and nothing else.
    3) This will serve as inspiration for others, and a light criticism of HTC's crappy quality.
     
  5. LECTER

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    Over the hill and through the woods
    That
     
  6. matttye

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    • Push off the plastic lens cover with your finger/thumb.
    • Cover camera lens with a piece of some kind of screen protector so that it's still protected by something.
    • ???
    • PROFIT!
     
  7. faz1964

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    100% improvement and now no more worrying about putting the phone down without scratching the camera lens
     
  8. KlaymenDK

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    • Push off the plastic lens cover with your finger/thumb.
      • ...and, while trying to take a photo, drop your battery in a puddle of muddy water. Once the cover is off, there's no latch on that battery, you know.

    • Cover camera lens with a piece of some kind of screen protector so that it's still protected by something.
      • ...and photograph through a wine-gum lens AND a rubbery screen protector?
    I'm telling you, proper glass is the way to go.
     
  9. SUroot

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    Yeah glass or nothing.

    Although I popped my plastic out and went for nothing and had no problems. I couldn't recommend it as a course of action though. Luckily I have clean pockets.
     
  10. matttye

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    What are you talking about? I said push off the plastic lens cover, not the entire back cover. I mean snap off the plastic lens cover by pushing it with one of your digits.

    Yeah it looks fine :) I'm not a professional photographer but I can't see any difference between my photos with nothing covering the lens at all, and with a bit of screen protector on it.

    Just like the plastic got smudged/scratched the screen protector can too, so you have to change it every so often, but other than that it's a huge improvement over the plastic camera protector which gets severely scratched.
     
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