4 Replies Latest reply: Oct 16, 2010 1:30 PM by Stephen Hill
josh vanslam Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I used my iPhone 4 without a case for 2 days and noticed it's camera lens cover was covered with scratches. The rest of the phone was spotless. Any idea on this?

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  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (93,525 points)
    Ideas on what?

    I think that your lens is, or appears, to be scratched.

    Is it reflected in the pics taken with it?
  • josh vanslam Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Ideas on repair/replacement. Yes, when looking views that have lights there is a tremendous amount of glare.
  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (93,525 points)
    Not sure about the lens, but Apple does replace the back of the iphone for $29 ( maybe $39). You could make an appointment at the local genius bar to have them look at it or call them to ask about repair options and prices.
  • Stephen Hill Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    After reading this thread today (I have the same problem) I found a site that sells a replacement cover. It was only $5 (ish) including shipping.

    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.46576~r.99999999

    It looks very easy to do yourself. I heard it was easy to take off the back of the iPhone4 so I tried it before ordering. It's so simple. Search in youtube for a video to help you. Short version is remove the 2 screws at the bottom, slide the cover up slightly (1/4 inch?) and it pops right off. Easy! Next you have to pop out the lens cover from the back glass. This proved to be much more difficult as it's glue in there. Be careful. I just kept working my fingernail around the lens cover on the inside of the back of the phone. Eventually it came out fairly easily, I just had to work at it. Then I put it all back together & am awaiting my replacement lens cover to swap in.