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    Hi,

    just realized that the matt-finished bluish lens coating got scratched away partially on my iPhone
    Anyone similar experience? Is there a chance of getting a replacement part for this except ordering a complete back cover (if available)?

    Here's an image:
    (ignore the "404 not found" - just click on the image )

    Thanks!
    Last edited by Diet; 08-27-2007 at 08:50 AM.



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    cnn.cn is where you can look for parts. I don't see just the lens anywhere but getting the back may be best.

    How about asking Apple, if it is off it could be a defect.

    Are you sure its scratched off and not just requiring a cleaning. Anti-glare coating looks funny when smudged.

    Does it effect your pictures?
    How did this happen you think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonsmith View Post
    cnn.cn is where you can look for parts. I don't see just the lens anywhere but getting the back may be best.
    I'm already searching for the best source for replacement parts. I'm living in Germany so the postage ist very expensive for orders from abroad
    How about asking Apple, if it is off it could be a defect.
    sorry - no warranty here in Germany ... especially since I did the hardware unlock.
    Are you sure its scratched off and not just requiring a cleaning. Anti-glare coating looks funny when smudged.
    Yes - I'm absolutely sure. It's definitely scratched off. I'm using a microfibre cloth for cleaning the display and the chrome parts of the iPhone. And yes: it's a very bad photo. I'll try to take a better one and post it here ...
    Does it effect your pictures?
    Didn't take photos since I realised the defect. Must check this.
    How did this happen you think?
    I'm using a soft case from my Sony Ericsson P800 and probably the material on the inside is too rough and moving the iPhone around in my trouser pockets using this bag seems having scratched it off

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    I just want to leave a quick note here that:

    1) the lens on the iPhone is, indeed, plastic, not glass. I know this for a fact. I used acetone to remove the coating and it ate into the lens. Itís plastic. Definitely.

    2) I found one source for a new lens (after a lot of searching and email):

    http://www.etechparts.com/ProductDet...ode=822%2D4025

    It just arrived today and itís an exact replacement (minus the decorate silver bezel, which you have to grab from the old lens).
    Just thought Iíd post something to try to help out.

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    could you post some details about how you swap out the lens.
    I have some old camera UV filter and clear lens I can have ground down to the right size for free.
    Just the headache of swapping it out or in


 

 

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