1. pepe58's Avatar
    Hi , my camera HTC OX stopped focusing after 2 years, as it was getting warm I thought it was related to the battery.
    I replaced battery and the phone runs cooler and faster, however the focus still does not focus. Its as if the focus is fixed.
    close up and distance shots are blurred.

    I have read other posts that suggested a phone reset, which I did, but with no effect.
    Phone is running android 4.1.1 with the latst software updates.
    Not sure what to try next
    01-06-2015 03:09 AM
  2. belodion's Avatar
    Welcome to AC.

    It sounds like a hardware fault. I suppose it's possible you've got a third-party app interfering with normal camera function but I think the hardware fault is more likely.

    Also, have you tried installing a different camera app?

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    01-06-2015 07:27 AM
  3. pepe58's Avatar
    Thank you for the fast reply,
    yes I have tried different camera apps but with the same issue.
    When I replaced the battery, I did notice that the main camera is a small module and I think it can be purchased . Is this the hardware that could be at fault or is it more on the main pcb.
    Thank you
    01-07-2015 08:35 AM
  4. Rukbat's Avatar
    The camera module would be the most likely candidate, but I wouldn't suggest that you attempt to replace it yourself if you've never repaired a cellphone, no matter how tempting it is to save all that labor cost. If you damage something else, you'll be replacing that. Then if you damage something else ... etc., until the repair bill to fix everything you broke (assuming you can find a shop that will work on a phone you worked on) will be MANY times the price of having the camera replaced.

    (It's also possible that the focus driver on the motherboard is bad, which would mean a new motherboard, not a new camera. A repair shop would ascertain that before spending money on parts, then give you an estimate based on which part needed to be replaced.)
    01-07-2015 05:00 PM

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