1. AC Question's Avatar
    So I have a HTC 816, have had it for about 6 months now. It used to take amazing photos, but after not using the camera for a little while it is now blurry and unfocused. All camera settings are normal and reset to default after changing it around a bit. I've searched many forums and websites but I cannot find a straight answer to how to fix it. is there an upgrade? Can I get it serviced? this is quite frustrating as I am a photography/art student and normally just use my phone when I do not have my camera with me. The front or 'selfie' camera works just fine and it's way to awkward to use that all the time!
    01-17-2015 06:24 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    Take a careful look at the rear camera lens with a strong light and a magnifying glass. Is there any dirt on it?

    If not, the camera itself is about $75 (plus labor to install it).
    01-17-2015 07:42 PM
  3. ughbritney's Avatar
    I can't see any kind of dirt on it (I've cleaned it numerous times), although the lens does look kind of damaged from dropping the phone multiple times. Can I just get the lens cover replaced?
    01-17-2015 10:42 PM
  4. ughbritney's Avatar
    Just answered my own question with more googling on old threads. Apparently most HTC cameras get a build up of 'grime' and can be cleaned with a drop of water and then scratched gently with a credit card then followed by being wiped with soft cleaning cloth (like one you would use for your glasses) tada.
    01-17-2015 10:56 PM
  5. Rukbat's Avatar
    Now there's an example of how not to design a phone camera.

    Glad you got it cleaned up.
    ughbritney likes this.
    01-17-2015 11:00 PM

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