1. AlpineAddict's Avatar
    Hi all...

    When you folks bought your HTC M8, did anyone experience a plastic stick cover on the camera lens? The reason I ask is that my camera has started taken washed out pictures (the phone is only 7/8 weeks old)... This happened on my iPhone and it turned out I had not taken the protective sticky cover off...

    I have looked hard at the lens and I can see that there 'could' be a plastic sticky protective cover as it 'looks' like there are scratch marks on it... But after trying to pick at the edges gently, nothing seems to start to remove...?????

    If anyone can tell me if they have or haven't then that would be awesome... Cheers folks...
    07-10-2014 04:19 PM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    I've actually read quite a few of these cases with the M8 It seems there's a defect with the lens itself, not a plastic cover outside it (like we had with the S4 :P hehe).

    It's my understanding that this issue is not debated at stores and you should get a Warranty replacement unit for it.
    07-10-2014 04:35 PM
  3. whitelunchbag's Avatar
    There is already a thread with 400+ posts about this

    Posted by my Nexus 7 (2013)
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    07-10-2014 04:52 PM
  4. B0WIE's Avatar
    There's a huge thread about it which tells you how to fix it. Some M8s have the issue. Mine didn't.
    07-10-2014 05:14 PM
  5. kronosqq's Avatar
    As others have said, there's another thread for this issue. It's either random factory gunk or a UV filter, either way it's basically totally unnecessary and doesn't need to be there as it scratches so easily. Take a q tip, and some toothpaste (pure white stuff, nothing with glittery stuff or crystals in it), put a glob on the lens, and rub firmly with the qtip for a while. Might take 5 minutes and a couple of toothpaste applications but it'll come right off and be scratch free. You can use an alcohol wipe or something like that to remove the toothpaste.

    Sent from my HTC One M8
    07-10-2014 05:14 PM
  6. AlpineAddict's Avatar
    Thx folks... I know its hard to miss but I didn't see the thread... Read it all now... Thx again
    07-11-2014 03:42 AM
  7. scott_0's Avatar
    I used some automotive scratch remover (Meguiares to be exact) followed by some automotive wax (again Meguiares) and my lense is as good as new

    sent from HTC M8 using tapatalk
    07-11-2014 08:25 PM

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