Dirt in camera lens?

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My rear camera images have dark circular patches on them.
 

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Hi, I made the opening post. How do I fix it? I'd like to remove the glass, clean it and put it back. All the how tos on the web are for cracked glass. I need to remove it without breaking it.
 

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Welcome as a new member.

It depends on where the contamination is. If it’s dust or water condensation drops anywhere other than behind the front glass, it would really require a replacement camera module.

How you’d get at the front glass to clean it, if that’s where the trouble is, would depend on the phone.
 

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If the dirt is behind the glass or behind the lens, it's not going to show up as nice circles - there's nothing to focus them on the sensor. (Anything closer that a foot would show up as darkening the whole picture, as if you had closed the iris down.) I suspect a bad sensor. If the phone is out of warranty, you'll probably have to pay to get the camera module replaced.
 

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