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Galaxy S8 Cracked Camera Lens Replacement

Galaxy S8 Cracked Camera Lens Replacement

If you have a cracked camera lens on your
Galaxy S8, don’t worry, it can be replaced on its own for cheap – without opening up
the phone. And the repair doesn’t take very long. It is pretty tricky though, so make sure to
watch this video all the way through. Let’s get started. [Intro] The exterior protective camera glass for the
Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus is the exact same size on both phones. The clear glass has no focusing abilities,
it’s just a little square clear protection. The main thing holding the glass onto the
phone is some really strong adhesive. This adhesive can be softened with some high
heat. You can use a hair dryer for this…but since
I don’t have a hairdryer, a heat gun works just as well. Once the glass is warmed up until it’s just
barely too hot to touch, you can pick your starting point. Mine’s going to be the center point where
the glass is broken. And then try to lift off the camera glass
without dropping any glass shards or dust into the camera unit below. The reason you don’t want any glass falling
inside of the camera unit is because in order for the camera to focus and stabilize, the
camera has to physically move, and if glass dust is caught down inside of the unit it
will block that movement making the camera unable to function. So, keep the dust and any new glass breakage
during this removal to a minimum. Feel free to warm up the glass if the adhesive
starts to harden again. After the big chunks are gone make sure to
clear that adhesive completely out from inside of that metal ring. If there are any little niblets of adhesive
or bits of glass dust, when you press your new lens into place, the new lens will shatter
because of that pressure point. I’ll use the sticky side of a piece of tape
to try to pick up any remaining shards of glass inside the metal frame. And here you can see what I was talking about
earlier with how the camera needs to physically move around in order to stabilize itself and
focus. A good replacement camera glass took me a
long time to find. There are a lot of plastic imitation lenses
on the market and nothing works quite as well as glass does, and these bonafide hardware
camera lenses are real glass. I’ll link these lenses down in the video
description. It’s not a bad idea to get one as a backup
or maybe get two if you’re actually attempting this repair on a Galaxy S8 because one might
break during the installation. It is glass after all. Make sure there are no fingerprints or dust
on the underside of that glass before you plop it down into the little square on that
metal frame. I’m using a clean cloth to just brush off
any prints, and then I can remove the adhesive protection. Then I’ll drop the lens into place. Gently situate the glass inside of that metal
square. This is where most people will probably break
the replacement lens by applying too much pressure. As a side note, even though there is adhesive
surrounding that lens, I still wouldn’t trust the replacement to be water-resistant. And while that might be slightly disappointing,
a cracked camera lens isn’t water-resistant either. The little yellow blip you see on the screen
is from my Galaxy S8 durability test a while back – it’s not from the camera. It looks like my focus is working and the
camera is taking clear pictures. A tip if your camera stops focusing is to
open up the camera app, turn the phone camera side down, and do a couple sharp taps on the
screen to jiggle any dust out of the camera unit. If that doesn’t work and the camera doesn’t
correct itself after a few days, the camera unit might have gotten damaged during the
glass breakage. Replacing the camera unit is also pretty inexpensive,
but it does require opening up the phones. I’ll link the repair video in the video
description if you want to see how that is done. If this video helped you or you thought it
was interesting, hit that subscribe button and come hang out with me on Twitter and Instagram. I’ve linked all the tools and replacement
parts in the video description right below this video. And thanks for watching. I’ll see you around.

100 thoughts on “Galaxy S8 Cracked Camera Lens Replacement”

  1. And now you have to show us a video of how to change the camera's frame cause it's scratched a lot during the process. Easier solution. Bring it to customer service and stay inside the warranty as well 😀

  2. Hey Jerryrigeverything!! I have a Moto G5 plus and recently the notification vibrate came loose👎👎 could you do a video on why phone vibrators will become loose and how to fix the problem ? Thanks!

  3. If u colour the camera lense with coloured marker pens the image would be a different colour or it will be the same ? I would love to find out .😁

  4. I'm not even considering getting a phone but I watch all of your videos. I always mistakenly read the title as "gf replacement video"

  5. My xiaomi note 4. Camera glass lens has broken and my camera unable to focus.
    Can i repair it with same manner?!


  7. I have seen all of your videos, please do the teardown of the note fan edition or a comparison with the note 7

  8. Hi guys ! I just craked my lens too on my S8 and I wanted to replace it . But I didn't understand all because I am french, and I would like to know if after the replace, the phone will be still water resistant ? I hope you guys will answer to me pls, TY 🙂

  9. Hey there Jerry, would you happen to have any idea if there's any way, either via hardware or software, to recalibrate the lens/focus? Unfortunately in the process I must have fucked up, because now it has major focus problems.

  10. i called samsung and they said that their phones are still water resistant after a repair i dont really belive it though

  11. Hi please help me. So i pay a servuce guy to replace me that all good. But now my camera is not focusing property. What i should do? The camera seems allright.

  12. Thank's a lot man. You are a life saver. I just changed my glass perfect only watching this video. 👏👏👏

  13. Hello! Loved your video. I am attempting to order the replacement lens I need for my Galaxy S8+, but noticed the suggested ordering info you provide is not the same as in the video, which is the Bonafide Hardware brand. Does it matter? Thx!

  14. Pro tip: Let gravity help you keep the lens and lens cavity free of debris – use a padded vice or mounting jig to hold the phone upside down while removing the glass. It's a bit more difficult, and make sure you wear eye protection; the debris should fall away though, and your lens cavity should be free of dust and glass shards this way.

  15. THANK YOU! Now I don't have to spend several hundred on a replacement phone. my camera is all grainy looking right now. :O

  16. I just want to thank you mate. I used your video to get an idea as to how to fix the same problem i had. All the best to you!

  17. This was super helpful. I got the kit and did it myself. Didn't even brake one so now I have an extra!!! Thank you for the video 🙂

  18. Thank you for this, my camera lens cracked and I couldn't film anymore YouTube videos but I'm now back and filming, thank you!!

  19. Just now visiting this video. Thank you for making it, helped me out a bunch. Kind of a funny story, I was making a joke and bit my phone, happened to bite the camera! I was glad to know it was a $7, 5 minute repair.

  20. Just got off the phone with the Geek Squad, quoted me $125 to replace the glass because "they would have to replace the whole lens as it is connected to the glass" lol

  21. Replaced the lens cover with no problem, camera doesn't focus. I bought 2 replacement covers as suggested and removed first replacement. I checked the lens focus without replacement cover installed and it worked fine, focused near and far, I could see the lens physically moving. I Installed 2nd cover and again it cannot focus on anything further than 6 inches. What gives?

  22. I broke my 8+ camera lens and I watched your video 8 times before attempting to replace the camera lens I did it with ess thank you for the video now my s8+ camera is back to normal.

  23. thank you for this video. i shattered my lens, ive ordered the complete kit to attempt replacing my lens. i feel confident i can do this.

  24. Just a short note to say i just replaced my lens and it is working thank you for the great advice here. One note of caution. I had glasses on during the replacement and was working with a non broken lens. When I used a razor blade at the edge of the glass and pryed to loosen the lens, it shot a piece of glass that would've gone in my eye had it not been for the glasses, scared the beejesus out of me. Wear some form of eye protection while doing this!

  25. Great video… thanks for making it so clear, concise and easy to follow and understand! Best, Matt

  26. I went to the samsung store. They are saying the aftermarket third party lens could glitch up the phone. Is that true or just a myth? Thanks

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