Note 8 Camera Lens Replacement – Cracked Glass fix

You’re probably watching this video for one
of two reasons: either you’ve reached the end of the Internet and have nothing left
to watch, or you’ve broken the camera lens on your Samsung Note 8 and you want to fix
it for cheap instead of paying a huge insurance deductible. Well, you’re in the right spot because I have
a broken camera lens. Oh, wait. Hold on. Okay, now it’s broken. Let’s get started. [Intro] The biggest tip I can give during this operation
is to go slow, be careful, and don’t let the glass fall into the camera unit. Glass dust inside the camera will keep it
from focusing later on. I’ll give you some tips on how to correct
the situation if it should happen to befall you. There are two types of lenses. One that comes with a full metal frame – this
would need to be installed under the back panel, which is a little more difficult, but
if the back glass of your phone is already cracked and needs to be replaced anyway, it’s
easier to replace the frame of the camera lens and the back panel at the same time. It took me a long time to source these Bonafide
Hardware camera lenses. There are a lot of imitation cheap flexible
plastic lenses out there, but as you can see, these are a much higher quality glass version. If you don’t want to remove the back glass
panel of your phone, buy the glass only version of the camera lens. It has the adhesive pre-installed. It is a little more dangerous to replace,
but the whole operation is easier because you only have to remove one thing instead
of the whole back panel. I’ll explain. Heat is going to be our best friend during
this operation, along with a thin pair of tweezers which I’ll link in the video description. Heat softens the adhesive under the glass
layer, making the little shards of glass easier to pull up without breaking them. You want to minimize the breakage as much
as possible. Remember, since glass is the same hardness
as glass, any bits of glass dust laying around in your work space has potential to rub up
against the screen and scratch it and give it some micro abrasions. So try to keep the glass dust clear from the
work space. Each time the lens cools down, the adhesive
will get hard, I’ll just warm it up again. It’s a rather tedious process because I’m
taking special care not to let the glass fall into the camera unit. The camera has optical image stabilization
and a focus mechanism requires movement, so getting glass jammed up inside the Note 8
camera unit will keep things from moving and working like normal. The exterior glass we are installing has nothing
to do with focus – just protection. All of the focus and stabilization happens
underneath the glass. All of the glass dust, shards, and adhesive
needs to be cleaned off from inside the metal camera lens frame. Any dust left will become a pressure point
for the new glass and might cause the new glass to break when it gets pressed into place. I’ll flip the phone over and give it a couple
sharp taps with my finger to help dislodge any dust caught inside the camera unit. It looks like this Note 8 is focusing on both
my hand and my metal pry tool easy enough with both the normal lens and the telephoto
lens. So now it’s time to put the new glass into
place. I’ll have these Bonafide Hardware lenses linked
in the description. The important thing is to make sure there
are no fingerprints on the inside of the lens before putting it down. It needs to be clean on the underside. I’ll blow it off to get rid of any dust and
gently remove the adhesive protection without touching the underside of the glass, and then
I can set it into place. Remember, glass is glass and doesn’t need
any force. I’ll make sure it’s snug and the adhesive
will do the rest. And there we go, the glass is installed, flush
with the back surface of the phone. I’ll test it out really quick, and it’s having
no problems with either of the two lenses, focusing on my hand and the pry tool. If it was to stop focusing, I’d give it a
few sharp taps on the screen while the camera was facing down to help dislodge any debris. Everything I used in this video will be linked
in the video description whether your camera lens is broken already or you are the prepared
type just buying a backup, I hope I was able to help out. Hit that subscribe button if you haven’t already,
and thank you so much for watching. I’ll see you around.

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