The second generation HTC One—dubbed the HTC One (M8)—features a dual flash and the new Sense 6 UI, and was released March 25, 2014.

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How to Replace Rear Camera Module?

Short story, my rear main camera on my HTC one m8 is faulty. I bought an oem replacement and will soon take apart my phone. Question is, how do I get the rear camera out of the duo camera set up? I know how to take out the motherboard etc, but In photos of teardowns it seems that the rear camera and the extra duo camera sensor are connected together, and I am unsure how to remove my faulty main camera and then install the correct one. If any body knows what needs to be plugged in or can present theories of what is needed to be connected for re-installation I would be very thankful. Thanks.

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Hi Landon,

I had the exact same problem! My camera stopped working after I went for a 100KM bike ride. The vibrations broke the OIS. Very disappointing.

I ordered a new module here: http://www.etradesupply.com/htc-one-m8-b...

Their stuff is 100% legit OEM parts.

So I ordered in the camera, than took apart the M8 by watching this tutorial on YouTube: https://youtu.be/CJtVKlmEbcU

The rear camera and the extra duo camera sensor are NOT connected together. There is a piece of hard copper tape and glue holding both camera sensors in place in the metal frame. A little heat and exacto blade did the trick.

From there I put the phone back together and everything worked perfectly!

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-Roman @romanakozak on twitter

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thank you so much! Im going to try this next weekend. How long did it take you and do you have any tips or pointers that you learned while doing it? Thanks again, you are a huge help.

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What did you end up using to mount the new module into the copper housing?

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I used hot glue! However anything should work (super glue, adhesive etc...)

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I used JB weld for mine. tough stuff but ill never get it out haha. Doesnt seem like my duo camera is working though. (doesnt say its blocked) im on a gpe rom though so idk

Not to mention i broke my gps (i think that took the compass with it)

But i also broke my nfc, any idea on why i cant turn it on?

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Hi Roman. To get to the draughtboard (where the camera is) did you have to remove the main motherboard too? And also did you have to disconnect any cables or connections to be able to get to the rear main camera module? Thanks

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Hi Roman, when you replaced the camera did you receive a 'duo camera is blocked' message? As I replaced the screen on my M8 and get this message now. Apparently the duo camera needs to be calibrated once it gets disconnected from the motherboard or top board and this can only be done using HTC software.

Update (01/11/2016)

Sadly I didn't manage to sort this, suppose just have to love with it.

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Hi, no I didn't receive this message. Perhaps you purchased a non-OEM part?

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I didn't change any of the camera parts, I only changed the screen and frame which meant taking off all the components. Maybe I didn't align the camera perfectly.

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By the way HTC fixed it for free under warranty.

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Same problem for me

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Hi abdul. As you said the camera needs to recalibrated. Can you please tell me which htc software is required, & how to do it?

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Yk Varma I didn't manage to sort it sadly

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Htc fixed it for free under warranty as the phone has 2 years warranty. Got an M9 now but not as good as the M8

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my M8 rear camera is also blurry and makes a 'buzzing' sound when trying to focus.. would you believe problem is resolved for me when i turn the phone upside down?? (also works in landscape when the front htc logo is on left, but not on right!!).. all this time and effort looking for a solution..

although it's not a permanent fix, it's a temporary solution that might work with others experiencing the same problem..

TM

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i just 'fixed' an identical issue to this which occurred after a gym session (i think)

i removed the lens cover (larger of the two) and noted that the crackling and constant jiggling of focus in/out (which incidentally drains the battery pretty quickly) stopped when i stabilised the lens within its casing. i used masking tape (sticks but 'gives' a little) over a third of the square casing which just nips the lens and holds it still

camera back to taking focused snaps, zoom works, and there's no crackling

elbeardmorez

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I am having this issue. Question for elbeardmorez - to stabilise the lens in its casing, did you have to take the phone apart?

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Guys i have the same problem! I ordered a htc m8 camera (only the big one),i asked some people and they said i must to install a new asoftware in my htc,is that right,if i replace the camera,wiill it work? i will ned a new software to install or i jsut must to restart or reset to work.my rear camera is not working,and the led not too.if i will replace that camera,with a new one,the led will work? i have from that camera a orange copper but that gone off from the camera? is that usefull,or i dont must to use it,can you help me please?

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Just replaced the rear camera but when I got to launch the camera app, I get a black screen and then a few seconds after, the app closes. Any ideas?

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