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monderick

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Jun 30, 2010
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the plastic over my rear facing camera has lots of scuff marks in it. if i purchase a replacement backplate (white or black), does it come with a hole in the plastic over the camera or is that a combined piece with the camera itself?

it's hard to tell from the pictures i've seen and don't have a screwdriver small enough at the moment to check in advance. just looking for the easiest way to accomplish this.
thanks.
 

Pez555

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Apr 18, 2010
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the plastic over my rear facing camera has lots of scuff marks in it. if i purchase a replacement backplate (white or black), does it come with a hole in the plastic over the camera or is that a combined piece with the camera itself?

it's hard to tell from the pictures i've seen and don't have a screwdriver small enough at the moment to check in advance. just looking for the easiest way to accomplish this.
thanks.

i would just take it to your nearest apple store and get them to replace it. $29 or £25 depending which country you are in.
 

monderick

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Original poster
Jun 30, 2010
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i would just take it to your nearest apple store and get them to replace it. $29 or £25 depending which country you are in.

really? do they replace the entire back or just the camera lens?
it's strange that only the lens got scuffed and not the rest of the back, but 29$ is cheap.

thanks
 

Pez555

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Apr 18, 2010
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really? do they replace the entire back or just the camera lens?
it's strange that only the lens got scuffed and not the rest of the back, but 29$ is cheap.

thanks

yep entire back. A few members have had it done on here. I also phoned my local apple store and they said they do it for £25 (im in the UK).
 

MobiusStrip

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Dec 11, 2009
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Why pay a cent for this?

You're paying for Apple's monumental stupidity in putting a PLASTIC cover over a camera lens. Compounded by the stupidity of putting that cover flush with the surface of the back, so it can come into contact with whatever the phone lies on.

Topped off by the fact that the entire front and back of the phone are GLASS, but the most optically important part is PLASTIC.

Apple = unbelievable morons
 

1rottenapple

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Apr 21, 2004
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if its still under warranty (and you're paying a buttload per month on contract) just say theres something wrong with it.
 

MobiusStrip

macrumors 6502
Dec 11, 2009
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Yep, it'll be going back. I wish more people paid attention to these things and demanded competent products for their money. That means returning defective products and making sure the manufacturer knows about the problem.
 
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