Fixing a scratched lens with a floppy disk
Tonight I was inspired by Micky Aldridge (not Ricky Cadden, as I said in the video – my apologies to both), who wrote about Nokia finally acknowledging the N97 scratched lens problem, which I’ve experienced myself.
I used Micky’s tutorial on replacing the N97 lens cover to fix the scratched lens on my N97 review unit with a MacGyver-esque hack involving a floppy disk :)
If you’re thinking WTF, watch my video! No matter what, don’t try this at home, unless you’re OK voiding your warranty…
Thats a pretty clever fix thanks for making the video :)
I am wondering how your camera lens is now 6 months on? Any problems with dust etc?
This was a temporary measure. Nokia eventually fixed the problem with a new part…
Several weeks later I ordered this new part and replaced my hacked part with it!
No problems with the lens.
I just got my n97 back from repair for this scratching problem and its starting to scratch again. I dont think they used the new part :/
Can the general public buy this part?