Question about Pure Digital Flip Video Camcorder
If you've never received an answer to this, I have a Flip UltraHD that had the same problem. I took pictures all along the way of fixing it. Let me know if you'd like to see how to fix it! Not hard at all if you're GENTLE!
Shame on Flip for not making this simpler!
Posted on Jan 19, 2010
EBay has them for $15 bucks. Easy install.
Posted on Jun 29, 2010
I purchased a replacement Flip Video Lens from eBay. Cost $15 bucks and free shipping. Easy to install and saved me from buying a new Flip.
Posted on Jul 04, 2010
I really want to thank JPTinKS. Because of your post I was able to fix my flip cam after the lens broke all by myself. I took it to 5 jewelry stores in my area and even a watch repair shop to replace the lens cover and NO ONE would even touch it. They all said it couldn't be done and didn't know how it could be (after I told them that I read online that it could be). One even said that I could take it apart myself, then bring it to them and they could look at it and see if they could fix it - for $40!!!
So, I used this post and took it apart by myself using an Exacto knife. It was so simple. It literally took me 2 minutes (and JPTinKS is right, the outer rim is SUPER delicate so be careful not to bend it, like he said!). I then found a watch repair website ( http://www.esslinger.com/roundmineralglasscrystalx1mmthick.aspx ) and ordered the crystal to replace it myself. The measurements are 1mm thick and about 20mm diameter. The lens itself cost .88 cents! Only problem with this site is that you need to order $10 worth of stuff for the minimum order but it ships fast and is exactly what you need to fix your lens cover. To meet the $10 I ordered extra lenses (though I think this will probably last longer being they are a high quality crystal), watch glue (to glue it back into place) and a pair of watch tweezers (to meet the $10 PLUS it seemed like a good idea so I didn't get fingerprints on the crystal).
If you attempt this, good luck! It's really simple. The hardest part is taking the outer cover off of the broken camera without bending it - other than that though, it is extremely easy!
PS: Just a side note: The new lens is slightly different than the original being that it doesn't have the black rim on the crystal (since it is watch crystal) but you don't need that - it's just paint anyway for aesthetic purposes!
Posted on Apr 22, 2010
You want Mineral Glass like Esslingers site or their ebay The Mineral Glass is Hardened and tempered so it doesnt turn color, scratch or break easily, Plastic scratches very easily and is not what you want for a lens or dust cover! Plus they are the only ones I have seen with a tool kit and epoxy and an extra crystal in case you screw up or have to do another camera...
Flip broken lens repair kit
Flip Broken Lens Repair kit WITH TOOLS
Or you can get it from there website:
I'm just posting this because when I needed my camera fixed I contact them and some other guy on ebay and they were very helpful and fast shipping. Shop around though there may be new sellers on ebay or amazon to I dont know about,
Now I am about to purchase a Flip Slide for ym girlfriend anyone know if those use the same size dustcover? Thanks guys!
Posted on Feb 07, 2012
I have same problem. Would you please show me the pictures of fixing the lens protector?? Thanks.
Posted on Feb 20, 2010
Same thing happened to me in the Middle East, Muscat Oman. I read all your posts on this site and others. I took it to a tiny Souk (market) watch repair guy and he fixed it perfectly overnight for 6 Omani Riyals =$US 15 so if a little old Indian guy can do it here overnight someone near you in the US should be able to.
Posted on Feb 15, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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