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My lens is cracked on my flip cam, how do i fix it?

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They aren't too hard to open up and take apart. There's a glass piece the covers the actual lens and I'm guessing that is what broke. Once the flip is in pieces you can remove the glass piece and it will operate fine without it. If you want to replace it, you can either get a broken flip and use it for parts, but there's a pretty sticky, tough ring of tape holding that glass piece in place. You could also try a very clear piece of plexiglass and cut it to size. Haven't tried that one myself, but it may work.

Posted on Apr 15, 2010

Testimonial: "Great tip! I took an xacto knife and popped out the broken glass! "

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    I took mine to a watch repair shop and they found a watch crystal that fit perfectly.

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EBay has replacement glass lens that work great for $15.99 and they come with a protective film... I suggest to check it out if your lens is cracked or scratched.

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What type of lens did you use to replace it once you popped out the broken lens? I have the same problem, broken lens and my husband popped it out and says if I find a replacement lens he will glue it on.

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