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Camera Issue :( :(


Jul 23, 2007, 4:18 AM
I've only had my new LG 8700 for a couple of weeks. I bought the leather case from Verizon, but didn't like the way it fit, etc. So I've been really careful with it, putting it in my pocket with no other items (keys, change etc), so I wouldn't scratch the camera. Something has happened and coating over the lens (UV?) has started coming off, all my pictures are fuzzy. I've messed with all the settings, highest resolution etc. Has anyone else had this problem?

I've been extra careful about scratching this lens.

Jul 24, 2007, 5:18 PM
Sounds like its just the protective plastic coating on the phone, pull it off and you should be fine

Oct 4, 2007, 3:17 PM
OH YES!!! I KNEW I couldn't be the ONLY one to have this problem. I am starting on my 3rd LG8700 in 3 months, due to the problem you are describing.
My camera lens lasts approx 1.5 months before it looks like everyone in my pictures are standing in a fog.

NO wfine81, there is no cover on the lens to remove, although, it looks like it when the lens goes bad.

I have never damaged a cell phone or photo phone that I have owned. I am careful and keep my phone in a leather case on my hip, with a soft liner, OEM-Verizon.

The first time it went bad, 30-45 days after purchase, I returned it and was issued a brand new phone. Now, approx 30 -45 days, they gave me a refurbished unit at the store. I'm not real happy with that.


Oct 10, 2007, 9:02 AM
I had the problem as well. However, I noticed that nearly everytime I take out the phone, I end up with my thumb right on the lens. So I took a camera lens cleaning rag and some cleaner and thoroughly cleaned the lens. Voila, it's clear again.

You might want to try that first. However, be sure to use a camera cleaning rag and not paper towels which can scratch the lens.

Oct 21, 2007, 9:50 PM
I had this exact same problem. I'm very careful with my 8700 but at some point, it suddenly developed this issue. I carefully used some polish that I have for the plastic headlight covers on my car and that took car of it. I figured that the lens "cover" on the camera was plastic, not glass, so I decided to give the polish a try. That seems to have done the trick. For now, the problem has not come back. 🙂

Apr 24, 2008, 6:18 PM
I too had the foggy lens issue. I tried glass cleaner and LCD cleaner, with no luck. Finally tried camera lens cleaner with a soft cloth, and it cleaned right up! Pictures are now as clear as when it was new.

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