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Tourist
Posts: 6

Hero 3 Black: Fogginess around edge of lense

Hi everyone, new to this forum. The title is pretty self explanatory. Basically the outer ring of the lense popped off, and I krazy glued it back on. (It only takes about 30 seconds to dry) Now, the next day, there is Fogginess around the edge of the lense. I'm not sure if the krazy glue had something to do with it or not, and I'm not sure of it's on the in or outside. I would post a pic but I'm not sure how, so of someone could yell me that too that would be great.
Tourist
Posts: 6

Re: Hero 3 Black: Fogginess around edge of lense

 
GoPro
Posts: 3,505

Re: Hero 3 Black: Fogginess around edge of lense

 

Hi @bravecave04253

 

Gluing it isn't really the best option. 

 

It would be best if you can attach a picture here so that we can check or provide solution. 

 

Regards,

-Jay 

Tourist
Posts: 6

Re: Hero 3 Black: Fogginess around edge of lense

I already glued it and asked how to send a pic
GoPro
Posts: 9,487

Re: Hero 3 Black: Fogginess around edge of lense

 

Hi @bravecave04253

 

Choose REPLY then click on the PHOTO icon. Next, choose the file name of the picture you'd like to attach.

 

 

Thanks!

Ej

Tourist
Posts: 6

Re: Hero 3 Black: Fogginess around edge of lense

I'm on a phone, can I not do it there? I don't see a photo icon. I know I'm being picky here but it would really mean a lot if you guys could help me out.
Explorer
Posts: 11,658

Re: Hero 3 Black: Fogginess around edge of lense

On a mobile device, scroll to the bottom of this page. You will see an option for FULL. By clicking this the webpage will change from the mobile version to the regular webpage. With this option, select REPLY (not QUICK REPLY). In the message body there will be a header. Select the picture icon and it will give you the option of uploading a photo.

From the description you gave, it sounds like it's the superglue causing the issue. If there was considerable condensation in the air, it could be that moisture was trapped under the lens. You can remove the superglue with nail polish remover. There is considerable risk to permanently damaging the lens/camera, but at this point there probably isn't much else you can do. Be sure to take the battery out of the camera before attempting any repairs.

If you need a new lens, you can get one here https://www.ifixit.com/Store/Parts/GoPro-Hero3-Black-Lens/IF300-009-1

For teardown/assembly, see this link https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/GoPro+Hero3+Teardown/12457

Best of luck!
Tourist
Posts: 6

Re: Hero 3 Black: Fogginess around edge of lense

Ok, thanks for the tips. It was hard to get a picture but this is the best one I could get.

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