Can I remove or diable my camera from my cell phone?
January 22, 2009 7:08 PM Subscribe
Can I remove or disable my camera on my cell phone?
posted by btkuhn to Grab Bag (17 answers total)
I have a Verizon LG cell phone that I think is model LG VX5400 (I don't have the manual available at the moment, but it looks like that model on the website). My living situation is somewhat complicated, but without going into an extended explanation, I cannot have a phone with a working camera for security/privacy reasons. Before buying a new phone without a camera to replace this one, I'm wondering if it is possible to disable the camera on this phone, either by physically disabling the lens, or by some other means (could Verizon disable it)?
I already asked about simply covering the lens with permanent marker or nail polish, but this is unacceptable because nail polish can be rubbed away. It looks like I could take a knife (or a hammer) and try to pry away or smash the lens, enough to disturb functioning, but I am obviously worried about breaking the phone entirely.
Does anyone have any suggestions, or is my best bet to see if I can damage the lens without breaking the entire phone? I only use the phone for talk, and don't really care about any of the other functions.