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    I can't have a camera phone for the new job for security reasons but don't want to give up my 650.

    Is there a way to remove the camera? Ideally in a way that would allow me to put it back eventually?

    If not, is there a way to remove it or disable it permanently without causing damage to the rest of the phone?

    I remember that Verizon had a no camera version of the 600 a while back, but I can't use Verizon, and prefer a 650 and haven't seen a no camera version of the 650 anywhere.

    thanks.
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    you might just be stuck with having to take a different phone into work, and leaving the 650 locked up in either your car, or at home.
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    I thought that you could get a non-camera version of the Treo 650...maybe through Sprint.

    I think I saw a post about it in this forum, but I may be wrong. Check around...
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    does it need to b physicaly removed or disabled or would a software disablement do the trick?
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    Sprint does offer a cameraless phone.

    Follow this thread:
    http://discussion.treocentral.com/sh...ad.php?t=70384
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    Sprint does carry a non-camera version of Treo 650. Just call Sprint and ask for one. Not sure about Cingular and ATT at this time.
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    I can't have the camera even in the car in the parking lot.

    I have to disable the camera sufficiently so that a security goon looking at it will be convinced that it is disabled (i.e., a software disable or mere duct tape over the lense is not sufficient). I need to either remove the camera assembly (and replace with a plug of some kind) or just take a screwdriver and a hammer to the lense (but I don't want to break anything else).

    I'll ask sprint again -- when I first got this phone they claimed they didn't have a camera less phone. How could I trade a used camera 650 for a new camera less 650 without a big fee?

    I'm thinking maybe a strong opaque epoxy over the lens. . .
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    There was a program linked here that disabled it for a certain period of time. I don't remember what it was called but you should be able to search for it here.
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    you can safely remove the camera from the phone. you will receive an error message when launching the camera app saying that it can't find the driver- viewing photos is unaffected though. The problem is to do so, you obviously need to take the case off the treo and thereby void the warranty. you need a torx #5 driver i belive and something thin to pry apart the 2 halves of the case. after that the camera and many other components are just easily unplugged with no locking mechanism.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zmre2b
    ....If not, is there a way to remove it or disable it permanently without causing damage to the rest of the phone?
    thanks.
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    Someone needs to make a 3rd party form-fit case which covers the whole camera at the back...so pretend that there's no camera in there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sonson
    Someone needs to make a 3rd party form-fit case which covers the whole camera at the back...so pretend that there's no camera in there.
    If security will fall for that, I have serious concerns about our national security.
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    To remove the camera you will need a large nail.

    Insert Nail into lens, firmly. When you hear "crack" your camera is disabled.

    I have seriousely considered doing this for some time. I am often sent to cover an event that has a security zone with regard to cameras.

    No one in the world will ever believe the software lock, although I think it's a good idea.

    I think if I were you, I would physically remove it VERY CAREFULLY, or spring for the camera-less version.
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    would it not be possible to just get a rear cover without the hole for the lens, then just swap it out when u need the camera
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    Here's the url for the non-camera version on Sprint's web site.

    http://www.sprint.com/business/produ...lPcsPhones.jsp
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    Maybe you can get some modeling paint that matches the 650 and paint over the lens.
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    get a new job, how dare they mess with the treo!
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    If it is feasible, I would get a 2nd Treo 650 or 600 w/o camera from Sprint. With the right plan, that way you can have both. I have several friends whose agencies won't allow cam-phones. A good work-around.
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