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    #41  
    apparently the new tungsten has a 1.3 mp camera and the software in the treo is ready for it. But the connector isnt exactly the same.

    see shadowmite.com

    i'd pay for an upgrade if someone was selling them.
  2. #42  
    Quote Originally Posted by efudd
    It’s the same America where security is a concern in the courthouse, as well as the privacy and anonymity of victims and juveniles. So although plenty of times they ban cameras for no good reason- there are plenty of reasons why at least sometimes and in certain areas of a court house banning them would be wise- so having a policy that they aren’t allowed all the time in all areas is probably not unreasonable.

    aside from extreme cases, I belive the public and the press is always allowed, so aside from electronic prrof there will always be witnesses.
    Hm...good points, not being in law I hadn't thought about those cases.
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    Thanks, Swifty. I'm wondering if my corporation would find it acceptable if I just opened the case and installed a shield over the camera lens. The only way to defeat that would be to take the camera apart at work and that would be a pretty obvious move. "What are you doing?" "Oh, I'm dissesembling my Treo650 for kicks...I do it all the time."
  4.    #44  
    I like the message from the camera app: "no camera available". My company doesn't matter if a camerea is "working", the existence is enough. If you have the case open, the task to take the camera out is the easier one.
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    Why you did´t just use mCamLock?
    http://www.motionapps.com/products.jsp?mcampe
    Abe Estrada
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    The same way they have technology to silence ringers/prevent calls in area - couldn't they also block camera use. Of course that would take phone manufacturers all agreeing on including a certain "code" on every phone (by law or whatnot) to make it happen.. but it's def not sci-fi. It's already do-able...
  7. #47  
    Quote Originally Posted by SamCraig
    The same way they have technology to silence ringers/prevent calls in area - couldn't they also block camera use. Of course that would take phone manufacturers all agreeing on including a certain "code" on every phone (by law or whatnot) to make it happen.. but it's def not sci-fi. It's already do-able...
    That would be cool. But there'd probably be a hacker who would break it within a month of release.
  8. #48  
    Quote Originally Posted by Abe
    Why you did´t just use mCamLock?
    http://www.motionapps.com/products.jsp?mcampe
    It would be to easy to do a hard reset and then a restore at work to get around mCamLock. Looks like I'll be removing the camera soon.
  9. #49  
    To add to a comment I left earlier, there is now software available that does a lock down on workstations to prevent removable media from being used,
    see http://www.itweb.co.za/office/securedata/0505030922.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by SamCraig
    The same way they have technology to silence ringers/prevent calls in area - couldn't they also block camera use. Of course that would take phone manufacturers all agreeing on including a certain "code" on every phone (by law or whatnot) to make it happen.. but it's def not sci-fi. It's already do-able...
    ... because what we all want is for other people to have arbitrary control over what we can and can't do with our own damn devices ...

    At least when it's a condition of employment or access to the building, you have the option to make a choice yourself. It's devices that interfere with the normal operation of my PDA that should be banned.
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    In NY there are various reasons in addition to the above why cameras are banned:

    1) There was an epidemic of people using them in health clubs to take pictures of others and post them on the internet. Not a joke.

    2) They have always been banned in the federal courthouse but camera phones are even banned in certain buildings where they don't want people to take pictures of the inside of the building. Perhaps for surveillance reasons, confidential work they may see, etc. "Out of sight" method does not work becuase in NYC you will encounter metal detectors in all of those buildings.

    3) If your place of employment does not allow them and there are no metal detectors, bring it in at your own risk of being discovered and terminated. If you think that security won't take this seriously...

    Good post. I still have my camera. I'd give it to my brother if need be and get one with Wifi...
  12. #52  
    Can the back cover of a factory-built cameraless CDMA Treo 650 be installed on a GSM Treo 650 that has had the camera manually removed per the thread?
  13. #53  
    Thanks for a well done, professional posting with pics. I have validated that your method works on the Treo 700W:

    http://discussion.treocentral.com/sh...641#post879641
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    Here's another thank you for posting the instructions. I performed the operation on a Treo 600 and it worked.

    The only difference is that there is no middle layer, and there are less tabs. Once the camera shield is popped open, you have access from only one side to carefully pry off the connector for the camera. The camera unit looks the same as the 650.

    I replaced the camera shield, put a happy face sticker on it, replaced the camera barrel, and snapped the phone back together. Looks cute.

    Camera started up and works fine.

    http://www.pbase.com/image/55576788.jpg http://www.pbase.com/image/55576792.jpg
    Last edited by raycastro; 02/01/2006 at 11:33 AM. Reason: Added Pictures
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    Hi Swifty,
    I would apreciate if you could help me.My 650 stop from talking (speaker blow out)i'm trying to find a new one and after that will try to change it.Could you show me in that pics where is located the speakers
    Thanks
    Luc
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    if u have a gsm phone y dont u just get a cheap $50 phone and switch sims when u need to
  17. #57  
    Quote Originally Posted by AlleyCat
    To add to a comment I left earlier, there is now software available that does a lock down on workstations to prevent removable media from being used,
    see http://www.itweb.co.za/office/securedata/0505030922.htm

    Which would work fine against the casual usage of such devices by employees, etc. It is trivially easy to boot up from floppy, cd, usb into an alternative operating system and copy attached storage until the cows come home.

    Similar to the arguments against software solutions to usb port usage. The best way to ensure people don't use their usb ports is to fill them with epoxy.
  18. #58  
    Does anyone here have a stock Treo that didn't have a camera when it came from Palm? I'm pretty sure that there's a ROM token in there that tells the Treo not to load the camera applications, but I don't have access to one to check.

    The 650 ROM tool (grack.com/romtool) will list out a bunch of tokens - I'm wondering if someone here is with the stock cameraless model might be able to run it.
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    Could you show me in that pics where is located the speakers
    Try this (only I have):
    http://home.arcor.de/swifty99/treo_back.jpg


    A remark to the camera SW switchoff:
    It just won't work:
    The security guy will ask you: "Does it have a camera?"
    You will answer: "Yes, But..." and you are out, I would loose my job, end of story.

    Nobody is interested if something works or not. Physical presence is absolutely enough, no discussion.

    swifty
  20. #60  
    I just wanted to say, I'm the biggest klutz in the world and I managed to do this without breaking my Treo. Be careful, though, go slow and allow yourself lots of time to do it. Thanks to everyone who contributed to this thread. A few points that I think are worth repeating:

    1. Needle or no needle, it's damn hard to remove that warranty sticker without damaging it. I managed to get it out in one piece but it's a little ripped, probably noticeable if you look closely.
    2. Use a credit card or something similar to pull apart the two halves of the Treo - the case dings pretty easily, I used a mini-screwdriver and left a few noticeable marks.
    3. Watch out for the side buttons, they tend to fall out when you take the Treo apart.
    4. Tape a little piece of paper or something over the inside of the camera lens so that it's OBVIOUS there is no camera.


    Thanks again!
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