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Posted (edited) · UM3E blurry webcam / camera view

Like the title says, the webcam view that I have on my Ultimaker 3 Extended is very blurry. I haven't seen any other cases of this on the community so hence this thread. Obviously i have tried gently cleaning the lens with a cloth and also I have unscrewed the webcam PCB and took a good look at the lens and print but did not see any contamination.

 

I added two example pictures so you see what I mean. In the pictures it seems almost as if the room is foggy, which it isn't. The lighting in the room is just a regular office light setting so nothing weird there.

 

Before escalating this to the reseller I'd want to know the experience of others and possible ways to fix this.

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    Posted · UM3E blurry webcam / camera view

    Hello, it sounds quite obvious but just to be sure; have you tried to clean the lens?

    If so and it still looks foggy / out of focus, you may want to contact your reseller. 

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    Posted · UM3E blurry webcam / camera view

    @SandervG Yes I already stated that in the post. There wasn't really anthing to clean except for the outer part of the lens since the lens fixture cannot be disassembled.

     

     

    21 hours ago, Ferryy said:

    Obviously i have tried gently cleaning the lens with a cloth and also I have unscrewed the webcam PCB and took a good look at the lens and print but did not see any contamination.

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    Posted · UM3E blurry webcam / camera view

    I'm having the same issue.  I used a glasses cleaning cloth with distilled water.  It is a tiny bit better, but no joy, still very fuzzy. 

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    Posted (edited) · UM3E blurry webcam / camera view

    We've had this problem also.....

     

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    Contacted reseller and obtained this:

     

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    Now the problem has been sorted:

     

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    According to reseller: "The camera sometimes go myopic over time". 

     

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    Posted (edited) · UM3E blurry webcam / camera view

    Thats what I get from buying used on ebay.  Such is life.  Thanks for the info, I will contact a reseller to see what I can do.

     

    BTW, what kind of a connecter does it use?  USB?  Just curious.

    Any hints on how to remove/replace it?  Like directions online?

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    Posted · UM3E blurry webcam / camera view
    13 hours ago, servant74 said:

    Thats what I get from buying used on ebay.  Such is life.  Thanks for the info, I will contact a reseller to see what I can do.

     

    BTW, what kind of a connecter does it use?  USB?  Just curious.

    Any hints on how to remove/replace it?  Like directions online?

     

    It has USB on one end and Micro USB on the other.

     

    We found it much easier to remove the camera housing from the printer frame open the case and change the Camera Board ONLY (by un-plugging the micro USB end and replacing). A lot easier than trying to re-route the new cable. Really simple and easy to do.

     

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    Posted · UM3E blurry webcam / camera view

    Thanks.  I will give it a shot today!

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