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3 Samsung Galaxy Camera Repair Options & What It Costs

Have a broken Samsung Galaxy camera? Here are three Galaxy camera repair options and how much each costs, plus a breakdown of whether you should fix your Galaxy phone or sell it.

NOTE: If your Galaxy phone is still under warranty, check with Samsung to see if you can get it repaired for free. Here’s Samsung’s warranty page.

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Samsung Galaxy camera repair costs compared

Here’s how much you can generally expect to pay to repair or replace your Galaxy camera.

Repair Option Rear Camera Lens Rear Camera Module Front Camera Module
DIY Repair $2 – $9 $14 – $25 $4 – $10
Professional Repair $49 – $100 $59 – $149 $59 – $90
Insurance Claim $99 – $250 $99 – $250 $99 – $250

Option 1: DIY Samsung Galaxy camera repair – $2 to $25

The cheapest option is to buy replacement parts and fix your own Samsung Galaxy camera. However, the repair can prove difficult and risk damaging your phone – especially if you have a broken front or rear camera module. Rear camera lens replacement is easier, but it still requires you to remove the back cover.

Expect to pay between $2 and $25 for replacement parts, depending on your model and which camera is broken. Toolkits start at $5 if you don’t already have the tools you need.

Here are some example replacement Samsung Galaxy phone camera and lens prices. Note that many parts suppliers sell aftermarket Samsung phone parts, but some sell OEM (original equipment manufacturer) parts.

Model Repairs Universe FizEZ eTech Parts
Galaxy S10 Front Camera: $8
Rear Camera: $14
Rear Lens: $3
Front Camera: $8
Rear Camera: $16
Rear Lens: $4
Front Camera: $4
Rear Camera: $16
Rear Lens: $2
Galaxy S9 Front Camera: $9
Rear Camera: $14
Front Camera: $5
Rear Camera: $11
Front Camera: $4
Rear Camera: $9
Rear Lens: $2
Galaxy Note 9 Front Camera: $10
Rear Camera: $25
Rear Lens: $9
Front Camera: $8
Rear Camera: $14
Rear Lens: $3
Front Camera: $4
Rear Camera: $18
Rear Lens: $2

How to replace your Samsung Galaxy camera

WARNING: This can be a complex repair, especially if you’re inexperienced. Understand the risk of additional damage that could void any warranties and insurance policies.

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The process differs by camera, lens and phone model, but generally involves these steps:

  1. Use a hair dryer or heat gun to heat the rear case and soften the underlying adhesive
  2. Use a spudger or guitar picks to pry around the seam and remove the rear case
  3. If you need to replace the rear camera lens, heat it to soften the adhesive until you can remove it. If that’s all you need to repair, you can insert the replacement lens and reassemble your phone
  4. If you need to replace the front or rear camera, you’ll disconnect various components to access them
  5. Install the new front or rear camera, then reassemble your Samsung Galaxy phone

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Search iFixit or YouTube for detailed, step-by-step instructions. Here are examples of each repair type for a Galaxy S10.

Rear Camera Lens

Rear Camera Module

Front Camera Module

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Option 2: Professional Samsung Galaxy repair service – $49 to $149

A safer (and easier) option is to have your Samsung Galaxy camera replaced by a professional repair shop. Local options can often complete the repair in a day, either in-store or at your location. Online mail-in repair services take longer, but they’re good options if you don’t have any local repair shops.

Expect to pay between $49 and $149 for professional camera replacement, depending on your model and whether you need the front, rear or just the rear lens replaced.

NOTE: Repair shops do not always list this specific repair on their websites, but that doesn’t mean they don’t do it. In some cases, they haven’t updated service listings – especially for newer models. If you don’t see the repair listed, call or email to see if they offer it.

Sometimes a repair shop won’t offer a specific repair because it’s too uncommon to stock parts. In other cases, the repair might be exceedingly difficult and not profitable for the shop; or components might be so expensive that it’s not worth repairing the device. Do your research and don’t hesitate to contact shops to see if they’ll fix your phone.

Here are some example repair shop prices.

Model Bad Apple QuickFix Jet City Device Repair
Galaxy S10 Rear Camera: $79
Rear Lens: $79
Front Camera: $80
Rear Camera: $100
Rear Lens: $100
Front Camera: $90
Rear Camera: $60
Rear Lens: $60
Galaxy S9 Front Camera: $69
Rear Camera: $69
Rear Lens: $49
Rear Camera: $100
Rear Lens: $100
Front Camera: $90
Rear Camera: $90
Rear Lens: $50
Galaxy Note 9 Front Camera: $59
Rear Camera: $59
Rear Lens: $59
Front Camera: $80
Rear Camera: $100
Rear Lens: $100
Front Camera: $90
Rear Camera: $120
Rear Lens: $50

Before you choose a repair company, always ask if they offer a parts and labor warranty. You should also ask about your service tech’s experience and credentials as well as part quality. Note that some repair services might offer OEM (original equipment manufacturer) parts, while others might only provide aftermarket parts.

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Option 3: File an insurance claim – $99 to $250

Another option is to file an insurance claim, provided you have phone insurance. Your insurer might offer a choice between mail-in, in-store or on-location camera repair. Note that some companies will overnight a refurbished Samsung Galaxy phone rather than repair and return yours.

Expect to pay a deductible ranging between $99 and $250, depending on your model and insurance company. Here are some example Samsung Galaxy camera repair deductibles.

Insurer Camera Repair Deductible
Samsung Care $99
SquareTrade $149
Verizon $189 – $249
AT&T $200 – $250
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Is it worth fixing your Samsung Galaxy camera?

Should you fix your camera or sell your phone broken? You can base your decision on how much your Samsung Galaxy is worth broken versus repaired, especially if you plan to upgrade soon.

Start by calculating the net value of your phone after charging port repair on Flipsy.

For example, at the time of this writing, a Samsung Galaxy S10 128GB on the Verizon network was worth $155 in good condition. Here’s a breakdown of its net value after different repair options, assuming the rear camera module is broken.

Galaxy S10 Value – Cost of Rear Camera Module Repair = Net Value After Repair

Repair Method Value (good condition) – Repair/Deductible Cost Net Value After Repair
DIY $155 $14 $141
Independent Repair Shop $155 $60 $95
SquareTrade Insurance $155 $149 $6
Verizon Insurance $155 $229 -$74
Samsung Care $155 $99 $56
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Next, compare the net value after repair to what your phone is worth in broken condition. At the time of this writing, a broken Samsung Galaxy S10 128GB on the Verizon network was worth $40.

Galaxy S10 Net Value After Repair VS Broken Value

Repair Method Net Value After Repair Value Broken
DIY $141 $40
Indepenent Repair Shop $95 $40
SquareTrade Insurance $6 $40
Verizon Insurance -$74 $40
Samsung Care$56 $40

As you can see, our example Galaxy S10 would be worth significantly more if you repaired it yourself or had it professionally repaired. However, it’s worth more in broken condition than its net value after SquareTrade or Verizon insurance deductibles.

If you opt for Samsung Care, the net value after repair is only $16 more than the phone is worth broken, so it might not be worth repairing.

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Of course, your decision depends not only on the value, but also on how long you intend to keep your Galaxy phone. If you plan to have it for a few more years, it’s cheaper to repair the camera than buy a new smartphone. If you plan to upgrade soon and trade in your old phone, however, it’s worth running the numbers to see whether you’ll get more value after repair or selling it as-is.

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