Hi. I am currently using a Raspberry NOIR Camera v2.1 and i need, for my application, to replace the lens with a wider one on the camera. I am usingo the provided white plastic tool design to adjust the focus t carefully unscrew and remove the lense of the NOIR camera but during that process, 30% of the time, the camera does not survive the operation and just stop to work even while being super careful. The small connector that join together the sony sensor on the pcb is still correctly in place and no sign of damage is visible even under a microscope.
Since i need to do this operation a lot of time over hundreds of NOIR camera, i am looking for a more reliable way to remove that lens without broking the camera. I dont even understand why the camera stop to work. I was planning on maybe designing a custom screwdriver with the correct attachement to remove the lense but i am still unsure where the fail came from.
If somebody around have any idea why the camera broke so oftenly or having a more reliable way to remove that lense i would be super happy!
I will continue to investigate on this.