Asus Zenfone 2 Z00ADA ZE551ML, camera circuit board, black body of the round selfie camera connector is cracked. This is unrepairable. Photo 8 by Don Tai
Our Asus Zenfone 2 Z00ADA ZE551ML smartphone has a broken camera. The selfie camera simply does not initialize in the camera app, which says it is not there. We wondered why. There are a lot of complaints about this broken camera, so the problem seems common. We decided to take the phone apart, to take a look and ensure that all the electrical connections were tight. What we found was that the electrical socket that connects to the selfie camera was very cracked. The socket is so small as to be irreparable. This socket could not have been damaged by wear and tear, as all the other components around the selfie camera, including the forward facing camera, are in pristine condition.
Don Tai and his Sony DSC-H2, Zoodles and Meat Ball Pasta Sauce, Toronto, Canada. Photo by Don Tai.
Compare, we are, of Big Weed’s new iPhone SE vs my 2009 Sony DSC-H2, shooting in the same light, location, time, date and subject: Zoodles in Meat Ball Pasta Sauce.
Yesterday I had cooked beef meat balls in a tomato pasta sauce. Today I spiralized zucchini into pasta, hence the zoodles shootout. Making zoodles literally takes seconds and you need not cook them. BTW both of us thought the uncooked zoodles and pasta sauce, heated in the microwave for 50 seconds, were a great wheat noodle substitute.
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Usually I’m working in Ubuntu, so cannot use the PC version of QQ. I’ve had to either switch to Windows or use QQ International through my smartphone. Typing on my smartphone in Chinese and English is challenging and fraught with spelling mistakes. I’m having trouble accurately typing Chinese pinyin on my phone. The alternative is to use QQ with a browser.
You can use the browser version of QQ when you are on ubuntu, but I could not find any instructions on how to do this. Here is what to do: