The story so far.
I was an early adopter of the Pi Camera board and got one pretty quick after release. Played about with it quite a bit at first.
I did a little python, tried a time lapse, etc. Then I stopped using it for a while. Now I've picked it up again I've broken component 'C1' off the board. I was mounting the board with metal bolt and nut. The nut caught it and ripped it off. The camera still functions without it, but is probably suffering some kind of picture interference, but you can barely tell the difference, well I can't anyway. I did remove and replace the IR filter. I also had to bore the holes out a little to fit the bolts I had.
After all that the camera has been through it still works, which impresses me
tough little thing this camera