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    Default Nexus 5: died and it won't turn on

    so my phone just died on me. i was playing a game and noticed the battery was at 14% so i closed all my apps and began charging the phone. i get a call at my desk from a coworker and she's asking me why i'm ignoring her text. i tell her i haven't received any notifications. i grab the phone, hit the power button and... nothing. the phone turned itself off and i'm thinking something is very wrong here. how can you go from 14% to shutdown in less than 10 minutes while it's charging? i tried holding the power button down to turn it back on and it's not responding. i tried holding down the power plus volume and... nothing. any suggestions? i would plug it in to the usb but i'm at work so all i have is my qi charger at the moment.

    forgot to add, the phone has been charging (qi charging) for the past 20 minutes and it still wont turn on.
    Last edited by NotJustAPhone; 03-11-2014 at 10:07 PM.
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    Default Re: my nexus 5 died and it wont turn on

    If you plug it in while it is off, do you get the battery charging icon on the screen?

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    is the phone rooted? also, when you tried pressing power + volume, did you press and HOLD volume up + volume down + power, or just volume up + power, or volume down + power? To boot into start up menu you have to hold down volume up + volume down + power for a few seconds. when you get home plug it in for 20 minutes, then try turning it on. (sometimes when i plug my phone in right away when its dead, then try turning it on, it just doesnt turn on... so that might be it.
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    Default Re: my nexus 5 died and it wont turn on

    Quote Originally Posted by kgeissler View Post
    If you plug it in while it is off, do you get the battery charging icon on the screen?

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
    i dont have access to my usb cord right now but when i charge using the wireless charger, the screen is blank and the phone does not make any noise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by devchaube15 View Post
    is the phone rooted? also, when you tried pressing power + volume, did you press and HOLD volume up + volume down + power, or just volume up + power, or volume down + power? To boot into start up menu you have to hold down volume up + volume down + power for a few seconds. when you get home plug it in for 20 minutes, then try turning it on. (sometimes when i plug my phone in right away when its dead, then try turning it on, it just doesnt turn on... so that might be it.
    i did power+volume up only. let me try the other options...
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    Default Re: my nexus 5 died and it wont turn on

    it worked!!!!

    not sure exactly what worked but it's back on now. it's been dead for over 1 hour now btw...

    so i tried volume up/down/power in different combos and it didn't work. i put the phone back down on my qi charger, came back from a small meeting and voil,it's now on again. hopefully this wont happen again.
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    Default Re: my nexus 5 died and it wont turn on

    Maybe initially it wasn't "on" the charger, and when you put it back on this last time it connected and proceeded to charge?

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    Yeah, it was probably because you didn't leave it on the charger long enough for it to register any charge since it was dead, happens all the time with my regular USB also, when I plug it in completely dead, then try turning on the phone, it just doesn't do it, even if I hold power on for 2-3 minutes straight. It's not just your phone, happens with everyone's phones, iphone, s3/s4, moto maxx, blackberry bold 9900, its just how phones are
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    Default Re: Nexus 5: died and it won't turn on

    hi all,

    My Nexus 5 appeared to have died having just been fully charged about an hour before I noticed this morning. Devchaube15's recommendation to: press and HOLD volume up + volume down + power actually restored it back to working order, so many thanks.

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