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  1. JConn_Lefty's Avatar
    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.
    ianhanson85 likes this.
    03-11-2014 05:15 PM
  2. kgeissler's Avatar
    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
    03-11-2014 05:33 PM
  3. devchaube15's Avatar
    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.
    03-11-2014 06:09 PM
  4. JConn_Lefty's Avatar
    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.

    - - - Updated - - -

    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...
    03-11-2014 07:06 PM
  5. JConn_Lefty's Avatar
    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.
    03-11-2014 07:13 PM
  6. vividrich's Avatar
    Maybe initially it wasn't "on" the charger, and when you put it back on this last time it connected and proceeded to charge?

    Posted from my Nexus 7 2013 via Android Central App
    03-11-2014 09:08 PM
  7. devchaube15's Avatar
    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
    03-11-2014 10:46 PM
  8. Rennski's Avatar
    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.
    04-08-2014 06:29 AM
  9. dsgsays's Avatar
    I am having the same problem. It had 100% charge and randomly turned off. It will not reset and there is no light when I plug it in to the charger. Can anyone help?
    08-02-2014 10:46 PM
  10. Chloe_James's Avatar
    Hey my phone died on me, I went for the charger to charge it I left it for 3-4 hours and came back for it when I checked the red light was still blinking my charger is new cause I got it about 4-5 days back and my phone normally charges quickly and I never played it while its charging.

    How can I get my phone on and to charge quickly my phone is a T-Mobile My-Touch
    08-07-2014 10:14 PM
  11. Joel Scerri's Avatar
    I'm having the same problem but my devise is rooted.. Does that mean anything?
    08-27-2014 02:27 AM
  12. Carolina Ho's Avatar
    i tried what you have taught me .... the android robot appeared with his belly open lying down as if its dead ! it says powered off. Then the google sign keep blinking as if it's trying to start .. but it happens an hour like that but still cannot start the phone back on !!
    Anyone can help?
    Natasha Riley and Akbar Kadri like this.
    09-13-2014 05:09 AM
  13. Natasha Riley's Avatar
    I have a Samsung galaxy nexus n whenever I turn it on it won't move from d start up screen with an x switching colors. I buy a new battery n it's the same when I try the power button n d holding of the volume button it just turn on for a sec n then it goes back to the x on charging n the only thing it does is get hot!!!!!!!!
    09-13-2014 08:52 PM
  14. mrsmumbles's Avatar
    I have a Samsung galaxy nexus n whenever I turn it on it won't move from d start up screen with an x switching colors. I buy a new battery n it's the same when I try the power button n d holding of the volume button it just turn on for a sec n then it goes back to the x on charging n the only thing it does is get hot!!!!!!!!
    Can you try the steps in the linked message? http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho....php?p=3894049
    09-14-2014 07:42 AM
  15. salmanahmad's Avatar
    This could possibly be a dead eMMC.

    Try to hard reset it, if possible. Or you may need to get it repaired. But warranty will have you covered, if you have it.
    09-14-2014 07:53 AM
  16. sankofa.87's Avatar
    I dont think my Nexus 5 died because the last I saw it still had above 20% to 30 %, but it did just turn off on me and now it will not turn back on. I tried holding down the volume up+volume down+power button for more than 10 seconds and nothing. Also when I place my phone on the charger, nothing happens. I know you cannot take the battery out which really annoys me. Any other suggestions???
    11-17-2014 09:56 AM
  17. Akbar Kadri's Avatar
    Hi, i have exactly same problem now.... can u help me out of this. How did u fix the issue?
    11-23-2014 09:10 AM
  18. mhay4's Avatar
    I dont think my Nexus 5 died because the last I saw it still had above 20% to 30 %, but it did just turn off on me and now it will not turn back on. I tried holding down the volume up+volume down+power button for more than 10 seconds and nothing. Also when I place my phone on the charger, nothing happens. I know you cannot take the battery out which really annoys me. Any other suggestions???
    12-30-2014 05:53 AM
  19. mhay4's Avatar
    we have the same problem. nothings change i tried the volume+power bottons nothings change pls enlighten me i dont know what to do.
    12-30-2014 05:55 AM
  20. mhay4's Avatar
    I dont think my Nexus 5 died because the last I saw it still had above 20% to 30 %, but it did just turn off on me and now it will not turn back on. I tried holding down the volume up+volume down+power button for more than 10 seconds and nothing. Also when I place my phone on the charger, nothing happens. I know you cannot take the battery out which really annoys me. Any other suggestions???
    12-30-2014 10:29 AM
  21. duleepa kasun's Avatar
    same here,,, it just happen to me today.... it won't power on or not even indicate charging...
    12-31-2014 05:30 AM
  22. Angiemull's Avatar
    Mine switched off on me this morning and it was nearly on full charge. I pressed the power and volume button up and down a few times and ites now working, thank you so much. x
    01-04-2015 09:54 AM
  23. ExploitzMPS's Avatar
    wow, it worked! thanks a lot.
    02-03-2015 02:38 AM
  24. Abdellah Moawin's Avatar
    Hello .i have the same problem too with my nexus 5 was water damaged i have cleaned it with isopropyl 2 times and put the phone about 5 days in the rice but still not power on when i plugg it with a Charger the battery charges but no power on any suggestions ?
    03-05-2015 02:01 PM
  25. Vitaliy Voloshchuk's Avatar
    Hi guys, I also have this problem.
    Btw, do you use wireless chargers? I think this may be connected...
    06-10-2015 02:01 AM
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