1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    I have a LG Nexus 5x that is totally fried, will not power on, it will only display a red LED if it is plugged in to the charger and I attempt to turn it on. This happened several months ago. Before it totally died it got really hot, started resetting on its own and boot-looping... but this only lasted for about an hour or so before it completely died.

    Fast forward to now, Google has a trade in program where they will basically give me $60ish for this broken Nexus 5x (it's in great cosmetic condition), towards a new phone.

    The question, is it worth selling, considering I never was able to perform a factory reset, or is there a way to reasonably wipe the phone of data in this state?

    In the end it's only $60, so it's not the make or break for a new phone, but it has little to no value to me so a minimal trade in would be my best bet. However, if there is just to great of a risk in selling it, I can just keep it as a paperweight.
    10-26-2017 08:47 AM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    The fact that it won't turn on means that it needs a new motherboard - which comes with none of your personal data. If you can't get to the data, neither can anyone else. But if you have really important data in there, the $60 may not be worth risking it.
    10-26-2017 10:45 AM

Similar Threads

  1. How to get rid of the icon circle with line thru it.
    By Android Central Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-30-2017, 02:26 PM
  2. Can I replace Bixby on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 with Cortana?
    By Android Central Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-26-2017, 11:36 AM
  3. When I on my cellular data the phone keeps shutting down why?
    By Android Central Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-26-2017, 08:33 AM
  4. Can't add gmail or download any apps
    By Android Central Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-26-2017, 08:26 AM
  5. Experiencing sync problems on mobile, what can I do?
    By Android Central Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-26-2017, 08:22 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD