1. AC Question's Avatar
    My Nexus 5 got squished such that the screen was badly cracked and the digitizer stopped working. I still like this phone, so I ordered a replacement screen+digitizer (and battery too) and tools to replace them.

    Everything seemed to go fine at first. After getting the old screen out I attached the new one and I wanted to test it before putting everything back together so I set the motherboard and charger board in place and connected all the cables without screwing everything down. I turned the phone on and it worked. The screen+digitizer worked and it looked like my phone would live.

    Then I screwed everything back together and it wouldn't turn on. I mean I would push the power button and nothing at all would happen. So I took the back cover off and unscrewed everything and tried again and it powered on again. So I started putting it back together one piece at a time and what I think I've narrowed it down to is that when I put on the small panel that covers the motherboard (iFixit calls it the midframe but I'm not sure that's right -- sorry can't post link) and screw in the top-right screw (as viewed from the back -- it's the one above the volume control) then it won't power on. I assume something is shorting out. I don't even actually have to screw in that screw. If I squeeze that corner a bit, it won't power on.

    Any advice? Thanks in advance.
    06-11-2017 11:50 PM
  2. cabriggs's Avatar
    I think I got it. Since the front camera was near that screw I tried taking it out, then putting everything else back together and the phone worked! The front camera had fallen out during disassembly. So I watched a video on how to replace it and found out you have to stick the tab coming off the camera underneath the rubber tab attached to the frame. I did, put everything back together and it works.

    Thanks for reading.
    belodion likes this.
    06-12-2017 07:37 AM
  3. belodion's Avatar
    Welcome as a new member.

    I'm glad you managed to fix it. I'll move this thread to the Nexus 5 forum, where it may be of some help to others, otherwise it will disappear downwards in the fast-moving AAQ forum.
    06-12-2017 08:35 AM

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