The fifth Google Nexus phone. Officially announced on October 31, 2013, it sports a 4.95" 1080p display, a 2.26 GHz Snapdragon processor, and LTE support. Powered by Android 4.4.2, KITKAT. Manufactured by LG.

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My Nexus 5 has water damage apparently. Can it be repaired?

I am in Brazil for the foreseeable future and have managed to break my phone... and prices are very steep here to just go buy another one!

I took it to a repair shop in a local favela... my friend knew the owner and so I could trust him with my device. When I went to pick it up he said that the 'placa' had begun to corrode due to water exposure... which I believe is something like a motherboard.

I am not sure how any water got in to the device... I have had it for about 6 months and not once have I dropped it in a puddle or taken it out in the rain etc.

It started acting strange..lagging up and resetting itself. Then it started resetting itself constantly just getting to the Google logo and then resetting again without any way to stop it.

Now, I believe the battery has just died so it is just a paper weight at the moment.

Any suggestions? Can I buy spare parts? Or should I sell for 70 reias (basically 25 dollars)?

Thanks in advance!

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Open the phone and clean with 99%+ iso alcohol, check components for corrosion and replace if necessary.

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Can I use Isopropyl alcohol to clean out the LCD screen? I cleaned out the circuit boards but there seems to be water stuck inside the screen which is making it darker.


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Yes it can be repaired I my self had taken mine all apart ,piece by piece let it dry, but I also did shut it off quickly as possibleofcourse and cleaned it with rubbing alcohol. I put it back together turned it on and it was working even better I thought lol.

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