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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Shattered screen, replaced, still not working


My Nexus 5 had a close encounter with concrete, shattering the screen. Not only was the glass broken, there was no image at all, just a black screen. The phone however still works, it vibrates, the sound works, it connects to my computer, ...

No biggie, I thought, so I replaced the screen. To my disappointment the screen remained black after the replacement.

I've checked the most obvious things:

- The connectors are good

- No apparent damage to the motherboard

- Battery works fine (4,2V)

- Phone still boots, connects to PC

I've tried factory resetting via ADB, but since the developer mode is not active, I can't.

Could the charging port flex be the culprit? Since this connects the screen to the motherboard.

A broken replacement screen maybe? Although, the original shattered screen also has no image at all.

Reviewing my replacement screen, I saw it was for a D821, my phone is a D820. I've read online that this should be no problem?

Anyone had a similar problem or anyone that could share his thoughts on this?

Many thanks!


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I had some water damage to my phone, screen wouldn't work, but could receive calls, texts, etc…Replaced screen, but to no avail, still black and not showing anything, but still receiving calls and text.

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