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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Bootlooping because of power button

There's a common issue with N5 where the power button causes the phone to bootloop. I've stripped it down, but I'm unsure what to do with regards to fixing this issue. I've been quoted £30 to fix the power button, but I'm not sure if this will fix the issue.

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I temporarily fixed mine by button bashing the power button until the phone rebooted. I felt pretty stupid doing so but after about 20 seconds of really fast clicking on it quite hard it worked. I already tried replacing the battery twice since boot loops are often caused by power issues but without result. Anyone know a solid fix? Is it the button on the logic board that has to be resoldered?

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I have the very same problem. I really don't know what to do.

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The problem is with the physical button on the motherboard, which is just not so well designed, because dirt can get stuck into it.

Remove the motherboard from the unit, and blast some rubbing alcohol into the actual button part with an air duster. Wait until the board is entirely dry and reassemble. I have to do this every couple of months, it's a bit of a drag.

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