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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How to repair my water damaged Nexus 5?

My phone got wet due to rain today. Though it was not direct exposure it was in my " rain-proof" jacket. When I initially inspected, water was minimal so was not overly concerned. Though when I turned on the screen it gave weird screens with continuous activity and totally died after a while. I was at office and couldn't put it on a bag of rice immediately. Put it after 8 hours during which I was unable to turn the phone off since the screen was completely black and battery was non removable. Now I have put it on rice and haven't looked at it since. While at office, Notification LED and sounds were working and also heard cracking noise inside the phone for a while.

Any instructions will be appreciated.

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Srinivasan Venugopal "Now I have put it on rice" skip that step. It is absolutely useless. It will not help you fix your phone. All it does it provides a false sense of security. It will not clean your phone, nor will it prevent corrosion.

Second, stop continuing to try to charge, sync or otherwise use your phone. This potentially can make a bad situation worse.

The very first step I would take is to disassemble your phone. Use these guides to disassemble your phone. Take a careful and close look at all components and connectors. Truly assess the damage. Look for major corrosion, evaluate the pins in the connectors etc,. Take a look at all connectors as well as cable ends. After that I would suggest that you remove all the EMI shields. Once you got any gross contamination cleaned, use 90%+ isopropyl alcohol and clean your parts some more. For a proper cleaning, use this guide. It was written for a Apple iPhone 3G but it is still pertinent to your phone as well. I can not stress the importance of a good cleaning enough, so do it over and over while replacing the alcohol after each cleaning. Do not use compressed air for the cleaning since that can drive liquid as well as corrosion particles into areas that will cause trouble later on. Do not use drinking water, if you need to use water, use sterile water. Also, you do not need to leave it to dry for a day. Isopropyl alcohol in the higher concentration will evaporate quickly and dissipate the water. The importance here is the cleaning. The best would of course be if you can get it professionally cleaned with an ultrasonic cleaner. Once properly cleaned replace the battery. This is a must and not an option. It will fail if you do not take care of it now. Once you got all this done, reassemble your phone and re-evaluate. Keep in mind that water damage is the hardest to troubleshoot and to repair.

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My nexus fall on the ground full of water.I immediately picked up my phone and i saw the screen was totally turned black.I tried to switch it on but I only felt vibrations incoming from my phone.I tried to charge it and switch it on but showing no expressions.J immediately put it into a bag of rice.I heard only vibrations

Any suggestions Please reply me.

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