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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Microphone has stopped working

The microphone on my Nexus 5 has stopped working. Nobody can hear me while in a phone call, the phone doesn't respond to 'OK Google', and apps like a voice recorder don't pick up anything. I've factory reset the phone with no change. Is this something that can be fixed? If so, how? Thanks!

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Hi Jason

There are few ways of trying to fix by yourself without changing parts inside the phone.

Here is video of fixing the problem. I do not know if it is going to work but nothing to lose if you try.

Good luck

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10 minutes and a piece of rolled-up electrical tape later and my microphone is back! Thank you very much!


You are very welcome


Did this fix and it works for a short time. The issue is that the screws have loosened up and the main plug from the power/mic unit is becoming loose.

Eventually your going to have to replace that mother board like I did.


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