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5th November 2013, 02:10 PM   |  #1  
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Took my Nexus 5 apart this morning to get rid of the power button rattle, and had a look at the battery. The connection for this one and the LG G2 are identical, just on opposite sides (Nexus on the right, G2 on the left). However, after checking ebay for a G2 battery I noticed that although the connection is on the left, it is coming up from the underneath (see pic). If they are the same size-ish, does anyone think it would be possible to buy a G2 battery, simply flip it over so the flex has a little more play in it, then attach it to the logic board? It seems do-able, if the flex permits it and they're of a similar height and width. Anyone got N5 and a G2 that fancy's taking them apart?
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5th November 2013, 02:11 PM   |  #2  
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How did you remove the rattle in the power button did you identify something that is easily fixed

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How did you remove the rattle in the power button did you identify something that is easily fixed

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There is a gap (extremely tiny) in between the ceramic power button and the micro-switch inside. I took out the logic board then rested a tiny square of normal paper (about 2mm x 2mm) on the inside of the button. Carefully put the logic board back in so as not to knock the paper from it's place, put the phone back together and the rattle has gone, plus the button has a more firm click
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Here is a pic of the Nexus 5 battery

5th November 2013, 02:24 PM   |  #7  
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There is a gap (extremely tiny) in between the ceramic power button and the micro-switch inside. I took out the logic board then rested a tiny square of normal paper (about 2mm x 2mm) on the inside of the button. Carefully put the logic board back in so as not to knock the paper from it's place, put the phone back together and the rattle has gone, plus the button has a more firm click



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Can't this just be done by sliding a bit of paper at the side of the button without taking the device apart?

I have the same problem and the rattling is doing my head in.

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Here is a pic of the Nexus 5 battery

They look pretty similar in size....
Really wish I knew someone with a G2 that I could take the battery out of to experiment
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Can't this just be done by sliding a bit of paper at the side of the button without taking the device apart?

I have the same problem and the rattling is doing my head in.

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I tried that originally and the gap is too small. My next idea was to pad the area out with cotton wool, and although that worked it made the power button pretty stiff. Once you have the back of the phone off the rest is really simple, there's 6 screws to take out, pop a plastic cover off, unclip about 3 flex cables and the board just lifts out. I can do it over again if you like and take photos so you can see how it's done?
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This would be an amazing mod if you could somehow smash in a 3000mah battery, although I highly doubt it would fit.

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