I've called Google and explained the issue, minus my repairs and they've agreed to send me a new handset which should be here within the week, and I'll send in my device when the replacement arrives. Out of curiosity though, what happens if they find the handset was tampered with? Will they automatically bill my credit card seeing as I already have the replacement?
So a few weeks ago my brother spilled the tiniest drop of soft drink on my volume buttons, and they've been sticky ever since. Today I finally built up the courage to open my Nexus 5 to clean the buttons. I was extremely gentle as always, and there's no visible damage to the device. I wiped away at the gunk with a dry microfiber cloth and put everything back together again. When I tried to turn the phone on, I could hear Viber messages coming through, but the display wasn't working. I thought maybe I had knocked the LCD connector so I opened the casing again and made sure all ribbons were secured and closed everything back up again. Well now I get nothing. No display and no sounds.