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[Q] Help, my Nexus 4 has stopped working!

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10th February 2014, 02:01 PM   |  #1  
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My Nexus 4 has stopped working

I was out for a run, using my phone to play music via Bluetooth headphones. While out running my headphones disconnected and when I looked at my phone the Bluetooth had turned itself off. I couldn't turn it back on so I decided to reboot. My phone would not turn back on. Initially, I thought it might be the cold (0 C) draining the battery but I have been at home now for over an hour and my phone has been on charge the whole time but still no joy. The phone won't turn on.

Does anyone know of a fix or a way I can 'force' it to turn on? I might add that I am not a developer, so a simple, step by step solution would be much appreciated.

Many thanks for your help and advice.
Last edited by LukeAp; 10th February 2014 at 05:40 PM. Reason: The phone has been fixed: just learnt how to hard reboot it! yay!
10th February 2014, 03:49 PM   |  #2  
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Help Wanted!

My Nexus 4 has stopped working

I was out for a run, using my phone to play music via Bluetooth headphones. While out running my headphones disconnected and when I looked at my phone the Bluetooth had turned itself off. I couldn't turn it back on so I decided to reboot. My phone would not turn back on. Initially, I thought it might be the cold (0 C) draining the battery but I have been at home now for over an hour and my phone has been on charge the whole time but still no joy. The phone won't turn on.

Does anyone know of a fix or a way I can 'force' it to turn on? I might add that I am not a developer, so a simple, step by step solution would be much appreciated.

Many thanks for your help and advice.

Press and hold the power button until it starts.

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10th February 2014, 05:30 PM   |  #3  
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Press and hold the power button until it starts.

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I have held the power button for several minutes, the phone still does not turn on. ??
10th February 2014, 05:47 PM   |  #4  
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I have held the power button for several minutes, the phone still does not turn on. ??

Your button is toast, or worse.

Looks like a trip to the service center is in your future unfortunately.

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10th February 2014, 08:55 PM   |  #5  
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Have you tried plugging it into an actual computer and seeing if it recognizes it? This would tell us whether the battery or the screen is buggered at least (another way to test this would be to ring the phone of course)

I would also try a fastboot and see if that does anything: Vol Up + Vol Down + Power.
10th February 2014, 10:21 PM   |  #6  
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Can we have more information about your phone ? Rooted, access or not to fastboot, etc.
10th February 2014, 10:22 PM   |  #7  
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did you tried pressing both volume buttons for 60seconds, plugin into wall charger(still holding down the buttons) and let it charge for some hours?
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Leave it plugged in for several hours, sometimes the N4 battery needs to get enough juice before it starts up again.

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