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By Idanref, Junior Member on 28th May 2014, 02:29 PM
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Hi,
I have a Nexus 4 for about a year, and until the last 2 months I had no problems at all. I started noticing my phone shut down after about an hour because of my battery swelling. I replaced the battery and I had great battery life for about 2 days, after that it drained super fast.
A few times my phone shut down and a red LED started blinking, I fixed it thanks to a thread in this forum.

But now, I had 100% battery and it turned town. I tried to start the phone but nothing happened. Connected the charger and pressed the power button a long time until a red LED showed but for a long time.

The blinking LED didn't worry me because I knew my battery drained and it fixed but now the battery is full, the LED lasts for long time and no matter what I do, nothing turns on the phone.

I don't know what to do and I'm really close to throw it away.
Please help.
 
 
28th May 2014, 02:55 PM |#2  
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Originally Posted by Idanref

Hi,
I have a Nexus 4 for about a year, and until the last 2 months I had no problems at all. I started noticing my phone shut down after about an hour because of my battery swelling. I replaced the battery and I had great battery life for about 2 days, after that it drained super fast.
A few times my phone shut down and a red LED started blinking, I fixed it thanks to a thread in this forum.

But now, I had 100% battery and it turned town. I tried to start the phone but nothing happened. Connected the charger and pressed the power button a long time until a red LED showed but for a long time.

The blinking LED didn't worry me because I knew my battery drained and it fixed but now the battery is full, the LED lasts for long time and no matter what I do, nothing turns on the phone.

I don't know what to do and I'm really close to throw it away.
Please help.

It looks like you have the infamous 'red light of death' see here for a solution:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/nexu...death-t2250454

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28th May 2014, 03:02 PM |#3  
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It looks like you have the infamous 'red light of death' see here for a solution:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/nexu...death-t2250454

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Opening the device isn't really an option for me now.
Thanks, I'll see what to do.
29th May 2014, 03:09 PM |#4  
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Replace the battery

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30th May 2014, 10:20 AM |#5  
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It looks like you have the infamous 'red light of death' see here for a solution:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/nexu...death-t2250454

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Replace the battery

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I've sent it to a lab and they said my voltage component of the motherboard has gone and they charge me for 100$. Is it possible?
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I've sent it to a lab and they said my voltage component of the motherboard has gone and they charge me for 100$. Is it possible?

Well, you can find new logic boards over 100$ on eBay, but with the replacement fees and the cost of a new logic board, the price seems reasonable...
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