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Nexus 4 won't turn on

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I've had my device for a month this past Thursday, and today my Nexus 4 won't turn on. It has died, quietly, and without any fanfare.

I was using it over my family christmas party when the battery went dead. I didn't think anything of it, and plugged it into the car when we left. A few minutes later I hit the power button to turn it back on, except it didn't turn on. Usually it would turn on at that point, but I didn't think anything of it and drove home.

So I got home and plugged it into the wall charger, and pressed the power button. Usually it would turn on at that point, but it didn't. Now I was concerned. So I had a meeting to get to after about 30 minutes, so jumped back in the car, took my phone and plugged it back into the car charger. It sat in the car charger for 30 minutes on the way there, an hour through the duration of the meeting while I sat in the car, and 30 minutes on the way home - still won't turn on. The device does get warm like its taking a charge.

So I called Google. Support was great. Direct, quick, clear, and no dialect. He thought we'd fix it quickly, stating sometimes when the battery goes dead the device goes into a deep sleep which can be hard to get out of. He had me first press the power+volume up+volume down - I held this 15-20 seconds and nothing happened. He then had me hold power+volume down - again nothing happened. At this point he called it dead and put me into the advanced RMA process - I'll get a new device, then ship this one back. After the phone call I also tried doing 30 seconds+ of any button combination, and nothing had any effect.

So I'm glad I'll be getting a new one. I'm a little frustrated that my touch of death this year continues, extending beyond simply computer parts. It used to be that I could run liquid nitrogen and ridiculous voltages and most everything just kept on running - I've been on a streak though as of late, and if I so much as look at something awkward it dies. Aggravating.

It's sitting on the charger now. Still not turning on. It's warm as though its taking a charge - but unresponsive.

Death Toll this year:

2-3 Maximus V Genes (I honestly forget how many, I bought 2, but I think I killed one replacement I got also)

1 MSI Z77 board

2 3770Ks (deserved to die)

1 Asus Radeon 7970 Matrix Platinum (it took the easy way out and died before I had the chance to torture it)

1 Nexus 4 (died for no reason)

... And several other things I'm sure I'm forgetting


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