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Disassembly of Nokia phone?

My Nokia 105 fell into water and flew to pieces (back, battery, body) so, though it was switched on, that instantly switched it off. I retrieved it immediately and dried the parts superficially.

I have taken out the two screws (arrowed in image) but inserting a spudger between the external body and the edge of the internal frame/panel (most of what is visible in the image) meets more resistance than I am happy with. I don't want to force anything and break the phone.

I am putting the phone and the battery into isopropanol to eject the water and will then dry them. To do this I would prefer to have the phone apart to ensure the whole thing dries and there is no corrosion damage

Am I on the right track?

Is it OK to put a battery in the alcohol?

Is there a method of disassembly I have not spotted - perhaps concealed fixings?

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Would suggest you don't cover the battery terminals with any liquid. I think that the battery is a sealed unit so water should not be able to penetrate. Just ensure the battery is dry. Dry it with a hair dryer on cool to remove any trace of moisture. You may wish to clean the terminals with alcohol using a QTip


Thanks jayeff, that's exactly the help I needed.


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In most cases of water damage I always recommend changing out the battery because the water will short the battery through its connectors but in this case the battery is probably more expensive than the phone. So cleaning terminals is only option alone with a slow trickle charge from an battery charger that can have its output regulated. the best way to bring a battery back to life is slowly

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This is a video of a Russian guy dismantling it:

Though it is all in Russian, does that annoy you?

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