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    Default Proper screwdriver to remove battery?? Doesn't appear to be a #0

    This may be a lost cause anyhow. I dropped my Nexus 4 into the toilet (clean water!!) today. I fished it out, was able to take the back off using instructions on YouTube.

    The next step suggested was to remove the battery. I cannot get the two tiny Phillips screws out that hold the battery connector in. Supposedly, in the kit that I bought this afternoon, there is a #0 (which I have been told is the correct driver). The smallest screwdriver just doesn't "seat" properly. It feels like it is too big to grab the Phillips head.

    In the past, when using a Phillips driver that didn't seat quite right, I have been able to tap (hard) on the driver's handle. That would often solve the problem. In this case, the driver head simply feels way too big. Whacking away at the tiny screw head on a plastic phone sounds like a disaster.

    Can anyone confirm the correct size, and, if so, give me a reasonable source to buy one?

    I intend to drop by both an eye doctor and an ear specialist tomorrow, assuming they have tiny tools and might help me out. But, I still need the correct tool if I am going to replace the battery with a new one.

    While we are at it, has anyone successfully dried out a sunken Nexus 4 phone? It is in a bag of instant rice as we speak.

    regards, and thanks Rich
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    Default Re: Proper screwdriver to remove battery?? Doesn't appear to be a #0

    Hey Rich,

    Have you found a screwdriver that works on the phone? My mother did the same thing to her phone..

    Cheers
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    Default Re: Proper screwdriver to remove battery?? Doesn't appear to be a #0

    Nope, never did find one that would work.

    I did put the phone into a bag of rice. Took about three weeks and it finally works OK. Battery life is very short, probably due to my swiming experience. Ha Ha I bought another phone after the first week and before I knew that it was going to recover. Now I have a back-up.

    richg99
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    Default Re: Proper screwdriver to remove battery?? Doesn't appear to be a #0

    Quote Originally Posted by richg99 View Post
    Nope, never did find one that would work.

    I did put the phone into a bag of rice. Took about three weeks and it finally works OK. Battery life is very short, probably due to my swiming experience. Ha Ha I bought another phone after the first week and before I knew that it was going to recover. Now I have a back-up.

    richg99
    It is probably the tri-blade tip that looks like a three bladed Phillips. Not sure what the official name is. I have one in the $15 computer/phone repair kit I bought on AliExpress
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    Default Re: Proper screwdriver to remove battery?? Doesn't appear to be a #0

    Always wondered why I couldn't find the proper driver. Of course, the kit that I bought at Radio Shack was a total waste of time. They probably didn't even know of the three bladed driver that you mention. richg99
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    Default Re: Proper screwdriver to remove battery?? Doesn't appear to be a #0

    The correct bit is a #00 Phillips.
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    Default Re: Proper screwdriver to remove battery?? Doesn't appear to be a #0

    ifixit.com sells most tools needed to repair any phone. They also have teardowns for most of the popular phones or tablets.
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    Default Re: Proper screwdriver to remove battery?? Doesn't appear to be a #0

    I just removed my battery yesterday. It required a #00 Phillips screwdriver, not the #0 I see listed various places for some reason. By applying heat from a hair dryer and then prying, and alternating between heat and prying several times, the battery was eventually released from the bionic glue underneath.

    Here is the very detailed complete tear-down and battery removal procedure that I followed:

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