I have a Motorala c343 cellphone with a ssn3825a 3.6v battery which I dropped into a puddle of water and shorted. Is there any way to try to recover this battery? Some one said that he read an article in a pc magazine which suggested putting it in the freezer which might break the short? This did not work. How about putting it in a vat of nitrogen or C02? Some else suggested hooking it to a high voltage source. How high,220V? Any ideas where I can get a higher source? Fly a kite and access 1B V like Ben Franklin? That might just vaporize my battery, but might be fun. Although we don't get too many thunderstorms here. Before I purchase a new battery or phone, I want to try to hook up another Nokia BLS-2N 3.6v battery from an old phone to see if my phone still works. It does not have an amperage rating, but since I see the standard AA cells sold as an emergency battery this might just work. Does anyone know how the insides of these batteries are wired? E.g. have taken one apart? Both are labeled - on the LHS, and + on the RHS They both have 4 leads, but with different form factors of the batteries? Should I just hook them up the most obvious way? Should I test the leads with a light bulb first? Does anyone know of sites on the best way to design a do it yourself housing for the Nokia?
Disclaimer, I have a lot of knowledge but not in practical stuff. I think I have a track record of destorying more than fixing things, but hey, that is the price of learning?