can I remove the battery of iphone to reboot it?

My phone battery died and now it won't recharge.  Will removing the battery cause a full reboot?  (The power button has not worked in a long time so I am unable to cycle off the normal way)
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Kyle AbrahamsSenior .Net DeveloperCommented:
did you try holding the home (square) button and then hitting the power off?  Removing the battery should force the phone to reboot, but you may damage your phone (eg: physical manipulation)
KmgllAuthor Commented:
My power button stopped working about 6 months ago so I am unable to reboot that way.
FYI. This is a iphone 4
Kyle AbrahamsSenior .Net DeveloperCommented:
You can reference this video.  The author also has a note in there that it'll void the warranty, but given this is an iphone4 I'm assuming it's already out of warranty.

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You might get Apple to replace the battery. If anyone can replace the battery without starting over, they can.
Kyle AbrahamsSenior .Net DeveloperCommented:
Also take a look at this:  May give you a hint on how to fix the power button:
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