This battery swap went very smoothly. I used additional task lighting and magnification (I have older eyes). I was surprised at how easily the phone came apart. I think the keys are to read the instructions completely prior to beginning , organize your workspace and tools, relax, and take your time. Be certain to keep the screws organized during disassembly as correct placement during assembly is critical. I kept a hand towel nearby since my hands began to perspire upon reassembly. The instructions were clear and succinct. Thinking about replacing the HDD on my iPod Classic next.
I successfully soldered the fan connector back on for a friend. I used a small soldering iron (maybe 6-10 watts) and ground the tip down to a very fine point. Also used a magnifying light and very fine rosin core solder. I took my time and lined everything up and was careful not to heat any other junction unnecessarily.