Got a bum iPhone from a friend and decided to try fixing it. Since the phone wouldn't turn on or respond to being plugged into a charger, I assumed it would be the battery. (I know making assumptions when trouble shooting hardware is a taking a BIG chance) But there you have it.
Thanks to the iFixit guides, it was super easy. Got everything taken apart, took the old battery out, put the new one in and reassembled everything. Aaaaaan, voila! The phone turned on! Success!
Unfortunately, the real issue turned out to be with the dock connector. But that story is for the next post.
If you have the tech (or if it's even possible) test the battery before you replace it. Might save you some time and money.
Maybe I should go test the old battery........