PlayStation Vita Motherboard Replacement
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Install the motherboard on the PlayStation Vita.
- Author: Brittany McCrigler
- Time required: 30-40 Minutes
- Difficulty: Moderate
This guide takes you through the process of installing the motherboard.
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Beginning at the sides of the device, use a plastic opening tool to separate the front and rear cases.
Continue working your way around the device gently prying it open.
There are still wires holding the front and rear cases together. You may damage the connections if you yank the cases completely apart.
Starting at the upper right hand corner, use a spudger to gently lift the motherboard out of the casing assembly.
The motherboard is still attached to the casing by a connector on the back of the motherboard. Do not pull the motherboard all the way out, or you may damage the connector.
Lift the motherboard out and identify the OLED connector still attaching the motherboard to the casing.
Holding the Vita on its side, use a spudger to gently pry off the OLED connector from the motherboard.
Be sure to hold the motherboard while you release the connector as this will free the motherboard. If you are not holding the motherboard, it will fall.