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PlayStation Vita Case Separation
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Separate the front and rear case assemblies of the PlayStation Vita.
- Author: Brittany McCrigler
- Time required: 15 minutes
- Difficulty: Easy
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Step 1 — Case Separation ¶
Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the four 6.4mm screws on the back casing.
Step 2 ¶
Using your fingernail or a spudger, pry open the accessory port cover on the bottom of the device.
Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the two 5.4mm screws hidden beneath the accessory port cover.
Step 3 ¶
Remove the two 5.4mm Phillips #00 screws on the top of the device near the charging port.
Step 4 ¶
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.
Step 5 ¶
Gently separate the two cases, minding the battery and the touch screen controller connectors holding the two cases together.
Step 6 ¶
Using a spudger, free the touch screen controller flex cable by gently prying up the connection.
Step 7 ¶
Free the battery cable by gently prying up on the connection with a spudger.
Step 8 ¶
Separate the front and rear cases.
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