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Introduction

This guide takes you through installing a camera on the PlayStation Vita.

  1. Power off and remove the memory card. Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the four 6.4mm screws on the back casing.
    • Power off and remove the memory card.

    • Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the four 6.4mm screws on the back casing.

  2. Using your fingernail or a spudger, pry open the accessory port cover on the top of the device. Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the two 5.4mm screws hidden beneath the accessory port cover. Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the two 5.4mm screws hidden beneath the accessory port cover.
    • Using your fingernail or a spudger, pry open the accessory port cover on the top of the device.

    • Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the two 5.4mm screws hidden beneath the accessory port cover.

  3. Remove the two 5.4mm Phillips #00 screws on the bottom of the device near the charging port. Remove the two 5.4mm Phillips #00 screws on the bottom of the device near the charging port.
    • Remove the two 5.4mm Phillips #00 screws on the bottom of the device near the charging port.

  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.
    • 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.

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  6. Gently separate the two cases, minding the battery and the touch screen controller connectors holding the two cases together. Gently separate the two cases, minding the battery and the touch screen controller connectors holding the two cases together.
    • Gently separate the two cases, minding the battery and the touch screen controller connectors holding the two cases together.

  7. Using a spudger, free the touch screen controller flex cable by gently prying up the connection.
    • Using a spudger, free the touch screen controller flex cable by gently prying up the connection.

  8. Free the battery cable by gently prying up on the connection with a spudger.
    • Free the battery cable by gently prying up on the connection with a spudger.

  9. Separate the front and rear cases.
    • Separate the front and rear cases.

  10. Release the camera flex cable socket by prying up on the tab with a spudger. Leave the socket open. Release the camera flex cable socket by prying up on the tab with a spudger. Leave the socket open.
    • Release the camera flex cable socket by prying up on the tab with a spudger. Leave the socket open.

  11. Using a spudger, gently pry up the camera. Work your way under the camera and along the camera flex cable, using the pointy tip of the spudger to peel away the adhesive, freeing the camera. Carefully lift and remove the camera.
    • Using a spudger, gently pry up the camera.

    • Work your way under the camera and along the camera flex cable, using the pointy tip of the spudger to peel away the adhesive, freeing the camera.

    • Carefully lift and remove the camera.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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