Introduction

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

  1. Power off and remove the memory card.
    • Power off and remove the memory card.

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

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  2. Using your fingernail or a spudger, pry open the accessory port cover on the top of the device.
    • 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.

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

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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.

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

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

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

    Any idea what type of pcb header is on the board for the battery? I have a motherboard with a broken header but I cant source a replacement

    Jimbo Jones - Reply

    This is where I screwed up so I recommend extra caution for other newbies. Only the black part is supposed to come off. Don't be an idiot like me and pry off too much...

    ylimakiminna - Reply

    Yea I messed up there too. Is there a way to fix it?

    Alethia Henry - Reply

    • Separate the front and rear cases.

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

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    • 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.

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Conclusion

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

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