Introduction

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

Image 1/2: Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the four 6.4mm screws on the back casing. Image 2/2: 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.

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Image 1/3: Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the two 5.4mm screws hidden beneath the accessory port cover. Image 2/3: Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the two 5.4mm screws hidden beneath the accessory port cover. Image 3/3: 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.

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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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Image 1/3: Continue working your way around the device gently prying it open. Image 2/3: There are still wires holding the front and rear cases together. You may damage the connections if you yank the cases completely apart. Image 3/3: 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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  • 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?

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  • 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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Image 1/3: 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. Image 2/3: Carefully lift and remove the camera. Image 3/3: 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.

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Conclusion

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

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