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PlayStation Vita GPS Antenna Cable Replacement

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  1. PlayStation Vita GPS Antenna Cable Replacement, Case Separation: step 1, image 1 of 2 PlayStation Vita GPS Antenna Cable Replacement, Case Separation: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • 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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    • 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.

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    • Separate the front and rear cases.

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    • Using the pointy end of the spudger, gently pry the GPS antenna cable off the wireless card.

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    • Using the pointy end of a spudger, gently pry the GPS antenna cable off of the motherboard.

    • Deroute the GPS antenna cable out of the casing and remove it.

Conclusion

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

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