Introduction

This guide takes you through installing the speakers in the PlayStation Vita.

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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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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  • Gently insert a spudger along the side of the speaker on the back casing assembly. Pry the speaker off the casing and remove it.

  • The speaker is adhered to the casing with light tape, which may give the speaker light resistance.

What is that little connection point for, just above where the speaker sits. it has a single connection point on the side motherboard.

Chris Ramsay - Reply

Conclusion

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

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My Ps vita is still not playing sound with the volume all the way up. Think this could be electrical?

Sarah - Reply

my ps vita 3G model get washed, i dismantle the console and both speakers to let it dry. 1 month later my vita woke up but now the speakers sound bad, is there a way to fix them?

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