Introduction

This guide takes you through the process of installing the Wi-Fi antenna on the PlayStation Vita. This is the white antenna cable on the right side of the wireless card.

  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.

  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.

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

    • 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.

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

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

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

    • Separate the front and rear cases.

    • Using the pointy end of a spudger, gently pry the white Wi-Fi antenna cable connecotr off of the wireless card.

    • Deroute the Wi-Fi antenna cable out of the black plastic casing.

    • Using the pointy end of the spudger, gently pry the Wi-Fi antenna cable connector off of the left button board at the connection.

    • Remove the Wi-Fi antenna cable.

Conclusion

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

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