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PlayStation Vita Wi-Fi Antenna Replacement

What you need

  1. PlayStation Vita Wi-Fi Antenna Replacement, Case Separation: step 1, image 1 of 2 PlayStation Vita Wi-Fi Antenna 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 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.

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    • 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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4 Comments

what about the ps vita slim 2000 model? ive got no wifi at all but cant see a teardown to find the wifi module

Keegan - Reply

Is WiFi / 3G antenna cable: UFL/IPEX to UFL/IPEX 1.3mm? What is the white cable length?

samohvalov2010 - Reply

Yeah this is not a Wifi antenna cable. The "wireless card" only does 3G and GPS/Glonass. Wifi controller is on the mainboard itself.

computer1up - Reply

^ okay that explains a lot, i thought i was missing parts in my PSV1000 wifi

Bronson - Reply

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