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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. 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.

  2. 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. 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.

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

  4. 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.
    • 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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  6. Gently separate the two cases, minding the battery and the touch screen controller connectors holding the two cases together. Gently separate the two cases, minding the battery and the touch screen controller connectors holding the two cases together.
    • Gently separate the two cases, minding the battery and the touch screen controller connectors holding the two cases together.

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

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

  9. Separate the front and rear cases.
    • Separate the front and rear cases.

  10. 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 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.

  11. 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.
    • 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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what about the ps vita slim 2000 model? ive got no wifi at all but cant see a teardown to find the wifi module

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