Introdução

This guide takes you through installing the SIM card reader on the PlayStation Vita.

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.

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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. 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.

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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.

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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.
  • 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. 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.

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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.

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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.

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 - Responder

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 - Responder

Yea I messed up there too. Is there a way to fix it?

Alethia Henry - Responder

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

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Gently pry open the tab of the flex cable socket on top of the SIM card reader. Free the flex cable by sliding the spudger underneath it and pulling it out of the socket. Rest the flex cable out of the way.
  • Gently pry open the tab of the flex cable socket on top of the SIM card reader.

  • Free the flex cable by sliding the spudger underneath it and pulling it out of the socket. Rest the flex cable out of the way.

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Use a spudger to release the plastic tab along the inside of the case and gently pry up the SIM card reader. Use a spudger to release the plastic tab along the inside of the case and gently pry up the SIM card reader. Use a spudger to release the plastic tab along the inside of the case and gently pry up the SIM card reader.
  • Use a spudger to release the plastic tab along the inside of the case and gently pry up the SIM card reader.

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Lift the SIM card reader out of the casing. Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the blue, 5.0mm screw from the SIM car reader. Separate the SIM card reader from the SIM card reader retainer.
  • Lift the SIM card reader out of the casing.

  • Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the blue, 5.0mm screw from the SIM car reader.

  • Separate the SIM card reader from the SIM card reader retainer.

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Conclusão

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

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I have an error relating to the reader on my Vita. If I took it out without replacing it, will it cause the same or different error so I have to replace it, or will it be (somewhat) fine??

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