PlayStation Vita Battery Replacement

Introduction

This guide takes you through replacing the battery on the PlayStation Vita.

Step 1  Case Separation

Image 1/2: Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the four 6.4mm screws on the back casing.Image 2/2: 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.

Step 2

Image 1/3: 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.

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

Step 4
Image 1/3: Continue working your way around the device gently prying it open.


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.

Step 5
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Gently separate the two cases, minding the battery and the touch screen controller connectors holding the two cases together.


Step 6
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Using a spudger, free the touch screen controller flex cable by gently prying up the connection.

Step 7
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Free the battery cable by gently prying up on the connection with a spudger.


Step 9 Battery
Image 1/2: The easiest access to the battery cable retainer is where the battery cable comes out.


With the help of a spudger, gently pry off and remove the battery cable retainer on the back casing assembly.
The easiest access to the battery cable retainer is where the battery cable comes out.
You can also use the two small tabs on the side of the cable retainer. Locate the tabs and release one at a time. Be a little careful not to push the cover in and re-lock it.

Step 10

Image 1/2: Remove the plastic battery retaining bar.

Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the two 5.0mm blue battery case screws.
Remove the plastic battery retaining bar.

Step 11




Using your finger or a spudger, lift the battery out and remove it.
Guide the battery wires through the hole in the back casing as you remove the battery.

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