PlayStation Vita GPS Antenna Cable Replacement

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Introduction

This guide takes you through the process of installing the GPS antenna cable. This is the middle antenna cable on the wireless card.


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 8
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Separate the front and rear cases.


Step 9 GPS Antenna Cable
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Using the pointy end of the spudger, gently pry the GPS antenna cable off the wireless card.

Step 10

Image 1/2: Deroute the GPS antenna cable out of the casing and remove it.
Using the pointy end of a spudger, gently pry the GPS antenna cable off of the motherboard.
Deroute the GPS antenna cable out of the casing and remove it.



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