PlayStation Vita SIM Card Reader Replacement

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Introduction

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

This guide takes your through the process of installing the right button board. This board controls the action, start, and select buttons.

 

Step 1 Case Separation
Image 1/2: 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 SIM Card Reader


Image 1/2: 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.

 

Step 10
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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.

 

Step 11
Image 1/3: Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the blue, 5.0mm screw from the SIM car reader.

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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