Introduction

This guide takes you through the process of installing the action button on the PlayStation Vita.

  1. Power off and remove the memory card.
    • 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 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.

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

    • 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.

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

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

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

    • Separate the front and rear cases.

    • Using the pointy end of the spudger, disconnect the three antenna cable connectors on top of the wireless card.

    • Deroute the antenna cables so that they are out of the wireless card casing. Rest the wires out of the way.

    • Hook the spudger beneath the tab on the wireless card casing and release the tab.

    • Peel up and remove the wireless card casing.

    • Remove the two 4.4mm Phillips #00 screws on the wireless card.

    • The wireless card will naturally pop out at an angle.

    • Pull out the wireless card.

    • Pry up the right shoulder button casing with a spudger and set it aside.

    • Remove the translucent, plastic right shoulder button cover.

    • Release the right shoulder button flex cable socket by using a spudger to gently pry open the tab.

    • Using tweezers, slide the flex cable out of the socket.

    • Using a spudger, gently peel up the right shoulder button from the light adhesive connecting it to casing.

    • Using the pointy end of a spudger, detach the antenna cable on the right button board.

    • Remove the antenna cable.

    • Using a spudger, pry up and release the ZIF socket on the right button board.

    • Gently pull the flex cable out of the socket. Rest the flex cable out of the way.

    • Release the tab on the small flex cable socket by prying up the tab with a spudger.

    • Using tweezers, gently pull the flex cable out of the socket. Rest the flex cable out of the way.

    • Remove the two 5.0mm Phillips #00 screws from the metal bracket securing the right button board to the motherboard.

    • Remove the metal bracket, using a spudger as necessary to lift it out.

    • Use a spudger to free the right button board by prying up from the bottom right corner of board.

    • Gently lift the right button board out.

    • Using tweezers, gently peel the action button off the back casing assembly.

Conclusion

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

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