Introduction

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

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.

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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 - Réponse

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 - Réponse

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

Alethia Henry - Réponse

  • 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.

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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.

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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.

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Conclusion

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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