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This guide takes you through the process of installing the 3G antenna cable on the PlayStation Vita. This is the black antenna cable on the left of the wireless.

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  1. PlayStation Vita 3G Antenna Cable Replacement, Case Separation: step 1, image 1 of 2 PlayStation Vita 3G Antenna Cable Replacement, Case Separation: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • 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 a Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the two 5.4mm screws hidden beneath the accessory port cover.

  3. PlayStation Vita 3G Antenna Cable Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 2 PlayStation Vita 3G Antenna Cable Replacement: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • 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.

    One of the shoulder buttons fell out when I was doing this step, along with the piece holding it in place. They go back in just fine when reassembling but make sure that they are oriented properly, of course.

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  6. PlayStation Vita 3G Antenna Cable Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Using a spudger, free the touch screen controller flex cable by gently prying up the connection.

  7. PlayStation Vita 3G Antenna Cable Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • 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 - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    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 - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

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

    Alethia Henry - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    This component was far more stubborn than the screen connector when it came to removal. I opted for a smaller tool than the spudger (small flat-head) and managed to disconnect it after determining the best bit size for the job. Screwdriver is metal, obviously, so being gentle helps to avoid damaging anything.

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  8. PlayStation Vita 3G Antenna Cable Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Separate the front and rear cases.

  9. PlayStation Vita 3G Antenna Cable Replacement, 3G Antenna Cable: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • Using the pointy end of a spudger, gently pry the 3G antenna cable off of the wireless card.

  10. PlayStation Vita 3G Antenna Cable Replacement: step 10, image 1 of 1
    • Using the pointy end of a spudger, gently pry the 3G antenna cable off the right button board.

    • Deroute the 3G antenna cable out of the casing and remove it.

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

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I need mine fixed because it has came out but it isn’t a wire it is like a orange thin thing and it won’t clip back in

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