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This guide takes you through installing a camera on the PlayStation Vita.

  1. PlayStation Vita Camera Replacement, Case Separation: step 1, image 1 of 2 PlayStation Vita Camera 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.

  2. PlayStation Vita Camera Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 3 PlayStation Vita Camera Replacement: step 2, image 2 of 3 PlayStation Vita Camera Replacement: step 2, image 3 of 3
    • 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 Camera Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 2 PlayStation Vita Camera 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.

  4. PlayStation Vita Camera Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 3 PlayStation Vita Camera Replacement: step 4, image 2 of 3 PlayStation Vita Camera Replacement: step 4, image 3 of 3
    • 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.

  5. PlayStation Vita Camera Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 2 PlayStation Vita Camera Replacement: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Gently separate the two cases, minding the battery and the touch screen controller connectors holding the two cases together.

  6. PlayStation Vita Camera 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 Camera Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Free the battery cable by gently prying up on the connection with a spudger.

  8. PlayStation Vita Camera Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Separate the front and rear cases.

  9. PlayStation Vita Camera Replacement, Camera: step 9, image 1 of 2 PlayStation Vita Camera Replacement, Camera: step 9, image 2 of 2
    • Release the camera flex cable socket by prying up on the tab with a spudger. Leave the socket open.

  10. PlayStation Vita Camera Replacement: step 10, image 1 of 3 PlayStation Vita Camera Replacement: step 10, image 2 of 3 PlayStation Vita Camera Replacement: step 10, image 3 of 3
    • Using a spudger, gently pry up the camera.

    • Work your way under the camera and along the camera flex cable, using the pointy tip of the spudger to peel away the adhesive, freeing the camera.

    • Carefully lift and remove the camera.

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

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