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This guide takes you through the process of installing the rear panel. The rear panel houses the rear touch pad.

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    • 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.

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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.

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    • Separate the front and rear cases.

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    • With the help of a spudger, gently pry off and remove the battery cable retainer on the back casing assembly.

    • The easiest access to the battery cable retainer is where the battery cable comes out.

    • You can also use the two small tabs on the side of the cable retainer. Locate the tabs and release one at a time. Be a little careful not to push the cover in and re-lock it.

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    • Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the two 5.0mm blue battery case screws.

    • Remove the plastic battery retaining bar.

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    • Using your finger or a spudger, lift the battery out and remove it.

    • Guide the battery wires through the hole in the back casing as you remove the battery.

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    • Slide the spuder between the right speaker and the rear casing.

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

    • Remove the right speaker.

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    • Slide the spudger between the left speaker and the rear casing.

    • Using a spudger, gently peel up the left speaker from the light adhesive connecting it to casing.

    • Remove the left speaker.

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    • The rear panel remains.

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

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Brittany McCrigler

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I really enjoyed Your article ! I'm about to replace the touch pad, i got a Vita recently but it has some Heavy scuffs. I've seen the back touch pad has adhesive attached on it. I bought a replacement On Ebay. I'm not sure if the replacement has adhesive with it. If it doesn't what would be your guys Thoughts on what i should use?

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lol you will need some kind of adhesive its called common sense if Sony use it you use it simple

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I can't get pass Step 1. I can take out the bottom left screw of the rear touchpad but I can't take out the other 3. I bought a used Vita and there is a screw that turns but does not gout up. What should I do?

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