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This guide takes you through the process of installing the start/select button on the PlayStation Vita.

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  1. PlayStation Vita Start/Select Button Replacement, Case Separation: step 1, image 1 of 2 PlayStation Vita Start/Select Button 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 Start/Select Button Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 2 PlayStation Vita Start/Select Button 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.

  6. PlayStation Vita Start/Select Button Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • 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.

  9. PlayStation Vita Start/Select Button Replacement, Wireless Card: step 9, image 1 of 3 PlayStation Vita Start/Select Button Replacement, Wireless Card: step 9, image 2 of 3 PlayStation Vita Start/Select Button Replacement, Wireless Card: step 9, image 3 of 3
    • 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.

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

    • Peel up and remove the wireless card casing.

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    • 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.

  12. PlayStation Vita Start/Select Button Replacement, Right Shoulder Button: step 12, image 1 of 3 PlayStation Vita Start/Select Button Replacement, Right Shoulder Button: step 12, image 2 of 3 PlayStation Vita Start/Select Button Replacement, Right Shoulder Button: step 12, image 3 of 3
    • Pry up the right shoulder button casing with a spudger and set it aside.

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    • Remove the translucent, plastic right shoulder button cover.

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    • 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.

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

  16. PlayStation Vita Start/Select Button Replacement, Right Button Board: step 16, image 1 of 2 PlayStation Vita Start/Select Button Replacement, Right Button Board: step 16, image 2 of 2
    • Using the pointy end of a spudger, detach the antenna cable on the right button board.

    • Remove the antenna cable.

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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    • Using tweezers, peel the start/select button off the back case.

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

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Brittany McCrigler

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