Maybe some of you were there, when I was devastated by a certain incident, which broke my PS Vita. After getting a new slim one, but always looking back at the broken one for months,I finally fixed it.
At first I was a little skeptical about it, but I actually got a new screen including the touch device for very cheap (I will link the ebay-offer here as a shoutout, as I was really satisfied; sorry, it’s the German E-Bay). Anyway, I tried it out and watched some YouTube videos, which you should absolutely do, if you ever plan to repair such a device yourself. I would never have known how to open those flat tiny ribbon cable without it.
So I knew exactly what was waiting for me inside that thing. Interestingly the PS Vita’s innards consist of three cards instead of just one main board.
The hardest part was, that I needed to separate the screen sticker, which covers the whole front of the plastic casing. To do so, you would normally use a heat pistol or a hairdryer to soften the glue between screen sticker and casing. My wife and I don’t have either. We both have long hair, but believe that a hairdryer harms the hair too much. So instead, she gave me the tip to use the hot steam of a electric kettle (I know, that is a really old one on that picture xD. And that’s one of our cats behind it). She often uses this method, when she’s working on her doll heads.
Eventually, I managed to rip off the old screen. All that was left, was putting the new screen on and reassamble everything.
And damn, was I on a high pitch, when it was charging for the first time after so many months.
And everything works! Yay. Now I have two Vitas :D. But what bothers me, is...
I have no idea, where those belonged.