Sony PlayStation Vita (PS Vita) Repairs
Sony released its first handheld video gaming console in 2005. The handheld gaming console category has traditionally been dominated by Nintendo whom released the Nintendo Game Boy, Game Boy Colour, Game Boy Advance (GBA) and then the DS series. Models released were the PSP-1000 series, PSP-2000 series and PSP-3000 series, with the latter two being the redesigned Slim & Lite and also the less popular PSP Go. PlayStation Vita (PS Vita) is the successor to the PSP series, released in February 2012.
Sony has kept the sleek oval design adopted with the PSP series of consoles in designing the PS Vita, and has realised the need to develop a more interactive gaming experience. To address this need, Sony opted for a OLED multi touch screen with approx. 16 million colours as well as a rear multi touch pad, and six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer and three-axis electronic compass), dual analog sticks, and dual cameras allowing facial detection, head detection and tracking capabilities.
Sony’s PS Vita is available in the Wi-Fi model and Wi-Fi+3G model and utilises a quad-core CPU and quad-core GPU with 512MB of RAM and 128MB of VRAM. Another change point of difference between the PSP and PS Vita is that the latter no longer has a removable battery, PS Vita game card replaces the Universal Media Disc (UMD) and the PS Vita memory card replaces the memory stick previously used for the PSP. Whilst the PS Vita is also backwards compatible with the PSP console, because it does not have the UMD reader this backwards compatibility is restricted to digitally released titles only.
Another major change for the PS Vita is the replacement of the XrossMenuBar (XMB) interface used across all previous PlayStation consoles. PS Vita instead uses LiveArea and has cross-platform features to connect the PS Vita with PS3 and PS4 once released.
Like the PSP, the games available and the price of the PS Vita console means it is more directed towards children over the age of 12 and young adults.
The updated PS Vita model, the PCH-2000, Sony has replaced the OLED screen with an LCD screen, though making the overall unit slimmer, lighter and extended battery life by an hour.
Generally fairly reliable the PS Vita does present with a variety of different issues, the most of which tend to be a result of misuse, such as the OLED or LCD screen cracking, the analog sticks breaking, or the console being dropped. A number of users did report freezing, being unable to turn the PS Vita off and non-responsive touch screens initially which seemed to be a result of first release teething issues.
We provide repair solutions for all Sony PS Vita models. All repair services include assessment of the problem/s, repair or replacement of parts using genuine parts, and post-repair console testing.
|REPAIRS||SYMPTOMS or PROBLEMS|
|PS Vita Card Slot Repair|
|PS Vita Front OLED Touch Screen Replacement|
|PS Vita Rear TouchPad Repair/Rear Panel Replacement|
|PS Vita Analog/Joystick Repair/Replacement|
|PS Vita Directional Button or Directional Pad Repair/Replacement|
|PS Vita Front Camera Repair/Replacement|
|PS Vita Rear Camera Repair/Replacement|
|PS Vita Memory Card Slot Repair/Replacement|
|PS Vita Software/Firmware Repair|
|PS Vita Unbricking Service|
|PS Vita 3G Antenna Cable Replacement|
|PS Vita SIM Card Reader Replacement|
|PS Vita GPS Antenna Cable Replacement|
|PS Vita Wireless Card Replacement|
|PS Vita Wi-Fi Antenna Replacement|
|PS Vita Charge Port Repair/Replacement|
|PS Vita Battery Replacement|
|PS Vita Power Rectification|
|PS Vita Main Logic Board Motherboard Repair/Replacement|
|PS Vita Facelift|
|PS Vita Speaker Repair|
|PS Vita Headset Jack Repair/Replacement|
|PS Vita Microphone Repair/Replacement|
|PS Vita Shoulder Button Repair/Replacement|
|PS Vita Action Button Repair/Replacement|
|PS Vita PS Button Repair/Replacement|
|PS Vita Start/Select Button Repair/Replacement|
Repairs and problems are not limited to those above.
Symptoms and problems listed as examples only.